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Okami announcement teased for next week

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Apr 24, 2013 12:00PM PDT

Capcom is apparently planning something new for Okami, though the extent of the announcement remains unknown. Today the company teased a reveal to come next week, in the midst of Japan's Golden Week celebrations.

The series's official Japanese account tweeted (via IGN) the tease. According to Gematsu, it translates to: "Hello, this is Okami news. Sorry I've been kind of out of touch lately, but I have the feeling we'll be able to drop a fresh announcement like WHAM! around the beginning of Golden Week, so please look forward to it. Right now we’re on track with preparations."

Golden Week is a series of Japanese holidays that fall between April 29 and May 5, which seems like the perfect time to announce something new for the heavily Japan-inspired franchise. Though it could be unconnected, Famitsu (via CVG) promised news of a "new game to bring fans tears of happiness" in its next issue.

Okami isn't one of Capcom's most active series, but it hasn't been laying completely dormant. Since the original game released in 2006, it received a Wii port in 2009, prequel in 2011, and an HD version last year.