SEGA America and Europe have officially revealed plans to bring Hokuto ga Gotoku to the west, now known as Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise!
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is developed by the same team who created the Yakuza franchise (known as Ryu ga Gotoku / Like a Dragon in Japan), featuring an original storyline based on the Fist of the North Star manga series. The game will be available on PlayStation 4 starting 2nd October 2018 in physical and digital formats and will also include both English & Japanese audio options.
Lost Paradise takes the Fist of the North Star franchise and combines it with Yakuza’s gameplay using the same engine that Yakuza 5 & 0 were based on. Takaya Kuroda, known for voicing Kazuma Kiryu for the Yakuza franchise, takes on the voicing role for Kenshiro in this game.
Brought to you by Ryu ga Gotoku Studio, the development team behind the acclaimed Yakuza series, Lost Paradise is a high-intensity action-adventure RPG based within the world of the beloved Fist of the North Star manga. Players take control of Kenshiro as they progress through an alternate universe of the original story, explore the post-apocalyptic wastes of the Earth in a customizable buggy, and tear through groups of thugs using Kenshiro’s signature Hokuto Shinken techniques. Lost Paradise will launch exclusively in both physical and digital formats on the PlayStation 4 on October 2, 2018 for $59.99. Pre-orders are available now at the official website.
As you might expect from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Lost Paradise‘s world is packed with character-developing and world-building side missions, as well as a collection of hilarious minigames. From buggy races and rhythm-based Hokuto Shinken chiropractic therapy sessions, to managing a nightclub and more, there are plenty of adventures that explore the world outside of battle in new and creative ways. Combat and character progression also play major roles in Lost Paradise. Kenshiro fights using classic Hokuto Shinken assassination techniques unlocked with experience earned throughout the story, by defeating enemies, and completing side missions and minigames.
If you can’t wait that long, there is a demo available on the Japanese PlayStation store!
Sources: Gematsu & SEGA