Ōkami is a video game originally released for the PlayStation 2 in 2006, and was released on the Wii early 2008. Players take on the role of Amaterasu Ōkami, the Shinto Goddess of the sun, who has taken on the form of a white wolf in order to dispatch an ancient demon known as Orochi.
Playing as Amaterasu
As a wolf, Amaterasu has the ability to channel her powers through drawing, which is a key gameplay element. By holding down the R1 button (B-button on the Wii version), the game screen becomes a sheet of parchment. This can then be drawn on to invoke her powers. These powers include summoning the sun, controlling the direction of the wind, creating fire, and many more. In battle Amaterasu, can invoke these powers along with access to her Divine Instruments: Glaives, Mirrors, and Rosary Beads
- This game is very heavily influenced by and parodies Shinto folklore.
- The word Ōkami is a pun: ōkami means wolf, but the context and the way that it's spelled in Japanese means great deity/god.
- Ōkami on Wikipedia
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