Okami 2 sequel and Okami Wii port wanted by its designer

Okami for PS2The action/adventure game Okami was made by Capcom for PS2. It combined several Japanese myths and legends to tell the story of how the land was saved from darkness by the Shinto sun goddess, named Amaterasu, who has taken the form of a white wolf that you played as.

And if Devil May Cry creator and Okami designer Hideki Kamiya has anything to do with it, there’ll be more epic wolf action soon in an Okami 2 sequel that he has in mind. He revealed Capcom has no concrete plans to make Okami 2, and nothing has been greenlit. However, insiders told Kotaku that while it’s not his decision to make, he would still really like to create Okami 2.

Meanwhile, Capcom’s Mega Man designer Keiji Inafune is considering a Wii port saying: “Of course [a Wii version of Okami is] something that I’ve personally thought about, but it’s easier said than done. It’s a cliche, but it’s not just saying, ‘Okay, let’s port it over here.’ There’s technology, controls and then people to make the game, whether it’s scheduling or knowing the hardware you want to take it to.”

Obviously it would be a perfect match for the Wii motion sensor controls, so he continued: “It’s not out of the realm of possibility, but we don’t have any plans for it right now, and nothing to comment on,” he told Gameinformer.

Update November 6th 2008: Capcom has released their sales data for the Wii version of Okami that was released earlier in 2008. Total sales on Wii were over 300,000, that’s 210,000 units sold in America and 90,000 units sold in Europe! At last count in March 2007, after a year the PlayStation 2 version of Okami ended up selling 270,000 units worldwide. — I guess what I’m getting at is that overall sales of 570,000+ would make a possible Okami sequel more likely.