Today's Nintendo Download is something very special, as Okami HD makes its triumphant return to a Nintendo platform. The Capcom classic is widely considered one of the best examples of gaming as a pure art form, and an engrossing adventure in its own right. Once an obscure PS2 exclusive, the game miraculously made its way to the Wii where is saw a new lease on life. This led to an HD remaster several years ago, and now things come full circle with Okami HD arriving on the Switch eShop. I'm excited to see how the woodblock print graphics translate to Switch, and how the celestial brush controls take advantage of the Joy Cons.
This week also brings other digital delicacies, including Minit, 2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL, and the open beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ. Check out the press release below for the full release and update list.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
In OKAMI HD, take the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess who inhabits the form of a legendary white wolf Shiranui. (Graphic: Business Wire)
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