Trivia / Ōkami

  • Acclaimed Flop: It's hard to believe that the most beloved work of Clover Studios is also the one that led to their dissolution… (for a little while).
  • Approval of God: Despite not working on it, Hideki Kamiya has given his approval to the PS3 remastered version, going as far as to tell someone to play that instead when a fan told him he bought the Wii version.
  • Creator Backlash: Hideki Kamiya doesn't look back on the Wii remake too fondly.
  • Development Gag: The idea of a more realistic setting was scrapped relatively early in development, but the realistic Ammy nonetheless appears as a Palette Swap that can be won upon finishing the game and starting a New Game+.
  • Name's the Same:
    • Kuni (Kuninushi in the Japanese version) appears to be named after Okuninushi, one of the lesser known kami.
    • The name "Ōkami" was first used by Capcom in Senjou no Okami shoot'em up series.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Initially, the game would have been much more realistic looking. However, this was changed early on, since the the watercolor look helped convey the concept of restoration.
      • Another reason, more pragmatic, is that the PlayStation 2 simply could not handle a more detailed version of the game (without cutting out objects or making the levels smaller).
    • Ammy could fire laser beams from mirrors and had to fight monkeys and panthers. These can be seen in the videos, if you have more than 30 hours of playtime.
    • According to the art book for the game, Ammy could have transformed into a dolphin upon diving into a deep body of water, and into an eagle upon launching herself off a high cliff.

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