“You are already dead”.
Depending on your age and how much parental supervision you had as a kid that phrase is possibly etched into your memory as the memorable phrase spoken by Kenshiro just before someone’s head exploded.
Kenshiro is the main star of Hokuto no Ken, or as it’s known in the West Fist of the North Star. Despite being a long running manga series in Japan in the U.K Kenshiro is best known as the star of Fist of the North Star, an anime film based on the manga, one of Manga Video’s early releases in the mid 90’s .
Simply put Fist of the North Star is a bit like Mad Max but with the addition of deadly martial arts .
If you’re a fan of Fist of the North Star you’ll be pleased to know that a new game based on the property has just been announced. Named Hokuto ga Gotoku the game is set to appear in Japan in 2018 for PS4.This isn’t the first time Fist of the North Star has been the subject of a game, there have been several others including Koei’s Fist of the North Star Ken’s Rage (built on a template of their Marmite gaming franchise Dynasty Warriors).
The new game, Hokuto ga Gotoku, from the developers of the Yakuza franchise, will feature a new story set in the brutal world of Fist of the North Star with players taking on the role of Kenshiro.
Check out the Japanese announcement trailer below.