The Ken-oh is coming to pump you up. Raoh, a key villain from Fist of the North Star, is part of the playable roster of Fitness Boxing: Fist of the North Star. Developer Imagineer revealed Raoh in a Fitness Boxing commercial to promote the game in Japan. (There it is known as Fit Boxing: Hokuto no Ken). As announced in September, the game is a spin-off of the Fitness Boxing exercise game series, one that uses characters from Buronson’s Fist of the North Star series [Thanks, Game Watch!].
Check out the Fitness Boxing Raoh trailer below.
In Fist of the North Star, Raoh is a major antagonist known as the “Ken-oh,” or “King of Fists.” Like series protagonist Kenshiro, Raoh trained in the ways of the Hokuto Shinken style under master Ryuken. An older honor brother to Kenshiro, Raoh was motivated to become the strongest martial artist in the world. His power frightened master Ryuken, who chose Kenshiro instead as the successor to Hokuto Shinken. Raoh killed Ryuken, leaving the Hokuto temple to fulfill his ambitions. Taking Jagi, another Hokuto brother and Toki, his biological brother, he amassed an army to conquer the wasteland.
Voice actor Tesshou Genda voices Raoh in Fitness Boxing: Fist of the North Star. He’s also played characters like Kurama the Nine-Tails in Naruto, Toguro the Younger in YuYu Hakusho, and Kaidou in One Piece. In-game, Raoh appears as an instructor, and can run workouts for players to master their punches. He’ll also have costume options, some based on his appearances in Fist of the North Star, and others inspired by modern gymwear and wrestling clothes.
Fitness Boxing: Fist of the North Star will launch on Nintendo Switch in March 2023.