Fist of the North Star Punches European Retailers This Summer

By Spencer . March 5, 2010 . 9:50am

imageTecmo Koei announced they are bringing Hokuto Musou to Europe under the name Fist of the North Star. Localization must be underway as we write this since it’s slated for summer.


Most of the early Fist of the North Star screenshots focused on Kenshiro and Raoh. However, Tecmo Koei also created hidden playable characters from the Fist of the North Star universe such as Mamiya and Rei. Each character has their own scenario, faithfully reproduced from the source, and an original story with an ending made just for the game.


A North American release of Fist of the North Star has not been announced at this time.

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  • Please keep the japanese Voice acting Damnit!

  • shion16


  • Xeahnort

    Good news, indeed.


    I hope so.

  • …and what would Americans get as second prize, should this not make it to the North American market? More Dead or Alive than Rule 34 can handle. >_>

    Come on, Koei Tecmo, localize this for the North American market. Who knows, you might bring over Fist of the North Star fans out to the open.

    • Hraesvelgr

      If it doesn’t get released, we can always import the European PS3 version.

      • Artavasdus

        There are actually many PAL X360 games that aren’t region locked and can be played on american consoles, we will find out when the game is released.

  • ndjn3979

    I hope the gameplay is deeper than the usual Dynasty Warriors. Enticed by the pretty designs, I tried to get into the newest, but wasn’t impressed.

  • abasm

    I guess this means the US release IS ALREADY DEAD.

  • kupomogli

    No Dynasty Warriors at the end of the name, just Fist of the North Star. Sounds nice.

    With a Europe release date and no US date yet, I’m hoping that the reason it hasn’t been announced isn’t that they can’t get the rights for the Fist of the North Star name.

    • dannyhibiki

      I doubt it not coming out in NA has anything to do with rights. Fist of the North Star is just more popular and has more of a chance to make money in Europe.

  • 311

    If they decide not to release in the US Im importing!!

  • Please announce for U.S. release! Please!

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