Okamiden picks up nine months after the original storyline and follows the sun god Chibiterasu, essentially a miniaturized version of Amaterasu (Okami’s canine protagonist), as well as the children of other Okami characters.
The game is all about using your divine powers and Celestial Brush to restore beauty to the land plagued by darkness. Along the way you help various villages, travelers and even fellow animals. A new feature for this sequel is the ability to team up with other characters on your adventure.
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Though some are wary about the decision on the Nintendo DS for the sequel, I think it’s a great fit for the game’s style. The Wii motion controls were fine for the most part, though there were a few occasions in which I became so frustrated with the game refusing to recognize the symbols I drew, that I resorted to scrawling curse words across the screen in the magic ink. The DS stylus seems just right for the Celestial Brush, and will hopefully fix this issue. And hey, it may be pretty cool, since it’ll look like you’re actually painting.
Okamiden is available for pre-order at Game Stop, and will include a bonus screen cleaner and Celestial Brush stylus.
Okamiden is set for a U.S. release on March 15, 2011.