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Okami Official Complete Works artbook (5 left in stock) - $26.39


#1 Japakneez   You are big foo CAGiversary!   2258 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:25 PM

This book has been listed at well over $100 by price-gouging sellers. If you are an Okami fan then get this now. Just 5 left after i bought one. Sorry, i know this isn't exactly a videogame deal but thread will die right away ;)

$26.39 with free shipping
http://www.amazon.co...95882442&sr=8-1

#2 aquamajoris   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   115 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

aquamajoris

Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:31 PM

I love artbooks

bought, thanks for posting this

EDIT:
they are gone, that was quick
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#3 rgon86   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   183 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:36 PM

I had 1 in my cart, but it went poof. Great find though, wish I clicked faster.

#4 Japakneez   You are big foo CAGiversary!   2258 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:37 PM

damn that was quick. But i'm glad another CAG got one :)


If anyone else is interested then check out other sites like Borders. I think this book was just reprinted but in limited quantities.

#5 tossup   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   164 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 06:12 PM

Amazon has them listed again, they're showing out of stock for 2-4 weeks but if they ship out more copies like some people have said then there might be a chance to still get one.

Thanks for the thread! :D

#6 Ilikecoldbeverages   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   377 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 06:23 PM

Ahh what the hell, I'll buy one, hopefully it will actually ship in 2-4 weeks though.

#7 Serpentor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5036 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 06:52 PM

Ordered one, thanks! I never finished the PS2 version of the game :-( Is there a PS3/Xbox version down the pipe? Or maybe a remastered version for the PS3?

#8 Stele   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   567 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 06:57 PM

Ordered one, thanks! I never finished the PS2 version of the game :-( Is there a PS3/Xbox version down the pipe? Or maybe a remastered version for the PS3?

You've never heard of google? It's only for Wii fyi.

#9 ssjmichael   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9031 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 06:59 PM

You've never heard of google? It's only for Wii fyi.


Douchebag much? No need to be a dick and tell him to google it. With the PS3 now having the PS Move, it's possible they could do an HD release of the Wii version just like Visceral did with Dead Space extraction. Or hell, the PS2 versioncould just get an HD remake in general like many other PS2 titles are getting. I imagine behind, God of War, Ico/SOTC, and others Okami would be high up on the list of games deserving an HD re-release.

Edit: In fact, Capcom says it's a possibility:

“As far as a HD version goes, I understand why Okami fans would want such a graphic improvement over the original,” Eshiro told Siliconera. “I wouldn’t rule anything out. After this game comes out, if the response is good and people still want an HD Okami it will be something I definitely consider.

“For now, I hope Okami fans and fans who want Okami HD will try out Okamiden and enjoy it for what it is, a portable Okami experience. Then maybe later down the line we can talk about something HD.”



#10 Japakneez   You are big foo CAGiversary!   2258 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:22 PM

Oh wow. A PS Move version would be an instant buy...of both Move and Okami. I hope they do it

#11 Serpentor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5036 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:56 PM

Oh sweet, thanks ssj, even though it's not a 100% thing, but it's music to my ears :lol: Seriously, I think Okami is better off in HD. The PS2 version is aged and the Wii version doesn't do it for me...

Just got an e-mail from Amazon:

Hello,

We have good news! We're able to get this part of your order to you faster than we originally promised:

Capcom "Okami Official Complete Works"
Previous estimated arrival date: February 17 2011 - February 28 2011
New estimated arrival date: January 31 2011 - February 04 2011



#12 technicalstylez   Colors User CAGiversary!   3552 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:58 PM

back in stock. hurrah. i wish udon would translate the newest monster hunter book...

#13 NeoGutsman   CAG Backlogger CAGiversary!   1573 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:05 PM

YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!

Thanks for the heads-up OP and everyone else. I kept putting off getting this for far too long only to continually see it out of stock and any remaining copies sold at ridiculous speculator prices. Now it's mine, finally.

My old coworker showed it to me a few years ago and I was just floored at the sheer beauty of it. Now my only wish is to find one of the strategy guides. This is a freakin' long game and one where I don't want to miss anything.

