As old and exaggerated as Fist of the North Star is, I’ve watched that darn movie more times than your kid’s watched that atrocious show, Yo Gabba Gabba! And knowing that your kid, nephew, whatever the hell it is in relation to you, watches the show indefinitely ogling that giant penis (a.k.a the one-eyed monster) and that black dude with the orange afro, that says a lot about how many times I’ve watched Fist of the North Star. I’m a fan. And as a fan, I am more than excited to see a game come from it… even though anime-to-game movies have left bad tastes in our mouths.
Koei recently released a couple of screenshots from its recently announced video game adaptation of the Fist of the North Star, Hokuto Musou, which is slated to hit Japanese shores sometime in 2010. If for whatever reason you haven’t seen this movie, you need to drop what you’re doing, and go watch it. Although it is exaggerated and bloody as shit, you’ll, no doubt, enjoy the main character’s, Kenshiro, intolerance for… everything. You cough wrong, he’s jabbing his index and middle fingers at lighting fast speeds to your chest causing your head to explode. Seriously. That’s just how he, and his Asian mullet, rolls.
If you thought Goku and Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z were fast, they are. The only difference between them and Kenshiro, besides their pro-Aryan traits of blond hair and green-eyes when they get pissed off, is that our boy Kenshiro’s super fast punches triggers an instantaneous breakdown of internal organs and death. I dub this move “Free Abortion.” Kame-hame-ha that one, Dragon Ball fans.
Below is a list of images for you to look at. They better bring this game to North America, that’s all I will say.