In one of the best announcements of the year, SEGA announced that Yakuza‘s Kiryu will be playable in Hokuto ga Gotoku via DLC. The DLC will swap the Kenshiro character model with Yakuza protagonist Kiryu. Players will be able to play the entire game this way, although some cutscenes won’t reflect the change. It’ll be a part of the “Century-End Premium Edition,” which also includes several new equipment items, a PS4 theme, and some additional songs to use.
A new trailer for the game was also shown off during TGS 2017. Give it a watch below:
Here’s some other recent information on Fist of the North Star:
First of all, we have the well-known major antagonist of Fist of the North Star, Raoh. He is the eldest of the four Hokuto Shinken brothers, and he wants to use the techniques he learned to unify the chaotic lands with violence and iron fist, which leads him to be known as Ken-oh (The Fist King).
In Hokuto ga Gotoku, Raoh will be voiced by Masami Iwasaki, who is known in the Yakuza series as Ryuji Goda’s voice actor.
In the original Fist of the North Star series, Rihaku was known as the leader of Nanto Five Chariot Stars, a group of five officers who swore their allegiance to Nanto’s last general. In Hokuto ga Gotoku however, he is introduced as one of the rare doctors who work in Eden’s clinic. Despite working as a doctor, Rihaku knows a lot of things about martial arts, and also situations outside Eden, which leads some to think he might not be an ordinary doctor.
Rihaku will be voiced by Kazuhiro Yamaji, who has been voicing Detective Makoto Date in Yakuza series.
Hokuto ga Gotoku will be released for PlayStation 4 in Japan sometime in 2018.