Fist of the North Star PS4 Game Hokuto Ga Gotoku Reveals Characters with New Images on Famitsu

Hokuto Ga Gotoku will include both returning Fist of of the North Star characters, and new ones.

on August 30, 2017 2:00 PM

Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included a spread on the upcoming Fist of the North Star game by the Yakuza team aptly named Hokuto Ga Gotoku.

The article reveals the looks of two returning characters and three new ones.

Nanto master Shin returns (voiced by the same actor who lends his vocal cords to Akira Nishikiyama and new hero Ichiban Kasuga in the Yakuza series), accompanied by Kenshiro’s fiancee Yuria.

The new characters are Jagure, who thinks that Kenshiro is an enemy of the new city of Eden and throws him in jail. The Evil King is a martial artist leading an army that has been harassing Eden for a while. Kisana is the daughter of the man who founded Eden, beautiful and wise, she basically governs the city, and many believe that she is a saint or a savior.

Incidentally, Fist of the North Star mangaka Tetsuo Hara is participating in designing the characters, and we get his sketch of Kisana.

The game will use the Yakuza Kiwami engine with the addition of a specific Toon Shader, and it will release in 2018 in Japan exclusively for PS4.

Recently, Sega revealed the future of the Yakuza series (split in two games, Yakuza Online and Shin Yakuza), and Yakuza Kiwami 2. You can also check out Hokuto Ga Gotoku‘s original announcement.

Just a few days ago, the western arm of the company issued a survey asking fans if they’re interested in the new game.

 /  Executive News Editor
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