New Fist Of The North Star Screens/Art Already Dead

In March 2010, Tecmo Koei is bringing post-apocalyptic martial arts manga Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken) to the PS3 and the Xbox 360 in Japan.

The game has been titled Hokuto Musou, and is part of Koei's popular "Musou" series of games.

Besides new screens, there is new art of characters like hero Kenshiro, tough guy Rei and village leader Mamiya — she's in a thong, something the Japanese internet has been quick to point out. Thank you, Japanese internet!

The manga Fist of the North Star debuted in 1983 and went on to spin off two animated series and motion pictures.


    While Ms Thong is a little silly, I have to say I really like what they did with Kenshiro. Instantly recognisable, which is impressive given how dated the art style of the source material is.

    Shame on you Koei for making the exact same game over and over and giving a different theme every now and then. I can’t get excited about this type of game because the entire gameplay involves mashing one button. I remember in Dynasty warriors 4 they actually encouraged you to mix it up with some different moves (but everyone always does that ridiculously overpowered square, square, triangle combo). But i heard they included some feature in the later series that gave you some special bonus for chaining the same attack together, that pretty much ensured everyone would keep on pressing the one button to finish the whole game.

    On the plus side Koei games always feature sweet guitar solos playing in the background of every battle.

      The mashing you're referring to I think is the Renbu of DW6.
      And yeah, that guitar sure makes up for a lot, not bad music at all.
      INB4, I KNOW not everyone likes it, but I really like the music in these games.

    Well, it can't possibly be worse than the godawful Gameboy game they released back in the '90s...

    I wish someone would release this over here.

    Oh well, I can just import I guess..

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