The critically acclaimed PS2 title Okami will become a series next month with the release of the long awaited sequel, Okamiden. If this Nintendo DS exclusive performs up to snuff, there may be more Okami games in our future, according to an interview with Okamiden producer Motohide Eshiro.
Speaking to Gamesradar, he said:
“The game’s been out in Japan for a little while, and we’re pleased with the reviews – users seem to be very happy – and sales are health. We’ll see what happens here in North America on March 15: how many people deem the game worth playing, how they feel about it once they’ve played it. We’re certainly willing to explore the option of another Okami game if the market is there for it. If people want it, we’ll be pleased to deliver it.”
He says in so many words that if the demand is there, they will gladly make another Okami game, which is how the industry works in general so this isn’t too surprising. I for one am glad to see that they’re willing to support their cult classic, even though it didn’t sell so well. Okamiden will hit the Nintendo DS on March 15th. For some Okami goodness to hold you over until then, main character Amaterasu appears as a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.