I'd also love to see a PS Move version. I love the PS2 version, but the Wii version was, for me, tougher to control. I can't remember what it was, but there was something off about it. :(

#14 Darrith   The Lion King CAGiversary!   443 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:07 PM

Ugh, should I cancel and reorder or will it automatically get mine here sooner too? Haven't heard anything from Amazon.

Edit: Nevermind, I updating shipping speed and it changed the delivery date. yay.


#15 Japakneez   You are big foo CAGiversary!   2258 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:20 PM

Look at this book. Look




If anyone has doubts then this will clear it up. :)

#16 KornKid91   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   211 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:27 PM

Thanks Op, I kept forgetting about this and I would have regretted it if I missed out

#17 SteveGo   What's my name? CAGiversary!   1128 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:34 PM

So is this hardcover or no? I can't seem to find a straight answer and it may sway my decision to buy.

#18 HaLLuZiNaTiOnZ   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1855 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:35 PM

Ordered.

I love art books about games I like.

To the guy above me: It's paperback, not hardcover.

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#19 MusicNoteLess   empty CAGiversary!   8880 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:35 PM

It's paperback.

#20 ssjmichael   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9031 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:37 PM

yeah, I think all Udon art books are paperback. I actually prefer that, makes it easier to flip through and such

#21 SteveGo   What's my name? CAGiversary!   1128 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:37 PM

Hm, I may have to pass then, I would've liked it to be a coffee table book, but I doubt it will hold up being a paperback. Thanks for the quick responses guys.

#22 Serpentor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5036 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:39 PM

:lol: They even preserved the order of the pages (Asian books are opposite, i.e. the front is back and back is front :lol:). I actually prefer the same format (with translated text of course). I hate those "flipped" manga translations...

#23 Zippon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   684 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:45 PM

So is this hardcover or no? I can't seem to find a straight answer and it may sway my decision to buy.


As the item title says on Amazon, it's a paperback.

I bought this book a while back. It is gorgeous. It's the nicest game art book I own, and I own several. Even if you aren't a fan of Okami, you'd probably enjoy it if you like Asian art/folklore.

And it's funny, too. There are very candid excerpts throughout. For example...

Evil Rao
It may have been the influence of certain Nikkatsu movie, but she was designed based on the "fact" that nuns are hot and quite lusty.

Benkei
The word "rod" on his loincloth was there before we established him as a fishing character...that's a little obscene.


#24 Antipodes   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   449 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:45 PM

Thanks! Been checking for availability everyday and was planning to post here when it did, but of course got beat to it :P

#25 Antipodes   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   449 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:49 PM

yeah, I think all Udon art books are paperback. I actually prefer that, makes it easier to flip through and such


Yup, AFAIK they are mostly paperback except for a few specified exceptions. I've seen some hardcover "limited" editions books which are really expensive. Expensive as in MSRP, not price-gouged expensive like Okami's book prior to this reprint.

#26 Trance Addix   AMG and M CAGiversary!   1420 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:54 PM

Thank you! Absolutely loved Okami - this will be great. :)

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#27 Darrith   The Lion King CAGiversary!   443 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:57 PM

I wish there were more hardcovers too but the majority are paperback. Out of all the art books I own for Japanese games only a few are hardcovers (Seiken Densetsu & FF series). Just have to take very good care of them. This one is definitely worth it regardless if you're a fan of the game and/or art. I've been wanting the English version for a while now.


#28 gamesterx23   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   18 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:06 PM

:lol: They even preserved the order of the pages (Asian books are opposite, i.e. the front is back and back is front :lol:). I actually prefer the same format (with translated text of course). I hate those "flipped" manga translations...


Ah the traits of a hipster (or weeaboo)

#29 Serpentor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5036 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:24 PM

Ah the traits of a hipster (or weeaboo)

:lol: But I'm Asian, I can read Kanji :lol:

#30 Ionotropic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1810 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:00 PM

In for one, thanks OP!