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3:20 PM on 09.16.2010

TGS: Three minutes of Okamiden goodness, new images

While not in the hands of original Okami developer Clover Studios, Capcom's upcoming Okamiden for Nintendo DS looks like it's going to be a worthy successor.  The game picks up as a sequel to the original, following the...

Nick Chester

5:30 AM on 08.19.2010

Okamiden gameplay footage is predictably adorable

Capcom released this gameplay footage of Okamiden yesterday and it's pretty much the cutest thing I've seen this week. Chibiterasu is just so pudgy and I love watching him scamper around. The video shows a little bit of...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:00 PM on 08.07.2010

Puppies and J-Pop combine in this Okamiden trailer

I felt bad for all the DS games at E3 2010, especially Okamiden. How could any DS title possibly follow the unveiling of the 3DS? It just wasn't fair. I hope that Okami fans (all 200,000 or so of you) are still willing to bu...

Jonathan Holmes

6:00 AM on 07.30.2010

Adorable and terrifying Okamiden papercraft

Papercraft scares me. The whole prospect of it is intimidating, even without my stupid fingers to clumsy things up. Delightful as the photos of finished products wind up being, thinking about what a torn mess the ones I make ...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:40 PM on 07.15.2010

Okami DS Collector's Edition is insane, cute

Wow! Look at all this stuff you get with the "Legendary Edition" of Okamiden. Japanese gamers will nab this insane collection of Okami goods for the 8,000 yen ($90) asking price. Inside the lovely collector's box you'll find ...

Dale North

1:00 AM on 07.08.2010

Awww: Adorable Okami/Okamiden statues

You don't need to have an appreciation for Okami, Okamiden, or even cel-shadery to get a kick out of these sweet statues. Crafted by Tomopop user Somakun, this lovely pair was entered into the Anime Expo 2010 Art Show -- I th...

Jordan Devore





7:00 AM on 07.01.2010

DO WANT this Okamiden plush Chibiterasu

My fiancée and I are rarely go to bed at the same time. I usually roll in there about ten or twelve hours after she does because of our work schedules. That's not really a problem, except that she's taken to curling up...

Conrad Zimmerman



E3 10: Redefining religious games with El Shaddai photo
E3 10: Redefining religious games with El Shaddai
by Ben Perlee

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is far from the religious games of old, nor does it have anything to do with the Amy Grant song of the same name. And I should know, as growing up in a religious household, I was more than familiar with fantastic titles like Bible Adventures. It is based upon the story of Enoch, a book that is rarely considered a part of the Biblical Canon, but is still important to Biblical theology. A tale of a young holy man, Enoch is ascribed by the grandfather of Noah, and the book describes the fall of holy angels.

However, when we say that El Shaddai is a loose interpretation of the Book of Enoch, we definitely mean loose. After all, the Director and Character Designer is Sawaki Takeyasu and the Producer is Masato Kimura, and between them and their 100-person team they've worked on titles like Devil May Cry, Okami, and Viewtiful Joe. That is one hell of a pedigree.

Even odder was the formation of the game. According to Takeyasu, what happened was that an Ignition UK employee brought over the story idea to Takeyasu, and he thought it was a good one, so boom. Three years later, we have a title, that if anything, is visually incredible. Stylized painterly, the game will shift between tones of neon and pastels. Enoch himself will journey through a typical hack and slash gameplay, as Takeyasu wants to make this "even better than God of War 3 or Dante's Inferno." Mixing things up is some sidescrolling platforming, and I've been told that there will be more than 10 levels going on. Unfortunately, there will be no multiplayer.

Also, I was shown two trailers of El Shaddai, one of which you can see above. From what you can see, the game is gorgeous, with a strong painterly look as Enoch, granted heavenly armor, fights through enemies to destroy the seven Watchers, fallen angels in opposition to God. He must succeed, otherwise God will destroy the world in a flood to cleanse the planet.

Assisting Enoch is the charismatic and dashing Lucifel, who guides Enoch to the heavenly weapon of the Arch, a sort of blade/bow used for attacks. Archangels Micheal, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel will also offer support, images of apples evoking the garden of Eden show up, and a female figure showed up that is apparently a Biblical woman. My impressions? El Shaddai looks like an impressive title that offers an insanely interesting take on an interesting and unique topic. If the gameplay lives up to the promises, this should be fun.

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10:00 AM on 04.20.2010

Okamiden producer: Not a sequel, a 'spiritual successor'

With Clover studios having disbanded, some thought they'd never see a proper follow up to its 2006 PlayStation 2 classic, Ōkami. Ōkamiden, Capcom's upcoming Nintendo DS title set in the Ōkami universe, may just...

Nick Chester

10:00 AM on 04.20.2010

No current plans for iPhone/iPad versions of Okamiden

Ōkamiden seems like the perfect fit for the Nintendo DS, with its "Celestial Brush" mechanic that has players using the stylus to draw strokes in the game world to affect the environment and combat. It would also, many w...

Nick Chester



Okamiden coming to North America, first hands-on photo
Okamiden coming to North America, first hands-on
by Nick Chester

Fans of things that are good should be pleased to learn that Capcom is bringing Ōkamiden, the Nintendo DS follow-up to the PlayStation 2/Wii title Ōkami, to North America. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the publisher had trademarked the name all over the globe, shortly before announcing it only for Japan at least year’s Tokyo Game Show.

Act shocked, because you don’t want Capcom to feel bad. But it's nice to have confirmation, and after going hands on with a translated trial version of the game at Captivate, I’m convinced the game is headed in a direction that will surely please fans of the original. From the Sumi-e art style to how it feels making sweeping Celestial Brush strokes with the stylus, Ōkamiden truly nails the vibe of its predecessor across the board, while making fitting tweaks unique to Nintendo’s handheld.

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8:00 AM on 04.10.2010

Ep. 4 of The Journalism Show once again lacks journalism

While it pains me slightly to post this because it means Topher Cantler, a man cooler than the other side of the pillow, is not, I must. Episode 4 of The Journalism Show is here and the people need to know! In this episode G...

Matthew Razak

12:40 PM on 02.17.2010

Okamiden trademarked for US (hooray!)

Good news for those longing to hear about a North American Okamiden release. Capcom has recently trademarked the game in the United States, all but confirming that the DS sequel to Okami will be hitting the land of the round ...

Jim Sterling

7:20 PM on 12.07.2009

Ex-Clover dev won't touch Okami, wants to get Viewtiful

Hideki Kamiya, director of Devil May Cry, Viewtiful Joe, Okami, and Bayonetta should be feeling pretty good right now. Bayonetta was one of best selling games in Japan this year, and chances are it will also do pretty well in...

Jonathan Holmes

12:00 PM on 11.26.2009

New Okamiden trailer is ZOMG SO CUTE!

So far, Capcom has been rather stingy when it comes to showing footage of Okami sequel Okamiden in action. Fortunately, that miserly attitude has been made up for with a nice three-minute trailer that looks absolutely bloody...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 10.01.2009

Okami Vans will make your jaw drop

Um ... COOL. That is all I can say about these Okami-themed Vans, which are the latest project from the fine peeps over at Kyozo Kicks. Not only are the shoes beyond awesome, but I really like the sentiments in the artist's m...

Colette Bennett