More Fist Of The North Star Screens, Yes Already Dead

A new spate of screens for the upcoming Hokuto Musou, featuring Juza, Fudoh and Shin. Have a look.

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.

According to Tecmo Koei, gamers will "unleash a myriad of devastating fighting techniques and finishing moves powerful enough to bring down whole buildings", cause enemies to "violently explode on screen" and trigger "the instantaneous breakdown of internal organs".

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



    Man, I can't wait for this game.

    I was very excited when this game was announced.
    I thought the purpose of promotion videos are to arouse the audience's desire to buy this game but after watching the 6 minute PV I canceled my pre-order with Amazon JP.

    The bit Mr Heart is floating/sliding backward around 3:19 in that video really made me cringe. From the available footage, the combat presentation feels uninspiring. I feel it's lacking speed and impact, and the satisfaction of dishing out brutal justice to evil doers. I attribute this much to the quality (or the lack of) of the BGM and SE they are using for this game. Perhaps this unofficial video can best explain what I was hoping from the game.

    Some people will say Koei is doing a GJ sticking true to the original manga. I just think that's such a cliched excuse these days. Koei probably wanted to save money on usage rights by only paying Tetsuo Hara and Buronson and cut out others like Crystal King, Nozomi Aoki, Toei, etc.

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