Okamiden Started As An Internal Fan Project

By Spencer . April 16, 2010 . 7:58am

image The origins of Okamiden, a Nintendo DS sequel to Okami, may surprise you. It wasn’t born from a boardroom meeting like so many sequels.


Okamiden started off as a humble fan project. Kuniomi Matsushita and a small group of Okami fans inside of Capcom voluntarily made a Nintendo DS demo. After work was complete, Matsushita brought the pre-prototype to Ace Attorney Investigations producer Motohide Eshiro.


“What in the? Isn’t that white dog, no, white wolf, Okami, running around,” Eshiro exclaimed. Matsushita asked Eshiro if he would produce the game and official developed followed afterward.

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