Okami is one of the best games on the Wii but it was a flop when it was originally released on PlayStation 2. With Okamiden just a few months away, Capcom producer Motohide Eshiro has told Official Nintendo Magazine why such a critically acclaimed game didn't do the business.
According to Eshiro, launching the game when the likes of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo were announcing new consoles may have been a mistake.
"I can't comment officially but, personally speaking, I think it had a lot to do with the announcements for new consoles," said Eshiro. "That was overshadowing any other game news at the time."
Hopefully more people will buy Okamiden. It certainly deserves a huge audience. As we said in our Okamiden preview in the new issue of Official Nintendo Magazine, "If this doesn't sell, there's something incurably wrong with the world."
You can read the full Okamiden preview and Motohide Eshiro interview in the February issue of Official Nintendo Magazine. Click here to buy a copy and get it delivered direct to your door, or even better, subscribe and get Monster Hunter Tri.