Fist of the North Star PS4 Exclusive Hokuto Ga Gotoku Delayed to Improve Quality

Sega announced a small delay in Japan for its upcoming PS4-exclusive Fist of the North Star Yakuza-like game Hokuto Ga Gotoku.

December 13, 2017

Today Sega announced that the upcoming Yakuza-meets-Fist of the North Star adventure game Hokuto Ga Gotoku will be delayed by a couple weeks.

The game was supposed to release in Japan on February 22nd, but the launch date has now been moved to March 8th. The reason is the usual, to “improve quality” and better satisfy the fans.

A new version of the latest extended trailer reflecting the new date was also released, and you can watch it at the bottom of the post.

Hokuto Ga Gotoku basically takes the First of the North Star IP and mashes it on top of the Yakuza gameplay structure, also assigning well-known voice actors from the series to characters from the anime and manga. It’s probably the most appropriate marriage between two completely different IPs that I’ve seen in a long while.

If you want to see more you can also take a look at a recent TV commercial, at the beautiful cover art designed by Tetsuo Hara himselfand enjoy some recent screenshots, an epic trailer showing many of the game’s features in action, and some gameplay from Tokyo Game Show.

Of course, no western release has been announced just yet, even if Sega recently teased that 2018 will be a “great year” for the Yakuza series.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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