A better look at Okami

New screens offer insights into the mysterious calligraphy world

Sometimes it's beautiful, and sometimes it's ugly. Either way, Okami is unlike any game you've ever seen. Casting players as a Japanese sun-goddess-turned-wolf, its gameplay involves a mix of platform-hopping, traditional adventure-game quests and using a "celestial brush" to paint objects into the game world.

It's hard to comprehend until you've gotten a good look at it, so click on the images tab above and feast your eyes on our new shots of the game. Showing friends, enemies and a lot of lush backgrounds, they should give you a better idea of what we've been raving about.


After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.


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