You are already pre-ordering.
Yesterday, Sega hosted a streaming event for Hokuto ga Gotoku (Like the North Star), the upcoming game from the Yakuza team that’s based on Fist of the North Star. At about the 21-minute mark during the presentation, things cut to gameplay footage from the game. Over an hour of footage is shown, starting with the very first moments of Kenshiro’s latest adventure.
Hokuto ga Gotoku hits retailers on March 8. No word has been given as to a western release as of press time, though Sega have gauged interest in the title across several fan surveys.
Hokuto ga Gotoku will be developed by Yakuza Studio. The title, tells a completely original story, will feature returning manga characters, as well as newcomers who are designed by Fist manga artist Tetsuo Hara.
Sega describes the plot as:
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.