"Okami" is an action-adventure game originally released back in 2006 for the Playstation 2. Critics hailed the game for its engaging story, beautiful art style, and its adaptation of traditional Japanese mythology, legends, and folklore. Publisher Capcom has now announced that the game will be released later this year on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Underrated

While "Okami" was a hit with critics upon its release, the niche nature of the game failed to drum up much mainstream success for the artistic title compared to other popular games of the time. While the "Okami" didn't initially take the world by storm, its popularity grew over time thanks to its critical acclaim and through word of mouth.

"Okami" is now considered one of the finest games from the PS2 era and an HD version was later released on the Wii, as well as the game seeing a re-release on the PS3 back in 2012.

A new lease on life

Capcom announced earlier this week that the HD version of "Okami" will be seeing a physical re-release on December 12 in the West and December 13 in Japan. Given how much Okami's reputation has grown over the years, there's no doubt plenty of gamers who missed out the first time around and will be eager to pick up this hidden gem. This release on both the Xbox One and PC will be the first time the game has been available to gamers on these platforms so, despite the fact the Xbox One and PC are backward compatible, it will be the first time these gamers have had the opportunity to play "Okami." The game will be priced at $19.99 and is available to pre-order now from most game retailers.

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Re-releases

Publisher Capcom has recently started re-releasing popular games from the past. Several "Resident Evil" games from eras gone by have been released on the current-gen, as well as an upcoming PS4 and Xbox One version of the popular RPG "Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen," which was first released back in 2012.

The company has apparently seen the potential in re-releases, and it looks like we can expect to see plenty more in the coming days. Given that the PlayStation 4 is not backwards compatible with games from previous consoles, there's a high demand among PlayStation gamers for re-releases of classic games from the past. The announcement of the game's release follows rumors that circulated earlier this year of an impending re-release. It seems for once the rumors were entirely correct. Here's hoping that "Okami" gets the sales it deserves this time.