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Capcom cuts Clover credits from Okami port

May 2, 2008

The legal reasoning seems to be that the end credits for Okami were a pre-rendered movie which had the Clover logo in it. Why no one bothered to transcribe all the staff’s names is beyond me. Here’s Okami’s director Hideki Kamiya venting:

I really don’t know what under pretext the credits were cut… What do you all think? I feel dejected, and not only because my own name has been erased from my creation. Of course we have pride in our work and we want to scream “We made this!” from the top of our lungs. But more than that, the fact that they cut the entire staff is utterly deplorable.

Now i’ve got an extra reason to dislike the Wii port of Okami. First two being: the fact that it was ported just because Wii fans wanted it to be the mascot of Wii’s “art over power” image; and that they disguised that desire by saying the actual reason was just because there are some brush strokes you have to perform once in a while, an ultimately insignificant mechanic that would be revolutionized by a Wii remote. And the vast majority of the people who petitioned for the port never even played the original to know what the fuck they were talking about, otherwise they wouldn’t care about a re-release.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 8, 2008 7:45 am

    That was really shady of Capcom, I have to agree. Although later on somebody recanted and apologized I think.

  2. May 8, 2008 1:12 pm

    An apology aint worth diddly shit if my name still aint on my work, ya dig?

  3. May 8, 2008 9:56 pm

    yeah I hear you. And plus i don’t think it was even capcom that apologized, it was the dudes who did the tinkering on the wii, ready at dawn.

  4. May 9, 2008 12:30 pm

    Ha. That’s low, i like it.

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