UPDATE 16/5/18: Following Capcom’s announcement in March that beloved action-adventure Okami would be heading to Switch “this summer” in its recent, excellent high-definition remaster guise, the publisher has confirmed that the game will release on August 9th.
In its announcement tweet, Capcom also noted that eShop pre-orders for Okami HD are now live. However, at the time of writing, a cursory hop around Nintendo’s digital store in the UK offers no listing (or price) for the game, so eager parties will need to hold on just while longer.
Experience the stunning legend of Okami on Nintendo Switch on August 9th!
ðŸ–Œ eShop pre-orders are now live. pic.twitter.com/Zme3OATasF
— Okami (@OkamiOfficial) May 16, 2018
ORIGINAL STORY 8/3/18: Capcom has announced that Clover Studio’s action adventure masterpiece Okami will be heading to Switch later this year.
More specifically, it’ll be arriving in its recent Okami HD guise, which launched on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC at the end of 2017. Its absence on Switch was keenly felt back then, so it’s pleasing to see that now being rectified.
More pleasing still is the fact that there’s a little more to Okami HD on Switch than was seen on other platforms. Handheld mode, for instance, offers full touchscreen support when painting with the Celestial Brush, and tabletop and docked mode will – much like the excellent Wii version – use motion controls, via the Joy-Cons.
Okami HD is due to arrive digitally on Switch eShop some time this summer.