Okami HD is a remaster of the original Ōkami released for PS2 and Wii in 2006. While the original game has only visited PS2 and Wii, the HD Remaster is playable on all the current generation consoles.
While the original game has only visited PS2 and Wii, the HD Remaster is playable on all the current generation consoles. The updated version differs from the original in texture quality, HD does not feature some songs and include trophies.
The whole narrative in the game circles around Japanese stylistics: folklore tales, agitated myths, and well-known country legends mix up in the game's storytelling. The title also features unique stylistics inspired by Japanese ink-wash painting called Sumi-e. All of the game's visuals are rendered via cel-shading.
The game tells a story of Ōkami Amaterasu — the wolf representing the Japanese goddess of the sun. At the beginning of the game, she is going out for an adventure to seal the Orochi — demon who was unleashed by Susano, the great warrior.
The game presents itself as a mix of puzzle and platformer. Throughout the game, the player follows the main story. However, the side quest is also available. Apart from the exploring sections, the protagonist also participates in multiple battles. The main weapon-style used in battles is brushing, which is used for the wide variety of the actions including wielding the weapon.