Let the sun shine in

The distinctive and beautiful Okami, Capcom's god-who's-a-dog watercolor PS2 platformer, won't be turning up over here until September. But, like a news-hunting canine with a nose for updates, we've dug up a new gameplay video to remind you why Okami will be so special.

It's all in Japanese, so we're still unsure as to the finer points of Okami's plot, but here's the lowdown: the canine heroine is the physical embodiment of the goddess Amaterasu, who has beamed down to Earth to save the world from a evil, creeping darkness.

The trailer shows you all you need to know about Okami's gameplay, with some great new examples of how you'll be wielding Amaterasu's magic paintbrush, and plenty of marvelous cel-shaded action. Click the Movies tab above and watch it now!

July 27, 2006