Apr 24th, 2013

okamiToday the official Okami Twitter account has posted a new tweet that could mean that an Okami-related announcement is on the way, either for the Wii U or the 3DS. The tweet is as follows:

As for a translation, it can be translated to mean:

“Sorry I’ve been kind of out of touch lately, but I have the feeling we’ll be able to drop a fresh announcement like WHAM! around the beginning of Golden Week, so please look forward to it. Right now we’re on track with preparations.”

For those that don’t know, the tweet is referring to Golden Week, which is a national holiday in Japan that begins on April 29 and runs through May 5. What do you think the announcement will be about? Let us know in the comments below!

[via Gematsu]

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  • It better not be another remake…

    • Nintedward

      Okamiden 3D! 😛

      • Dominic Coradazzi

        …too soon

    • blah

      super Okami + Okamiden HD 3D arcade prepare to paint edition:Revengeance

  • dodge2461

    How do we know it’s for the Wii U? Do they have some exclusive rights with Capcom? I hope it’s for Wii U.

    Only reason I’m asking is because I didn’t know.

    • We don’t know if it’s for the Wii U. Given that Okami has only been released on Japanese systems though, I think Capcom will likely continue the trend.

      • blah

        okamiden and okami were both released in english!?

        • MujuraNoKamen

          True, but I think she meant “Japanese made systems” as in Nintendo and Sony consoles – Not stinky Microsoft 🙂

          • Exactly.

          • blah

            ah sry. I misread it then 😉

  • Arvind Kannan

    Hope this turns out to be a game for the Wii U. Exclusivity would be even more appreciated. The system needs all it can get at the moment!

  • Zuxs13

    No Nintendo reference in that tweet.
    On a side note when the hell did “tweets” become official news sources?

    • Were you even awake last week during the Boston troubles? Tweets are news in our technologically-inclined world.

      • Zuxs13

        Um Ashley yes I was awake, I live in Boston. That is what I was referring to. I got more news quicker from the state police tweets (and more accurate) then CNN. But it still seems silly that a company/government twitter account, most likely managed by an intern or something, has become the “official ” news source for those institutionss.

        • It’s a direct link to the people. It doesn’t have to be processed through management. That’s why it’s quicker and much more raw and its why news spreads like wildfire before “official” outlets can get to it.

          As an aside, I apologize for the snarkiness of my previous comment, I assumed you were being sarcastic about the source instead of asking a genuine question, which is the perils of text conversation over the internet.

          • Zuxs13

            It is quicker and more raw until it is easily hacked, and someone falsely posts fake news on it like the white house bombing. Or it is “mistakenly ” left open and no good comes from that.
            No it was a legitimate question. I have seen especially in the video game industry they are relaying on tweets and Facebook to make announcements. But until I hear it from the mouth of the CEO ( or something to that level) I take it all with a grain of salt.

          • bizzy gie

            What are retweets? And how does the hashtag system work?

          • Retweets are essentially copies of a tweet posted to your timeline so your followers can see. The hashtag system works so that you can search a specific hashtag on the main Twitter website and see all the tweets that use that particular hastag.

          • bizzy gie

            Are the hashtags necessary? How come it can’t be basic names without hashtags?

  • jjmesa14

    The Wii U graphics demo at E3 2011 looked somewhat like Okami.

  • Nintedward

    ”either for the Wii U or the 3DS” Is a bit missleading don’t you think ? We can all hope it’s for Nintendo Platform/s but what if it turns out to be a PS4 or Vita exclusive or a simple port of Okami to Vita or something like that…

    Who knows…

    • It could very well be, we don’t know at this point. It’s relevant because the series has always targeted Nintendo home consoles and handhelds. If it doesn’t this time around, it will be a new precedent.

      • Nintedward

        Yeah , you’re right. It’s a logical assumption.
        I hope it’s a sequel for Wiiu 😀

      • Anton Gustin

        It hasn’t really mainly targeted Nintendo, I mean Okami started out on the PS2 and was ported later to the Wii, and the Ps3 has a HD version of the game too, so it could be either one!

      • Dylan Groot

        Only Okami game that was targeted to a Nintendo platform was Okamiden for DS. A new Okami for Wii U would become my most anticipated game instantly though. I thought Okami was even better than Twilight Princess (dare I say that!?). Hell I think I enjoyed it even more than Skyward Sword!

