The developmental team behind Yakuza has announced that it’s working on a game inspired by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara’s Fist of the North Star. The famous manga series has been used as their next project and sort of ‘Spin-off series’. Check out the Japanese announcement trailer below.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with the series, Fist of the North Star was a manga series that initially started almost 35 years ago. It featured a ridiculously muscle bound warrior named Kenshiro. It also took place in the far distant future of the 1990s after a nuclear war wiped out most human kind. Kenshiro is the successor to a deadly form of martial arts which he uses to protect the weak and innocent. During its peak, it also generated two anime series, several OVAs, video games, and much more.

This version of the game is apparently supposed to take place after the events of the manga series, as Gematsu reports. The story revolves around Kenshiro exacting revenge for his presumed dead fiance.

Unfortunately, there were few details regarding more about the game. At this time, no localization details have been announced. The forthcoming title, Hokuto ga Gotoku, is expected to launch for PlayStation 4 sometime in 2018 in Japan. What do you think about the trailer? Are you a fan that can’t wait for the story to continue? Tell us what you think in the comments below. Stay Tuned to Gamer Assault Weekly as more information is announced.

 

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