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Okami HD coming to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in December

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Okami HD is set for a 12 December 2017 release date for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This is Okami's second re-release, and this time the game is going all the way up to 4K resolutions.

Okami is the first game ever Telxvi put down before it even got started. Back in the olden days of 2007, some sort of design oversight had players, yours truly included, sitting in front of a dialogue box for about half an hour before things got started. The patience investment was more than I could muster at the time, but I've been told repeatedly that I missed out on a great game.

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Fast forward 10 years, and it looks like there will be another chance to give Okami the hours it apparently deserved, and this time on platforms other than the PlayStation.

Capcom has decided to release a re-re-master of Okami for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The last re-release was in 2012 for the PlayStation 3, and brought the game up to HD resolution with accommodation for an 16:9 aspect ratio.

The current release will do pretty much the same, with 4K support available for any hardware that can support it. Those who prefer the original 4:3 version will also be given the option, and certain loading mini-games removed from the PlayStation 3 and a later Wii version will also be included.

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"In Okami HD players take on the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess who inhabits the form of a legendary white wolf Shiranui on a quest to defeat Orochi, an eight-headed demon and tyrannical monster responsible for turning the world into a ruined wasteland", is the official promo line coming from Capcom regarding the game's story.

And another penny saved for Capcom, since I doubt they hired someone to rewrite all their promotional material and the likes.

This latest version of Okami HD is releasing in the west 12 December 2017.