Okami HD Announced for Nintendo Switch; Coming This Summer

During today's Nintendo Direct, the company announced that the 2006 PlayStation 2 classic by Clover Studio, Okami would be coming to the Switch this year.

on March 8, 2018 5:22 PM

Today, During the Nintendo Switch Direct, the company announced that Clover Studio’s legacy title Okami will be making its way to the hybrid console this year.

According to the company, Okami HD will be ported sometime this summer for the Nintendo Switch and will include new control options not found in other versions, including touchscreen control options when played in handheld mode, and Joy-Con support.

Set during the Classic Japan era, Okami HD has players controller the Amaterasu, the Sun goddess of the Shinto religion who takes the form of a white wolf throughout the game. Equipped with divine weapons, the Celestial Brush and accompanied by an artist Issun, Amaterasu ventures throughout Nippon, cleansing the land after a curse has been placed on it by the eight-headed demon Orochi.

Initially released in late 2006 as a PlayStation 2 exclusive, despite the game receiving critical acclaim, the game was a financial failure selling less than 300,000 copies. Since 2008, this colorful title has been ported to other systems such as the Wii, the PlayStation 3 in 2012, and the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on December 12, 2017.

You can watch the announcement trailer below. For more information on the title, you can check out my review of the game where I awarded the game a perfect score and provide more detail on how this game holds up after all these years.

Taylor Lyles is a staff writer at DualShockers. She specializes in gaming hardware, eSports, Virtual Reality, spiritual successors, new releases and upcoming titles. Born and raised in Maryland, Taylor is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Stevenson University. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, going fishing, studying Fallout lore, and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with the Dead Rising series.