Okami HD Trailer Shows A PS2 And PS3 Comparison

By Ishaan . June 19, 2012 . 8:44pm

Capcom USA have uploaded the first trailer for Okami HD, scheduled for release on the PlayStation 3 this fall. It…looks like Okami. Take a look at the video below:



Okami HD will be compatible with the PlayStation Move controller for controlling Ammy’s celestial brush, and will also be updated with trophy support.

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  • CirnoLakes

    To be entirely honest, it doesn’t look better than PlayStation 2 emulation really.

    That being said, you need a pretty beefy processor still right now to do that without framerate issues. Also, it’s friendly and easy to use and we’ve been dying for this for a while. An official HD version.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I will have this. Day 1.

  • KotaroInugami

    Woah woah woah, time out. Did the PS2 version really look that cloudy? Cuz I don’t remember it looking so bad. :/ In fact I recall being quite impressed.

    • Exkaiser

      It definitely wasn’t that cloudy. This trailer is very exaggerated.

      • revenent hell

        Im sure it was edited a mite probably in hopes the HD version will sell more if the difference is “more” apparent. The only difference to me is the more vivid colors wich resembles the Wii version but the PS2 one realy was not that blurry looking at all…..Creative licensing is such a wonderfull thing no?

      • Suicunesol

        It’s quite possible that it’s comparing PS2 footage on an HDTV to PS3 footage on an HDTV. I know for a fact that PS2 games tend to look better on standard definition displays over HD displays. :o

        Just a thought.

        • mirumu

          Yeah, I think they’ve actually zoomed in quite close and upscalers on HDTVs tend to make any SD signal more blurry as you say. Maybe Capcom used a composite cable rather than component too for added fuzz?

          In the video the PS2 must have been connected via an analogue connection because you can actually see the pixels in a few places and they’re smeared and ghosting like crazy.

          • KuroiKen

            Maybe Capcom is so close to being bankrupt, that they can’t afford a component cable? A joke of course, but…

          • malek86

            “In the video the PS2 must have been connected via an analogue connection”

            Considering the PS2 didn’t have any kind of digital connection (Component is analogue too), that sounds like too easy a guess…

          • mirumu

            There was a D-Terminal cable available for the PS2 in Japan that people often claimed was digital. It’s a common connector on HDTV gear in Japan. Using that cable some games would run in progressive mode that couldn’t otherwise using component. But yes, it’s not really digital. Closer to SVGA than anything.

            Edit: Oh, and there’s the early PS3s like mine of course that do provide a true digital output for PS2 games. Nothing stopping Capcom from using one of those.

          • malek86

            D-Terminal is still analogue though, even VGA is. The Gamecube also had a “digital” port (it was even marked that way on the console) for Component cables. But well, it was all marketing. You have a better product, you have to make people understand how better it is, and using the “Digital” word worked well in this regard, even if it was technically wrong. It’s just like how Capcom is trying to make the PS3 version look better by screwing down the PS2 one.

            Also, there were games that would run in progressive mode with D-Terminal but not with Component? I don’t see how that could be the case, seeing as D-T is essentially the japanese version of Component. Unless the localized version didn’t include progressive scan from the start (it has happened in a few cases).

          • mirumu

            In terms of the games and D-Terminal I’m just going off what others claimed as I never owned the cable myself. Could well be just games behaving differently in different regions as you say. Most of the games I own didn’t support progressive scan on a real PS2. It was only achievable on things like a PS3 or emulators which had a frame buffer in the middle.

      • Julien_N

        That’s exactly what I thought.
        Because, when you think about it, there is no real difference between the two games, graphically speaking. The art direction is really great and no increase in definition could drastically change everything. Especially for a game with such a stylish world.

    • malek86

      Comparison videos are always trying to make the other product look inferior. I imagine this video will have been taken on a HDTV LCD with the crappiest possible scaler, and with composite cables for good measure.

  • British_Otaku

    The colour scheme and lack of watercolour filter resembles the Wii version.

    See: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/ps2-wii-comparison-okami/32960

    Not a weakness, but the game would benefit from letting us choose either rather than…

    Wii NA/EU – Awkward dodging controls, no credits, removes part of the visual appeal from before.
    PS2 EU – No treasure bonus mode.
    PS2 NA/JP – The original product.
    Wii JP – Fixes some problems including credits.
    PS3 NA- No disc. Changed visuals
    PS3 JP – No disc. First Run Bonus E-Book.

    Seems minor, but we already have a mess without anything more significant than missing credits. >_> And it is one game.

    I wish the best for the project and hope no one misses out besides retail vs digital this time.

    • revenent hell

      I was going to make mention on how this resembled the Wii one as well

  • kupomogli

    I hope the PS3 version has an IGN watermark. Just so it’d be as cool as the Wii version.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    I never remembered that the PS2 graphics is so cloudy there. Does they add more cloud to make it look worse here or is it my memory failed me here???

