Capcom today announced that critically acclaimed Okami has been re-incarnated as a digital download in North America today and in Europe starting tomorrow on PlayStation Network for $19.99/ ?19.99 / ?15.99. The game originally praised for its gorgeous Sumi-e style graphics has had its spirit boosted with heavenly HD graphics, PlayStation Move support and PlayStation 3 system trophies.

With Okami HD, players can take advantage of the PlayStation Move motion controller and naturally make brush strokes with the Celestial Brush to defeat enemies and solve puzzles. Okami HD will also support the DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller for those who wish to re-live the original experience.

Initially released to critical acclaim on the PlayStation 2 system, players take on the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess, who inhabits the form of a wolf. After a tyrannical monster turns the world into a ruined wasteland, she must use her magical abilities to restore the land to its previous glory full of life and color.

I'm a big fan of the original and really can't wait to get my hands on this HD re-release of what was one of the most under rated games of its time. It's unique play and art style didn't sell well in the UK, but for those who did buy it, it was one of the greatest titles ever made.

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