Today developer/publisher KOEI announced that a videogame rendition of the legendary manga Fist of the North Star is currently in the works for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with FotNS, the story is set in a post-apocalyptic vision of Earth. Almost all of the Earth’s resources have been depleted and society has broken down into bands of gangs struggling to survive.
The main character, Kenshiro, is a martial arts expert with knowledge of a secret brand of Kung-fu that allows him to literally explode his enemies via pressure point manipulation. The series follows Kenshiro as he explores the wasteland looking for his lost love Yuria.
To get an idea of Kenshiro’s power and to see how this story is being converting into a game read on.
Producer Hisashi Koinuma (producer of Dynasty Warriors: Gundam) “promises to be faithful to the spirit of the original manga.” This is accomplished by having a story mode that follows the plot of the series. Koinuma also mentioned that FotNS will also feature a “completely new storyline” told in a separate game mode.
Currently slated to arrive in Japan sometime in 2010, KOEI has yet to announce release dates for other regions. As soon as more details arrive, you can be sure I’ll post them here on Gamer Limit. Until then, this clip from the Fist of the North Star anime will have to do.