Nintendo News | Capcom Comments on why Okami came to Wii

By Jorge Ba-oh 16.11.2007 13

Capcom's Christian Svensson recently commented on the company's decisions to bring the much-loved PS2 game Okami to the Wii, and what could be in store for Wii players.

He starts by commenting on the position of the original release on Sony's Playstation 2, in that "we were shipping a beautiful, but new and creative title on the PS2 in a year where the 360 had already been on the market for many months and the PS3 and Wii were about to launch. It's unfortunate that beauty and creativity aren't always rewarded by the market, but that's the reality."

Svensson continues, "what if we took a second shot with Okami's content on another console? A platform people were repeatedly asking for it on? A platform that could help with some of the core mechanics of the game? And now that it was already semi-known and loved for sure by the media, it's no longer technically a new IP. It really deserved a second chance. Thankfully, others in our organization felt the same way."

He also hints at some technical improvements for the Wii version, but doesn't hold any promises: "we aren't currently planning any additional content but we're exploring a few possible things on the technical side of things that might make for an improved Wii experience".

Thanks to Kotaku for the tip.


Box art for Okami
Developer

Clover

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Capcom

Genre

Action Adventure

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a few possible things on the technical side of things that might make for an improved Wii experience
Surely he means pointer control for painting, but other than that?

( Edited on 16.11.2007 11:41 by Canyarion )

He doesn't want to include higher-res textures, as he doesn't find it neccessary to do so. I can not comment to that, since I do not know about the textures.

RE:4 didn't have any higher textures included, had it? It looks pretty raw to me.

I find your lack of faith disturbing!

Improving assets like textures is a lot of work.
Sadly, as he points out, arty adventure games like Okami dont do too well. (nor Physconaughts, nor BG&E ect...Zelda is the only success adventure game really)

This is a "second chance" to grab sales, they cant spend lots of money upgradeing stuff.

When he talks of improvements, he is probably talking about minor codeing changes;

eg. Progressive Scan support, better anti-alaising, ect.

Stuff that dosnt take lots of work to redo.

( Edited on 16.11.2007 12:54 by Darkflame )

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Translation: We needed the money.

Their reasoning makes sense and I'm glad Okami is coming to the Wii.

I was close to picking up the PS2 version, so I am glad I held off. It will be high on my purchase next year.

Temporarily banned until further notice.

If it sells like shit, you know Capcom will never do this again.

It's going to be shit and you jolly well know it.

Then let's hope these loud fanboys bring in a lot of money for Capcom in buying Okami.

I did buy it for PS2 1 week before they announce it for Wii. *sigh*

I find your lack of faith disturbing!

Laurelin said:
Then lets hope these loud fanboys bring in a lot of money for Capcom in buying Okami.I did buy it for PS2 1 week before they announce it for Wii. *sigh*

Sucks for you. Ever since I heard the rumor of this I stoped myself from going out buying a PS2 & Okami. I'm glad I did that because I would be in your same shoes.Smilie

Hopefully it will sell, I dont think they want to waste too much time and money on the game, they probably just wanna work on the controls and get it in the market as soon as possible I would think!

I see all these people insulting the Nintendo corporation because of the lack of mature content. Yet there is something about Nintendo (at least their games) that strikes a certain unadulterated feeling of joy!!!  Pokemon Y - 1048-9263-5562

It's only a matter of time before killer7 comes to Wii then, surely, if Capcom is listening to what people want on the system...

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Would that really be best though? Hardly be much of an enhancement. Viewtiful Joe 3 gets my vote.Smilie

jesusraz:
"It's only a matter of time before killer7 comes to Wii then, surely, if Capcom is listening to what people want on the system..."

..which means that they are going to release Resident Evil 5 Wii version?? CAPCOM I WANT A Wii VERSION OF RE5 PLEASE!!!!!!!

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