The sun god Amaterasu may return to brighten our days
It’s been a couple (read: 9 years!) since the release of the second game in the Okami series, the side-story Okamiden, was released on the Nintendo DS. While ports of the original game – which was released on the PlayStation 2 in 2006 – have brought Okami to modern systems, no news on a possible Okami sequel has left fans wanting.
In a tweet on October 18, the spoooky Ikumi Nakamura (ex-game director on GhostWire: Tokyo, backgrounds on Okami) tweeted out a video with PlatinumGames founder Hideki Kamiya (director of Okami at Clover Studios, Bayonetta director) teasing another game in the series.
Okami is going to be back! We want to make Okami sequel and fans are looking forward to it too. You guys want to see Kamiya’s Okami again, right, everyone? I want to work on it too! 大神をまた作りたい私たちです。????????@CapcomUSA_ @OKAMI_CAP pic.twitter.com/bLwuGnTew1— Ikumi Nakamura (@nakamura193) October 18, 2019
Okami will be back.— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) October 18, 2019
Nakamura explained that she “want(s) to see simply great games and games that gamers want to play be developed” while not understanding the “budgets and politics” of how games are made. She only wants to be “a creator that can say that great things are great.” In a tweet on October 19, she followed up by saying “Let's join together to call upon the great god. Let's show Ammy that we truly believe!”
So c'mon, everybody! Let's join together to call upon the great god. Let's show Ammy that we truly believe! Put your hands together and pray. ????Let's make our gratitude obvious! I mean, we shouldn't pray only when we want something.— Ikumi Nakamura (@nakamura193) October 19, 2019
While this doesn’t confirm that a new Okami game is in the works, having two high profile staff members who worked on the original game showing support for a new entry into the series – and true sequel on modern systems at that – should get fans hyped up.
Make sure to keep following Ikumi Nakamura on Twitter for all the latest updates on her antics (and news on Okami!), as well as Crunchyroll News to get the news as it happens!
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photo of his travels on Instagram.