Today Sega released more gameplay of its upcoming Fist of the North Star game Hokuto Ga Gotoku, that mixes the popular anime and manga with the mechanics and flavor of the Yakuza series.
The broadcast was presented by General Director and Sega Chief Creative Officer Toshihiro Nagoshi and talent Ayana Tsubaki, while the game was played live by Producer Daisuke Sato.
We start with a battle scene following a super-cool cutscene in which Kenshiro stares down one of the game’s main villains. We immediately get to see some rather spectacular Hokuto Shinken in action. Interestingly, we also see the rather quirky mechanic that allows Kenshiro to turn an enemy’s death cry into a weapon.
The usual rabble is followed by a stronger enemy, that ends pretty much like you expect.
After that, we move back to Eden, where Kenshiro meets Lin, which he helps run a food stall in the market. Of course, the peace doesn’t last long, and our hero soon gets in trouble but makes short work of the enemies.
After that, Kenshiro does some exploration of the wasteland outside the city thanks to the handy buggy. The map, which appears to be very extensive, can be seen below.
The talisman feature, which is also showcased, lets Kenshiro use attacks based on other popular characters from the series.
After that, we see the game’s version of Yakuza’s batting center minigame. Goons on bikes charge at Kenshiro, and he has to “bat” them with a steel beam.
Last, but not least, we get to see the bonus that comes with the premium edition of the game, that turns Kenshiro into Yakuza protagonist Kazuma Kiryu.
You can check out the videos below. If you want to see more you can also check out the first live gameplay from two weeks ago, a gallery of screenshots introducing the setting and minigames, a recent trailer, a batch of screenshots and information on the battle system, a TV commercial, the charming cover art designed by Tetsuo Hara himself, some recent screenshots, and some gameplay from Tokyo Game Show.
The game’s Japanese release has recently received a small delay from February 22nd to March 8th. It’ll launch exclusively for PS4.