It looks like the rumours were true; Capcom's bringing an all-new Okami game to consoles next year. And by 'consoles', we actually mean 'Nintendo DS'.
As revealed in Japanese mag Famitsu, "Okamiden", as it's called, is a single-player game in the same vein as the last PS2 and Wii painting adventure. See the first pic below (via Kotaku).
In case you missed it, the series has you playing as a Wolf gold who goes about his Zelda-like adventure painting life back into the world with a Celestial Brush. This bit should work well on a touch screen.
The first game's creator Clover Studios has since dissolved and had its original founders form Platinum Games. Seeming as they're busy with Bayonetta (and Capcom probably doesn't send them Christmas cards) we reckon another developer's taken the helm.
UPDATE: The first details have been pulled from Famitsu by 1UP.
Okamiden: Chiisaki Taiyo (Okami Legend: The Small Sun) returns to the fantasy-Japanese world of the original, where a younger main character fights demons in a move to restore balance to the surroundings.
As before, you'll be able to stop time on the DS and draw onto the screen using a brush, solving puzzles and even cutting enemies in half.
A new aspect of sequel has you working in tandem with partner characters, and you can use the brush to move them independently on the touch screen to solve puzzles.
Apparently the DS game will be fully playable at TGS later this month. More soon.