As announced earlier today, it’s finally time to go “omae wa mou shindeiru” on armies of goons, as Sega has made the demo of its upcoming PS4 exclusive Hokuto Ga Gotoku available for download.
The demo weighs a rather abundant 7.65GB, and can be downloaded from the Japanese PlayStation Store. It’s in exclusively in Japanese, since the game has not yet been localized, and a Japanese PSN account is required to download and install. If you don’t have one, creating it takes just a few minutes. You can do so easily thanks to our handy guide.
The demo includes two separates sections of gameplay. The first is both a tutorial and the very beginning of the game, teaching you how to fight and use the Hokuto Shinken style to make heads explode. It culminates with the iconic battle against Shin. The second part is a more freeform one, letting you complete a sub-quest to unlock the buggy, and then use it to explore the wilderness and take part in racing.
If you want to see more about the game you can also enjoy a gallery of screenshots from the demo from earlier today, a few recent trailers showing combat, a batch of screenshots showing familiar characters and villains, the latest gameplay from a couple of weeks ago, the first gameplay from last month, a gallery of screenshots introducing the setting and minigames, another 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 more semi-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, and for the moment, there is no western release announced.