Capcom Announces Ōkami HD for Nintendo Switch


Ōkami HD is by far one of the most visually stunning games on the market. Since the PlayStation 2, Amaterasu and friends have taken our hearts by storm. Today, Capcom has announced that Ōkami HD will be released on the Nintendo Switch bringing its Japanese Sumi-e ink style art to life to both the home and on the go through the power of the Nintendo Switch.

Along with the announcement, Capcom did confirm that Ōkami HD will launch this summer as a digital download only, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One received physical copies last December. This upcoming version of the game will take a unique twist as players will find a new way to experience using Amaterasu’s brush in and out of combat while playing Ōkami HD for the Switch. You can see the new uses for the brush down below as provided by Capcom.

Touchscreen Painting – Create brushstrokes directly on the touchscreen in Handheld mode
Motion-Control Painting – Paint with the Joy-Con™ controller’s motion controls in TV or Tabletop mode by moving it in the desired pattern, just like a paintbrush

For those of you unfamiliar with Ōkami HD, you can see the games story synopsis down below.

Art meets action and puzzle solving in Ōkami HD, where players must use a combination of magic abilities, clever attacks, an arsenal of items and Celestial Brush techniques to restore life and color to the land of Nippon. In the game, 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. A cast of colorful allies appear to help Amaterasu defeat foes and rid the land of Orochi’s curse.

Stay tuned for our review of Ōkami HD for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

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Dustin is our native console game reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the borders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPGs, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on Twitter or Facebook.

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