Unleash The Wolf, Amaterasu. / by Steve Russell


The immediately striking thing that anyone will take away from a play through of Okami is its art style. I remember playing through the game during my final year of University and being captivated by its uniquely beautiful art direction and Legend of Zelda-esque gameplay; it really was breathtaking to play, emitting a charm that revelled in its Japanese heritage. 


Originally released on the PlayStation 2 in 2006, the game would later be ported to the Wii in '08 before finally being given an HD sheen in 2012 for its PlayStation 3 re-release. If you haven't had an opportunity to play it, or it somehow went under your gaming radar, then pick up a copy and treat yourself to its sweeping landscapes and charming characters as soon as you can. 

The game's art direction was helmed by the talented trio of Takeyasu Sawaki, Kenichiro Yoshimura and Mari Shimazaki, and Digital Arts company, Cook & Becker, have forged a partnership with Capcom to create some beautiful, limited edition, prints of some of its games; including Street Fighter and, of course, Okami. 

Taken from the Cook & Becker website: 

"Okami is a limited-edition fine art print from the official Capcom Okami art collection. This Okami print is made from original Okami concept art. The print is hand-numbered, stamped with the Clover Studio logo and embossed with the Capcom logo."

Prices range, so be sure to hit up the website and scope out the entire range! 

What do you think? Will you be picking up some mighty fine, unique and limited edition pieces for your office or living room? Shout out below!