What Okami could have been

Before Clover Studio decided on a cel shaded wolf and a watercolor world the game’s style went through a couple of changes. One version of Okami has a realistic looking version of Amaterasu and a lush world that Amaterasu can bring to life by walking over the land. Also Amaterasu is missing his celestial brush, which means the game would have played differently from the version in stores.

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This look at Okami has a style similar to the final release, but instead of having a paintbrush on his back Amaterasu has a laser cannon. This version of Okami looks like it foregoes the game’s paintbrush sequences to be more like an action title. Which version of Okami do you think would have sold better and might have kept Clover Studio around?


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