SEGA’s Yakuza Studio creating Fist of the North Star for PS4
Announced during their livestream earlier today, the studio behind SEGA’s popular Yakuza series are currently in-development on a Fist of the North Star game, officially titled Hokuto ga Gotuko for the PlayStation 4. The beloved manga series, which had a brief run from the mid to late 80s, has had a number of games and spin-offs made by different companies throughout the years. But this is probably the first time that they will be taking a true adaptation from the manga.
The action-adventure game will follow the series protagonist, Kenshiro, through a brand new city called “Eden” to find his fiancee, by using any means necessary.
Here is the story from the games official website.
Due to the hell fire of the final war, every living thing seemed to have been destroyed. However… humanity was not annihilated.
An era has arrived where all civilzations were blown away and none were produced. A world where the strong compete for the little food and resources left behind, and where violence dominates.
In the corner of such a world was a place called “The City of Miracles.” That city’s name is “Eden.”
Eden has an inexhaustible supply of water and electricty from the giant dome-shaped “Sphere City,” a relic of the old world overlooking the city, and that blessing provided for it to become an entertainment district. The people of Eden live a rich live unimaginable in this era. It is an indescribable city that can only be hailed as a miracle.
One day, a lone man at the end his wandering finally arrives in Eden. That man’s name is Kenshiro. He was a denshosha of Isshi Souden no Ansatsuken and Hokuto Shinken.
This man, master of the invincible fist, seemed to be fortune’s favorite of this era dominated by violence. But Kenshiro’s heart was full of despair and there was only one hope left to live for.
Kenshiro’s only hope was a rumor that his beloved fiancee Yuria, who was thought to be dead, is living in Eden.
However, Kenshiro’s slight hope was in vain, as the city tightly sealed by castle gates and refused entry of people from the outside…
What will Kenshiro, who wants to enter Eden at any cost, do…? And what is the fate that awaits Kenshiro beyond his pursuit of Yuria…?
Pursuing “love” in the setting of a mysterious city, a man named Kenshiro gets caught up in the torrent of fate named destiny.
The curtain will rise on another legend of the savior.
Here are some screenshots from the website:
This game is scheduled for a release in 2018 exclusively for the PlayStation 4. It will also be showcased at this years Tokyo Game Show.