Mad Max: Fury Road is finally coming out in Japan. And someone people think the movie looks like it’s aping the iconic manga and anime Fist of the North Star. Wait. Really? Really.
Fist of the North Star is a classic 80's anime about machismo and martial arts. So, obviously, glitching out the PS1 game based on it is going to have some pretty awesome consequences.
You can love a good old-fashioned video game manual for any number of reasons. It might be enormous, like Falcon 3.0's, or slightly crazy, like Star Wars'. Rarely, though, are they genuinely beautiful.
When it comes to Japanese developers, creating crazy, nice games isn't the only thing they're good at; they also design characters with pumped-to-the-max muscles, half of which don't even exist in real life and have the size of a truck. And they are all really serious about beating the hell out of everyone around them.
For those who aren't familiar with the series, Fist of the North Star debuted as a manga in the early 1980s and was turned into an anime in 1987. Recently, Koei has been developing new Fist of the North Star…
Fist of the North Star is back to punch the crap out of gamers with Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2.
Fist of the North Star's Kenshiro got a life-sized statue last fall. It was covered in 500,000 Swarovski crystals, apparently worth ¥10,000,000 or $130,000.
Fist of the North Star started life as a badass manga. A badass manga needs a badass figure. A big badass figure. But does it need Swarovski crystal? You bet it does.
When Tecmo Koei brings Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage (née Hokuto Musou) to North America this fall, it will be more gore-soaked than ever before. But it will keep one important aspect of its Japanese release.
In Japan, it languishes in the discount bin.
Want to know how fast the new Fist of the North Star game loads? On PS3? Xbox 360? How about the Xbox 360 version with the game installed to the hard drive and downloadable content installed? Then watch this video.
Mamiya, the village leader in the new Fist of of the North Star game, gets a new downloadable costume today. It's not "new" per se as it's based on what she wears in the manga. Or so we thought.
Koei's latest massive beat 'em up—known as Hokuto Musou in Japan, simply Fist of the North Star for the West—will get a little something extra when it comes westward: the extreme violence that we so desperately need.
Tecmo Koei's latest Musou crossover, the one that blends classic manga Fist of the North Star characters with Dynasty Warriors style play, is making its way to Europe. The game known as Hokuto Musou will summer in Europe, officially.