Nintendo DS

Okamiden Trailer Shows Off Stylus Actions


Here’s our first glimpse of Chibiterasu and Issun running around to the Shinsuu Fields music in Okamiden. The trailer also gives you a quick look at the combat.


Any guesses for what the controls will be? I’m going to go with D-pad for movement and holding L for activating the brush. Regular attacks by tapping on an enemy, similar to Phantom Hourglass.


That leaves us with two questions:


1.How do you jump? Can you jump manually?

2. Will the face buttons be used for anything or will Capcom use them to provide left-handed controls like FPSes on DS?

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.