    • Julien_N

      It isn’t your memory.

  • PuddlesPuddles

    The original was pretty great, though my main criticism is that it was too long for its own good. There was some repetition, and the pacing was definitely too slow in parts, but it picked up at the end, and looking back, it’s one of my favorite PS2 games. I’ll probably play the HD version eventually.

  • Sigh. I guess my capcom boycotting is over.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Okami is just too strong to be resist here isn’t it?^^

      • Heck, the last Capcom game I bought was Okami-Den last year March. I’m a sucker for Okami >_>

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Haha.^^ Even though we hate Capcom way of doing business, we still should be able to enjoy great game here.^^

    • AnimusVox

      It’s ok if they’re only revamping this game with nicer *finger quotes* graphics it shouldnt be ruined, even by Capcpom. And this was a game made when they had good devs working for em.

  • Peace Legacy

    WTF! Was the PS2 footage recorded using a phone cam or something?

  • heartless141

    Just beautiful.

  • Eilanzer

    i´m playing okami right now in my old ps2 and the game isn´t like this! WTF?! O_o

  • Niermyico

    PS2 version wasn’t THAT misty (bad). I always thought that the game had the mist for the overall style of the game, and that it showed that they were telling a story. Capcom with its propaganda to get sales.

  • I wonder if this game will get a disc release? I say this because I have no idea how many gigabytes it’ll take for a big of a game like Okami to download from PS Store to my console and I have a wi-fi limit of 25GB per month.

  • Well… this is Capcom. They performed the same dirty trick with RE4, they don’t have to do this kind of things with epic games like theese..

  • Never played it before, but now I have no reason NOT to play it now.

  • doubletaco

    Sorry, Capcom. Rehashing your old IPs from dev teams that left your company won’t win my business back, either.

  • Yeah…it looks like there is nothing that HD will add to Okami for me. TBH, it looks just like it did on PS2 and Wii when i l played them. And, as everyone else has stated, that PS2 footage was janky.

  • davidvinc

    What a blatantly false trailer. I played the PS2 version not that long ago and it didn’t look like that. The PS3 version honestly doesn’t look that much better, just more clear. The PS2 version was NEVER that blurry – if it was your eyes would be tearing up after awhile. This trailer is misleading and Capcom should be ashamed.

  • Happy Gamer

    This was one of the top 3 games in the year 2000-2010 that I waited for so much that nobody knew, got it day one pre order and beat it and from beg. to end felt mesmerized and had so much fun with. Ignored lots of friends for couple of days. It was also the game that made me feel that it wasn’t that I was too old to game and games were getting stale..I just needed a good game.

  • disgaea36

    lmao this is so much BS. they tried to make the ps2 version look mad foggy and the ps3 crisp. lol thats bs the game looks exactly the same what a waste of time. I’m playing the game now on my ps2 slim on an hdtv with composite cables and it looks the same. Nice try capcom, the way the game was designed its gonna look good no matter how old it is. The only reason u should pick this up is if you never got the chance to play this or grab a nice looking copy of the disc or if you have trophy fever.

  • I already own and beaten the PS2 version, so I have no intention of buying this, but I’m kind of disappointed by the lack of Paper Filter effect (maybe they will allow you to add it in the Options Menu).

    Also, as many have said, I don’t recall the PS2 version looking this bad O_o…


  • DarthSithZero

    Noooo PS Vita plz

  • Bakuryukun

    Aw yeah…I love me some Okami, so I’ll be getting this for sure.

  • Setsuryuu

    Aaah, good old Okami. I remember this game from the time I couldn’t avoid misreading that weird-cat-avatar Siliconera’s editor name as Issun. Hey look at that, it was Issun that wrote this article! No wait, I mean Ishaan.

    Anyway, as people said down there, they definetely made a very weird tampering on the PS2 version making it so cloudy; I still have the game here (I even played it recently) and it’s not like that at all (at least in my non-HDTV screen, it isn’t). And that’s not a good sign…

  • Capcom: “buy this game again we already sold last generation with developers that quit on us.” gamer: “hmmm idk” Capcom: “but it’s in HD. see how bad the PS2 version looks? it’s crap!” gamer: “it didn’t look like that, liar. It looked exactly like what you’re trying to sell me.” Everybody if you haven’t played this game, get the PS2 version on ebay like I’m gonna do and don’t stop your capcom boycotting.

    • That’s funny, when this game was announced, all I saw was five pages of people drooling over it. Are you sure this grand scenario about people buying the PS2 version on eBay isn’t simply some figment of your imagination?

  • Well, I for one am excited.  I’ve always thought that this was a game that would look great in HD and take advantage of all the fancy TV’s that folks have been buying and $20 is a good price.  No complaints here.

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