The first slice of Hokuto ga Gotoku gameplay was debuted during SEGA’s TGS 2017 live stream, and it’ll look pretty familiar to fans of the Yakuza series. While gameplay and combat looks to be similar, there’s no denying that the Fist of the North Star flair is also added to the intense action. The PlayStation 4 title is set to release on February 22, 2018 in Japan. If you missed the Hokuto ga Gotoku TGS trailer, it’s definitely worth viewing.
Check out the first Hokuto ga Gotoku gameplay footage from TGS 2017 below:
Here’s some other recent information on the Fist of the North Star Yakuza title:
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 release February 22, 2018 for PlayStation 4.