You know, there’s only one thing I can say to this news: that’s rad.
Earlier today, Sega’s Yakuza Studio hosted a live streaming event. During the show, the hosts unveiled a trailer for the company’s newest project. Well… newest aside from Yakuza Kiwami 2.
The new teaser revealed that the studio was working on a new Fist of the North Game, tentatively titled Hokuto ga Gotoku (Like the North Star). The title is slated to hit Sony’s PlayStation 4 console in Japan in 2018.
Sega also confirmed what sharp-eared fans could pick up during the trailer: Takaya Kuroda, who voices Kiryu in the Yakuza franchise, is lending his voice to Kenshiro in the new game.
The title, which will tell a completely original story, will feature returning manga characters, as well as newcomers who are designed by Fist manga artist Tetsuo Hara.
News source Gematsu translated the title’s plot:
Due to the hell fire of the final war, every living thing seemed to have been destroyed. However… humanity was not annihilated.
An era has arrived where all civilzations were blown away and none were produced. A world where the strong compete for the little food and resources left behind, and where violence dominates.
In the corner of such a world was a place called “The City of Miracles.” That city’s name is “Eden.”
Eden has an inexhaustible supply of water and electricty from the giant dome-shaped “Sphere City,” a relic of the old world overlooking the city, and that blessing provided for it to become an entertainment district. The people of Eden live a rich live unimaginable in this era. It is an indescribable city that can only be hailed as a miracle.
One day, a lone man at the end his wandering finally arrives in Eden. That man’s name is Kenshiro. He was a denshosha of Isshi Souden no Ansatsuken and Hokuto Shinken.
This man, master of the invincible fist, seemed to be fortune’s favorite of this era dominated by violence. But Kenshiro’s heart was full of despair and there was only one hope left to live for.
Kenshiro’s only hope was a rumor that his beloved fiancee Yuria, who was thought to be dead, is living in Eden.
However, Kenshiro’s slight hope was in vain, as the city tightly sealed by castle gates and refused entry of people from the outside…
What will Kenshiro, who wants to enter Eden at any cost, do…? And what is the fate that awaits Kenshiro beyond his pursuit of Yuria…?
Pursuing “love” in the setting of a mysterious city, a man named Kenshiro gets caught up in the torrent of fate named destiny.
The curtain will rise on another legend of the savior.
Fist of the North Star is a post-apocalyptic action series from Buronson and illustrator Tetsuo Hara. The series ran in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump from 1983 – 1988, and spans twenty-seven collected volumes.
The series spawned numerous anime adaptations since its launch, including a 152-episode TV series, several films, 1996 OVA New Fist of the North Star, and 2011 comedy DD Fist of the North Star. Numerous video game adaptations have been made over the past thirty years, with the most recent being the Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage series by Koei Tecmo.