This Is How You’ll Kick Butt In Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2

By Ishaan . November 15, 2012 . 12:35pm

Tecmo Koei have released a bunch of in-game clips from Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2, showing off footage of Kenshiro, Rei, Souther, Shuu, Juda and Shin. Take a look at them below:














Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 will be released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.

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  • Muffum

    Shuu confirmed for best character. At least, for me. DON’T JUDGE ME.

    Really, though, I love how he looks to play just because his moves look so fluid compared to the rest of the cast. Also, can’t beat that breakdancing signature move.

    • Dexward

      It’s all about the beauty of Juda, you fool!

      • StarWarudo

        No way! It’s all about the Holy Emperor Thouzer.

      •  Nani!!!  Rei would like to know the color of your blood! 

      • Göran Isacson

        I may not have seen how they play yet, but I already know you are all wrong- because I’m going for the guy who made Raoh shiver in fear, and made me spill more manly tears than anyone else! Fudoh of the Mountain or bust!

  • kupomogli

    I only watched Kenshiro, but it looks like it’s traditional Dynasty Warriors style sequel.  Exact same gameplay with subtle changes.  In this case, Kenshiro’s
    attacks link together much faster and looks like you can change
    direction of your attacks during the combo.  But, like I said.  It’s all
    subtle, because every single attack it shows can be done in the first
    game, exactly as shown.

    In all fairness, it clearly makes a noticeable difference and that it will be more enjoyable, but this should have been done in the first game. It’s not like it’s some feature that hasn’t been in a Dynasty Warriors game before. It’s just them holding back and starting with a purposefully worse version of each game to get all the suckers to buy each version. Sorry if that sounds mean. It’s true though.

  • eilegz

    wallet already dead, hate digital release for america :( seems to be a big improvement over the first game which i got a platinum for it

  • StarWarudo

    Aw, I’m gonna miss the flashy end of the signature attacks where you’d see the camera from different angles and then have the name of the attack pop up at the bottom of the screen, followed by the character yelling it.

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    • Göran Isacson

      Oh, is that confirmed as gone? I thought they just cut it for this presentation, I really hope it’s still left in the game somewhere because that was just… that was just Fist of the North Star-style, you know?

      • StarWarudo

        I saw a gameplay video on Youtube with Kenshiro using his signature and yeah, there was no pause at the end of his attack. :( 

        • Göran Isacson

          That does make me sadface. It gave so much… I don’t know if “authenticity” is the word, but it really made you feel like you were playing the manga/anime.

    • Spirit Macardi

      I’m actually considering not buying the game because of that. It made the original look and feel more like the anime, and without it it’s pretty much no longer Fist of the North Star anymore.

      • StarWarudo

        Yeah, that’s one of the things I loved about the first one because it made the game stand out compared to other musou titles. I’m still on the fence about this game, or at-least spending 60$ on it because musou games aren’t worth that much. I bought Pirate Warriors and despite my love for One Piece that game in no shape or form was worth 50$.

  • Nani!!!  Rei would like to know the color of your blood!  

  • Spirit Macardi

    Juda still isn’t voiced by Bin Shimada and they removed the attack name cut-ins?! Umm… How exactly is this an improvement on the first one?

    • Trust me, it’s not that great whenever you have to see that stupid freeze frame EVERY TIME you hit an enemy with a signiture attack, even if there was only one. Not exactly a good idea when one of th emain goals of this game was to speed up the general flow of combat compared to the original. (which was one of the many, MANY complaints that people had of the original).

      • Spirit Macardi

        I played the first game, and the attack name popups were one of my favorite things about it. I didn’t really mind that it stopped the action, since it made things look far more dramatic and made the action feel more like the anime. Plus the special meter was slow enough to recharge that it spaced out the number of times it would happen. I can see an option to turn it off being good, but not removing it entirely.

        The only thing that could make up for omitting this is if the soundtrack now includes the full version of Ai wo Torimodose by Crystal King.

  • Göran Isacson

    Definitely favoring Shuu from what I’ve seen here, love the fluidity and speed of his moves. No idea if Thouzer is as much of a slow pain in the neck to play here as he used to be, but if he is… not very pleased. Nice to see you can move around somewhat during Kenshiros supermoves, but I wonder if that’s something that goes for ALL of them or if it’s just him.

  • I’m absolutely pissed at that fact that they cut out the flashy special attack endings. I know it may seem unimportant, but the game loses a great bit of FotNS flair that way. Suddenly less interested in the game :/

  • sperium

    Whatever you say about this series, you have to agree that the soundtrack is freaking intense. I give it the Metal Head Seal Of Approval.

  • As long as thouzer still has swooping phoenix I’m happy.

  • hector velar

    If you take a closer look at the background and NPC details, textures and animation you will see that they are not even mediocre compared to now day games.  They are very poor! Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom has better looking environments, graphics, enemy detail and animation.  If at this time this is all they have to show then they are just milking money out of a popular franchise.  This game looks like total garbage.

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