Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Okami creators (some of them, at least) now working on the Wii

In more news from the ever-wonderful Gamasutra, a recent interview with Charles Bellfield, Capcom's VP/marketing, has provided some intriguing information on the whereabouts of the staff of now-defunct Clover Studios (makers of the fabulously overlooked Okami).

"Some of the team that worked on Clover titles are now helping Takeuchi-san on Resident Evil 5, helping Inafune-san on a new title for the Wii," Bellfield told writer Kyle Orland. "So I think it's very much the skill set still stays in the company when those individuals stay and, unfortunately, three individuals chose to leave."

(Those three individuals--Shinji Mikami, Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya--have since formed their own studio, Seeds.)

Wonder what the former Clover folks are working on for their new bosses? Could it be the Wii-enabled Okami that has been rumored for a while? Bellfield did say they were working on a "new" game, but that doesn't always mean "brand new." Guess we'll see!

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