A legendary game inspired by Zelda is finally available on the North American eShop with the Switch release of Okami HD. Unfortunately, there is no physical version of the game outside of Japan (although the Japanese version does have English voice option in its menus). Originally released in 2006 for PlayStation 2, Okami is renowned for its cel-shaded art style, its Japanese water color art inspirations, and its intuitive celestial brush stroke mechanics.

In Okami, the player takes the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess in the form of a white wolf. Amaterasu travels across the lands of Nippon, fighting an evil that is corrupting the world. Throughout the adventure, the player will gain new tools and skills, solve puzzles, and fight incredible bosses in a beautiful mythical Japan.

This version of Okami has several screen and control options. You can play the game in widescreen or in the original 4:3 aspect ratio. Additionally, you can now use the Joy-Con (in TV mode/tabletop mode) or touch screen (in portable mode) to control the celestial brush strokes within the game. Unlike the Wii version (which used waggle based movements for attacks), the rest of the controls for the Switch version are mapped to buttons.

For anyone who hasn’t played Okami, it is a wonderful game, and at $19.99 USD, the re-release the lowest it has ever been available for.

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Source: Nintendo eShop

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