A bunch of character videos for Okamiden have just been released by Capcom. For those that don’t know, Okamiden is an upcoming DS game that is a sequel to the award winning Okami. It will be released on March 15, 2011.
Okamiden takes place nine months after Okami. Chibiterasu, a sun god in the form of a wolf pup, must defeat a new evil force draining the beautiful landscape of its color.
The new character videos introduce characters that should be very familiar to those who played the first game. Here are all the videos, along with the character bios provided by Capcom.
He is a small fairy that has crossed the country as a traveling painter. Through an unexpected meeting with Amaterasu, he became his partner and helped save Nippon from the threat of Orochi. The two went their separate ways and Issun continues to travel the country as a Celestial Envoy so that he can spread the word of the gods. He was the first to notice the forthcoming catastrophe and is now set on discovering the truth behind it with Chibiterasu.
Descendant of the legendary hero Nagi, Susano is the true hero who defeated Orichi during the events 9 months earlier. Soon afterwards, he marries Kushi and the two were blessed with a son, Kuni. A doting father, he cannot help but worry about Kuni.
Though almost sacrificed to Orochi’s in the catastrophe nine months earlier, she is rescued thanks to the efforts of Ameterasu and Susano. Kushi agrees to marry Susano and the two were blessed with a son, Kuni. Though she can get a bit fed up with Susano’s doting, the three live happily together.
The spirit of the sacred tree, Konohana, and watches over Kamiki Village. She gives advice to Chibiterasu in an effort to save Nippon from the evil that has attacked the land once more.
The game seems to continue the artistic style of the first game, which is a good thing. The DS seems like the perfect platform for the game, as it will make drawing with the celestial brush accurate and fun. Capcom promises more content leading up to Okamiden’s release, and we’ll be waiting.
Go to Okamiden’s facebook page to learn more about the game and to enter the “Goblin face Okamiden Facebook Contest.”