It was announced at Nintendo’s March 8th Nintendo Direct that Okami HD would be heading to Nintendo Switch this summer.
Okami is an action-adventure game developed by Clover Studio and published by Capcom. Okami has emphasized on its Celestial Brush mechanic, which allows players to impact the world around them which is perfect for the Nintendo Switch’s touch-screen functionality.
Okami was originally released in 2006 but instantly became a classic. Since then it’s been featured on 4 different consoles including the Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch will be its 5th console.
Okami is set in classical Japanese history and uses myths, legends, and folklore to tell the tale of how the land was saved by the Shinto sun goddess, Amaterasu, who took the form of a white wolf.
As for the critics, you’ll be hard-pressed to find any review under a 9 for 4 (depending on the scale) (and whatever you do DON’T look at the Nintendo Power review ). Critics raved about Okami’s art style, the games design, attention to detail and has been noted as “something special” by many game publications.