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Okami Wii Paints its way to Retail

Capcom has today announced that Okami for the Nintendo Wii has begun shipping to retail. Offering an unequalled level of control built around the intuitive Wii Remote and available for the first time for widescreen with higher definition 480p graphics, Okami gives players an opportunity to rediscover a critically-acclaimed and beautifully crafted adventure as if they are playing it for the first time. Okami is available for $39.99.

Okami tells the story of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun god, who takes the form of a wolf and sets out on an amazing journey to restore a ruined, darkened world into a beautiful place full of life and color. Commanding the elements and various magical abilities, the player uses Okami’s signature Celestial Brush to revitalize life and defeat the tyrannical and destructive monster Orochi, effectively painting on the screen with the Wii Remote. Okami for the Wii takes the unique gameplay experience to a whole new level, creating one of the most compelling games for the Wii on the market today.

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Mixing Japanese folklore and a stunning traditional Japanese art style, Okami comes alive on Wii with its awe-inspiring art style and scenic 3D levels that have the appearance and texture of paper scrolls brushed with watercolor-like calligraphy art. Renowned development studio Ready At Dawn Studios has painted a whole new Okami experience on Wii through a blend of stylized graphics, movements and unique gameplay, resulting in a rich and dynamic experience never seen before.