Fist of the North Star Game 'Hokuto Musou' Announced

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 14, 2009 6:57am PDT Face-exploding manga and anime Fist of the North Star is to be recreated in 'Hokuto Musou' for on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, KOEI has announced.

"Like a hammer of justice," surly Kenshiro will beat his way through a post-apocalyptic wasteland in search of his lady love Yuria, with a fighting technique so powerful it can "bring down whole buildings" and cause enemies to "violently explode on screen."

Some gameplay and a little cinematic action.

KOEI says producer Hisashi Koinuma--previously producer on Dynasty Warriors: Gundam--"promises to be faithful to the spirit of the original manga," with the story mode following the series then a "completely new storyline" arriving in a separate mode.

Hokuto Musou is scheduled for a Japanese release in 2010. KOEI has yet to announce a release elsewhere, though we hope they will consider Malcolm McDowell when casting voice actors, to reprise his role from the awful, awful 1995 live-action movie.

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