      • Tim Bryant

        Okami was originally a PS2 title. It came to the Wii as a port about 2 years later.

  • Super Buu

    Hopefully an Okami 3. That would be AWESOME!!

  • Danny Tam

    Rather presumptuous to assume it’s for Wii U or 3DS.

  • ludist210

    I bet it’s either a port of Okami HD or Okamiden HD (or both). I’d buy Okami HD on Wii in a heartbeat.

    Though it could be something else on the handheld front…

  • Raif

    I wouldn’t mind a Okami HD and Okami-Den remake pack in title thing for the Wii U, id buy that day 1.

  • Geoffrey Tasker

    we can over explain the title of the article all day. fact of the matter is when you read it you automatically assume that something about okami and something Wii U related was mentioned in the article . sadly neither is true. in fact the sub title would have made the better head line. but journalist have a tendency to try to grab you with a headline that is not 100% reflective of the story…

  • XelaFury

    If (and that’s a big IF) they announce a new Okami game for the Wii U or 3DS or both (exclusive or not), then I’m gonna’ scream of excitement. And yeah, I know, I should’nt keep my hopes to high right now, but one can dream, right?

  • val berger

    I’d buy it.

  • jhgjhg

    lol @ u hopeless fanboys hoping someone is stupid enough to waste resources and bring Okami to the Pee U. LOL

    • Or speed more money so you can take a S***! on them! 🙂 XD

    • Wow Zorbo is back but using a ghhdjhdtfjkgydd.gkhdsiulk name now that my man is pathetic. Lots of good news for WiiU recently and ALL OF A SUDDEN you dissapeared, now that is even more pathetic, and then this tweet (I don’t give a darn about twitter but that’s a different story) which I admit is vague, but all of a sudden you jump on it like a vulture on a fresh corpse, that my man is the most pathetic choice I have seen in 35 years of life. Your Pee U and LOL verified it’s you so pls go jerk yourself on whatever turns you on.

    • [000]

      From the looks of your name, you must have accidentally created your account, and now you’re accidentally going on Wii U Daily, so go and accidentally leave, delete your account, or fall off a bridge, as long as it’s not here.

  • Ray01x

    I want Okami for Wii U! T^T

  • Ducked

    They didn’t stat anything about it coming to Wii U or 3DS, But it would be awesome to see a Okami 2.

    • Okami 2 is out by the name Okamiden for Nintendo DS
      Release date(s)

      JP September 30, 2010[2]
      NA March 15, 2011[3]
      EU March 18, 2011[4]
      AUS March 17, 2011[5]

      • Ducked

        Does Okamiden say Okami 2? No, it was a downgraded version put on the DS. It wasn’t a bad game, but its not the next step.

  • Mr. Nick

    Just finished Okamiden for the DS….let’s bring a new one to the U.

  • Okami 3 for Wii U? 🙂

  • Robknoxious1

    I’d be very interested in a Wii U version of a new Okami game.

  • okamilover

    I’m now playin Okami for Wii on my WiiU, it’s great and I’d love a sequel on WiiU!

  • DemonRoach

    Nothing to do with Wii U. Maybe a sequel?

  • Ray01x

    Please PLEASE let this be a new Okami game! And there better be a Wii U version!
    Capcom, you said you had many games in the works for Wii U, this better be one of them! :/

  • Silver Fox

    just got Okami a month ago .. put it in my wii u and it looks like crap plays like crap i dont like the story or anything about it. other games look even better on wii u dont know why but i guess on wii okami wouldve looked even worse to me. i was excited too heard a lot of hype for this game!

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  • Alex Damman

    i pray to god that this is okami HD for wii u, r even okami 3, but i’m afraid i have to say that it really doesn’t mean anything about wii u specifically. we shouldn’t get our hopes up.

  • stratisifre

    seriously, a controller with a big ol touch screen in the middle? it’s just BEGGING for an okami game on it lol

  • Frak

    Sounds great, but where does it say in the Tweet it’s related to Wii U or 3DS?

  • Arthur Jarret

    I do hope it’s a third game, and not another remake…