Okami was cute. Okamiden is cuter. The sequel for the DS not only provides a few dozen hours of entertainment, it also provides plenty of super-sweet exclaimations of "Adorbs!" We recently went hands-on with a near-final build of the game and brought back a few thoughts on this surefire sequel.
"In the opening levels of the game, you’re teamed up with your new partner, Kuni. The lovable Issun is still in the game, and pops up from time to time, but only as a miniature helper. Kuni is the son of the swordsman Nagi and his love interest Kushi from the first game. Kuni and Chibi start their adventure once again learning the ropes of the celestial brush, and gaining powers that are very reminiscent of brush strokes in the first game. A new technique in Okamiden is the power of Guidance which allows you to lead your partner to various to areas which will help you to solve puzzles or acquire treasure from chests."
Pick up your brush and check out our Okamiden Preview.