Dynasty Warriors developer and publisher Koei officially announced Hokuto Musou for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 today, a lucrative blend of the popular Fist of the North Star manga and proven Musou gameplay.

That announcement leaked a bit early, as Famitsu exclusives are wont to do, but Koei was generous enough to offer a clear, non-scanned, non-crap footage look at Hokuto Musou today. Most of what you'll see are stills from the game's opening cinematic, but two shots of in-game action also await you.

According to official word, gamers will "unleash a myriad of devastating fighting techniques and finishing moves powerful enough to bring down whole buildings," cause enemies to "violently explode on screen" and trigger "the instantaneous breakdown of internal organs."

Hokuto no Ken will be produced by Hisashi Koinuma of Samurai Warriors fame and feature the voices of Katsuyuki Konishi and Fumihiko Tachiki.

As someone who has unusually fond memories of Fist of the North Star's brand of fisticuffs and exploding bodies—mostly born from playing Last Battle on the Sega Genesis—I'm looking forward to the game's release in 2010.

New Fist Of The North Star Screens, Details

New Fist Of The North Star Screens, Details

New Fist Of The North Star Screens, Details

New Fist Of The North Star Screens, Details

New Fist Of The North Star Screens, Details

New Fist Of The North Star Screens, Details

New Fist Of The North Star Screens, Details

New Fist Of The North Star Screens, Details