Fans of the beautiful PlayStation 2 title Okami just got a reason to get excited. Two of the game’s original developers went on camera to declare that “Okami is going to be back!”

Ikumi Nakamura, the creative director of GhostWire: Tokyo, met with Hideki Kamiya at PlatinumGames. Both worked on Okami in 2006 – Nakamura as an artist and Kamiya as game director.

Nakamura tweeted a video of the two together, discussing an Okami sequel.

“Okami is going to be back!” reads the tweet. “We want to make Okami sequel and fans are looking forward to it too. You guys want to see Kamiya’s Okami again, right, everyone? I want to work on it too!”

In the video, you can Kamiya say that “Okami is going to be back.” Nakamura, faking surprise, asks: “Really?!” to which Kamiya, still giving us the thumbs up, replays: “Really.” Nakamura then blurts a short “wow” and walks off-camera, presumably running to start working on the sequel.

Hideki later retweeted Nakamura’s tweet, writing, “Let’s do it Capcom.” Capcom holds the rights to Okami and told Polygon it has “no announcements” regarding a hypothetical Okami 2.

Will we ever get a sequel to Okami? Maybe. Nakamura is currently looking for her next project after leaving Tango Gameworks, and a reunion with Kamiya (the two also worked together on Bayonetta) could be a likely outcome. Then again, this might all be just wishful thinking.

Okami was released on PlayStation 2 in 2006. The game captivated fans (myself included) with its unique art style, inspired by Japanese ink wash painting, and a story based on Japanese folklore. In 2017, Okami was remastered as Okami HD on PC and Nintendo Switch.


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