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==Development==
 
==Development==
Due to poor sales, ''[[Ōkami]]'' was considered a commercial failure on the [[wikipedia:PlayStation 2|PlayStation 2]], and while it was widely believed to be one of the factors involved in the closure of its developer [[wikipedia:Clover Studio|Clover Studio]], [[wikipedia:Hideki Kamiya|Hideki Kamiya]], lead designer of ''Ōkami'', specified that producer [[wikipedia:Atsushi Inaba|Atsushi Inaba]] had an argument with [[wikipedia:Capcom|Capcom]] management.<ref name="kotaku2">{{cite web |title=Okami Creator Itching for a Sequel |url=http://kotaku.com/gaming/gossip/okami-creator-itching-for-sequel-282133.php |publisher=Kotaku |accessdate=2009-09-03 |date=2007-07-25}}</ref> Kamiya commented that he had an idea in mind for the sequel and would enjoy making it, but it was nothing more than an idea and beyond his control.<ref name="kotaku"/> In July 2007, [[wikipedia:Capcom|Capcom]] employee Keiji Inafune commented that a [[wikipedia:Wii|Wii]] port was something he had considered, but it was easier said than done, and they have no plans as of yet.<ref>{{cite web |title=Inafune On Okami For Wii |url=http://www.gameinformer.com/News/Story/200707/N07.0724.1222.14675.htm |publisher=Game Informer |accessdate=2009-09-03 |date=2007-07-24 |archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20080318193758/http://www.gameinformer.com/News/Story/200707/N07.0724.1222.14675.htm |archivedate = March 18, 2008}}</ref> In spite of this, it received a port for the [[wikipedia:Wii|Wii]].<ref>{{cite web|url= http://www.gamespot.com/news/6187105.html?action=convert&om_clk=latestnews&tag=latestnews;title;3|title=Wii Okami bumped to April 15|publisher=GameSpot|accessdate=2009-09-13|date=2008-03-03|first=Tom|last=Magrino}}</ref> [[wikipedia:Capcom|Capcom]] employee Chris Svensson commented that a lot more people would have to buy copies of ''Ōkami'' to warrant a sequel to be produced.<ref>{{cite web |title=No Okami 2 Until You Buy More Of Okami 1, OK? |url=http://kotaku.com/5029781/no-okami-2-until-you-buy-more-of-okami-1-ok |publisher=Kotaku |accessdate=2009-09-03 |date=2008-07-28}}</ref>
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Due to poor sales, ''[[Ōkami]]'' was considered a commercial failure on the [[wikipedia:PlayStation 2|PlayStation 2]], and while it was widely believed to be one of the factors involved in the closure of its developer [[wikipedia:Clover Studio|Clover Studio]], [[wikipedia:Hideki Kamiya|Hideki Kamiya]], lead designer of ''Ōkami'', specified that producer [[wikipedia:Atsushi Inaba|Atsushi Inaba]] had an argument with [[wikipedia:Capcom|Capcom]] management.<ref name="kotaku2">{{cite web |title=Okami Creator Itching for a Sequel |url=http://kotaku.com/gaming/gossip/okami-creator-itching-for-sequel-282133.php |publisher=Kotaku |accessdate=2009-09-03 |date=2007-07-25}}</ref> Kamiya commented that he had an idea in mind for the sequel and would enjoy making it, but it was nothing more than an idea and beyond his control.<ref name="kotaku"/> In July 2007, [[wikipedia:Capcom|Capcom]] employee Keiji Inafune commented that a [[Wii]] port was something he had considered, but it was easier said than done, and they have no plans as of yet.<ref>{{cite web |title=Inafune On Okami For Wii |url=http://www.gameinformer.com/News/Story/200707/N07.0724.1222.14675.htm |publisher=Game Informer |accessdate=2009-09-03 |date=2007-07-24 |archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20080318193758/http://www.gameinformer.com/News/Story/200707/N07.0724.1222.14675.htm |archivedate = March 18, 2008}}</ref> In spite of this, it received a port for the [[Wii]].<ref>{{cite web|url= http://www.gamespot.com/news/6187105.html?action=convert&om_clk=latestnews&tag=latestnews;title;3|title=Wii Okami bumped to April 15|publisher=GameSpot|accessdate=2009-09-13|date=2008-03-03|first=Tom|last=Magrino}}</ref> [[wikipedia:Capcom|Capcom]] employee Chris Svensson commented that a lot more people would have to buy copies of ''Ōkami'' to warrant a sequel to be produced.<ref>{{cite web |title=No Okami 2 Until You Buy More Of Okami 1, OK? |url=http://kotaku.com/5029781/no-okami-2-until-you-buy-more-of-okami-1-ok |publisher=Kotaku |accessdate=2009-09-03 |date=2008-07-28}}</ref>
   
 
In August 2009, Capcom filed for a Japanese trademark on the name "Ōkamiden" for a video game, a few months prior to the Japan release of the Wii version of ''Ōkami'',<ref>{{Cite web | url = http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2009/08/25/okami-2-rumored-mysterious-trademark-discovered/ | title = 'Okami 2' Rumored, Mysterious Trademark Discovered | publisher = MTV | first = John | last = Constantine | date = 2009-08-25 | accessdate= 2009-08-25 }}</ref> which led to speculation about an ''Ōkami'' sequel; ''Ōkamiden'' may be a shortening or pun for ''Ōkami Gaiden'', translated as "''Ōkami Sidestory''", or possibly ''Ōkami Densetsu'', which translates to "''Ōkami Legend''", thus fueling speculation that this may be the long awaited sequel. The September 2009 issue of ''Famitsu'' revealed that ''Ōkamiden: Chiisaki Taiyō'' was indeed another ''Ōkami'' game which will be released by Capcom on the [[wikipedia:Nintendo DS|Nintendo DS]] in 2010 in Japan, though no other release information was provided. The ''Famitsu'' articles shows gameplay, including combat, and graphics similar to the PlayStation 2/Wii game.
 
In August 2009, Capcom filed for a Japanese trademark on the name "Ōkamiden" for a video game, a few months prior to the Japan release of the Wii version of ''Ōkami'',<ref>{{Cite web | url = http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2009/08/25/okami-2-rumored-mysterious-trademark-discovered/ | title = 'Okami 2' Rumored, Mysterious Trademark Discovered | publisher = MTV | first = John | last = Constantine | date = 2009-08-25 | accessdate= 2009-08-25 }}</ref> which led to speculation about an ''Ōkami'' sequel; ''Ōkamiden'' may be a shortening or pun for ''Ōkami Gaiden'', translated as "''Ōkami Sidestory''", or possibly ''Ōkami Densetsu'', which translates to "''Ōkami Legend''", thus fueling speculation that this may be the long awaited sequel. The September 2009 issue of ''Famitsu'' revealed that ''Ōkamiden: Chiisaki Taiyō'' was indeed another ''Ōkami'' game which will be released by Capcom on the [[wikipedia:Nintendo DS|Nintendo DS]] in 2010 in Japan, though no other release information was provided. The ''Famitsu'' articles shows gameplay, including combat, and graphics similar to the PlayStation 2/Wii game.
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