This weekend held many different events in some of the biggest esports, from League of Legends and Street Fighter to Call of Duty. In a small arcade tucked away in Akihabara, Japan, however, players were duking it out in some of the best bouts I’ve seen all weekend, in a language I don’t understand and a game I hadn’t…
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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.
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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.
Jump Festa is a yearly event hosted by Shueisha, the publishers of the Jump line of comics, where Jump-related paraphernalia and games are put on display as well as stage events and announcements. It's also a good event for companies that have Jump-related things out to display some of their own non-Jump-related…
Ready those "F*cks of the North Star" jokes, because the iconic manga is now helping people practice safe sex.
Here's the latest trailer for Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2. The game is slated for the PS3, the Xbox 360, and Wii U. It'll be out in Japan by the end of this year.
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 was announced at E3 with little more than a trailer and fan speculation. Now, Tecmo Koei has released new information on the sequel to Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage.
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.