Sony continues to push out the exclusive titles for a younger generation. Another HD collection could be released soon
An Okami HD collection could be coming soon if reports are to be believed
So here’s what I’m probably going to do when Sony announces its next-gen console: I’m going to buy a PS3, buy all the HD collections and marathon through them. They’re going to be super cheap, and they’re a great way to revisit franchise, and Okami could be the latest to the HD collection treatment.
Andriasang reports that a PlayStation 3 version of the PlayStation 2 classic is coming, which would be no surprise because Sly Cooper already got the high definition treatment, and that was from the PS2 era. It’s going to be called something like Okami Zekki-ban, which very roughly translates to Okami Magnificent Version which sounds something like a HD collection. I doubt that’s the final title.
Expect Official Confirmation Soon … If Real
Game Jouhou, the Web site that reported on the news, isn’t 100 percent confident of the source’s information so Andriasang is treating the information as rumor. Famitsu usually announces the HD collections, and Andriasang reckons an announcement would arrive today or tomorrow. As of writing Famitsu hasn’t announced anything, so we’ll have to keep our ears close to the ground.
Okami originally released for the PS2 in 2006, and was one of the first games to use the hand drawn art style that look great on hardware that was relatively limited. The game released on the Wii in 2009 as a remake, and an original title released for the Nintendo DS in 2010.
Sony is doing a great job with the HD collections, because people who were firmly put off by the PS3’s high price and lack of third-party competition compared to the Xbox 360 can get epic trilogies for discounted prices. And actually, Sony has done everything it needed to make the console competitive: it reduced the price, introduced the Slim mode, released great first-party titles such as Uncharted: Drake’s Deception and made PlayStation Plus relevant. I mean, getting games for free is good but when you’re getting games such as Far Cry 2 for free then it’s hard to say no. This is the service that no-one understood just a few months ago.
So stay tuned for announcements.