As we reported previously, a demo for Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise was announced. Now it’s out! Sega has shot out a press release confirming as much, but it’s not just a demo. There’s also a free theme!
In the demo, you’ll be able to try out two different ways to play: Battle Mode and Adventure Mode. In Battle Mode, you’ll be able to try out the game’s first boss battle against Shin. In Adventure Mode, you’ll be able to wander around the game’s primary hub, Eden. You can fight bandits, and even drive around a buggy. There’s even a race!
Downloading the demo will also entitle players to a free theme that shows off the Fist of the North Star cast. The theme will be available when Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise launches, on October 2, 2018.
Here’s a list of key features for the game, per the press release:
Become the Fist of the North Star – Explore an alternate version of the Fist of the North Star canon; take control of Kenshiro as he searches for his lost love Yuria in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. For anyone unfamiliar with the original story, Lost Paradise can be enjoyed as a completely standalone experience.
“You Are Already Dead” or “Omae wa Mou Shindeiru?” Why Not Both? – Lost Paradise features English / Japanese dual-track audio, so you can ‘ATATATA!’ in the language of your choosing.
Master the Hokuto Shinken Style – Kenshiro’s ultimate assassination techniques, the Hokuto Shinken, are at your disposal in battle. After building up the Seven Star gauge, you can demolish enemies from the inside out with dozens of brutal and iconic Hokuto Shinken techniques, faithfully recreated from the original manga. More lethal techniques will be available as you progress through the story and battles. Keep your fists up!
Explore a Lost Paradise and the Wasteland Surrounding It – Even Kenshiro needs the occasional break from beating up thugs. Luckily, even in the dilapidated city of Eden, there’s no shortage of engaging side missions and minigames to take part in. Use the power of Hokuto Shinken to prepare drinks at a bar, manage a struggling nightclub, customize a buggy and race through the barren desert, play retro games at the arcade or your hideout, including the original Fist of the North Star game, and more! Tired of the city? Head out into the wasteland in your buggy to collect materials and complete side missions, but be careful of hidden dangers lurking beyond the dunes!
Extra Carnage – Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise features everything available in the original Japanese version, plus extra carnage for the localized version! For the first time, witness the full effects of Kenshiro’s brutal Hokuto Shinken on the lowlifes and thugs of the post-apocalyptic wastes.
Also, don’t forget that snagging the initial print run of the game’s physical edition will net you a few extra goodies.