Okami’s initial sales were “huge failure”, says director Hideki Kamiya

July 8, 2024
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Okami was a “huge failure” in terms of initial sales, director Hideki Kamiya has said. Had it been more successful, its developer Clover “would have probably continued” – rather than shutting down the following year.

Kamiya discussed the development of Okami with Ikumi Nakamura for the YouTube channel of her new studio Unseen. The pair worked together for the first time on the Zelda-like adventure game.

Okami has received plenty of cult acclaim since its release on PS2 in 2006, but was one of only a handful of games made by the Capcom-owned studio before it was dissolved.

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