The announcement that Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is making its way to Western shores later this year was somewhat overshadowed by other E3 news, but it's a big win for fans nonetheless. It's being developed by Yakuza Studio, the team responsible for, you guessed it, the Yakuza series, and this new gameplay footage looks very familiar indeed.
The structure of the game looks very similar, with a sandbox-style map to run around in, groups of thugs and bandits to pummel to death, and even some minigames to engage in. There's an arcade where you'll be able to play old Fist of the North Star games as well. If we weren't already sure this would basically be a Yakuza game, this new footage firmly cements that. Still, it's looking brilliantly mad and over the top, and it seems that the developer is a good fit for the franchise.
Are you looking forward to Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise when it launches in October? Throw some punches in the comments below.
What's with the Beetlejuice head?
I've been playing the Japanese import. It is something else. The baseball minigame is with a steel girder and motorcycle guys. Everyone makes long speeches and different comic things power you up. It basically is Yakuza 0 reskinned as Fist of the North Star though.
yakuza style gameplay fits Hokuto no Ken so damn well. i can't wait to play this and yakuza kiwami 2.
You wa shock!
Im certainly up for this. The problem with the ps4 yakuza template is one game a year is enough due to the time commitment. We are coming up to 5 games in 2 years which is KT territory in oversaturation.
@themcnoisy I marathoned the entire series since the release of Kiwami and don't suffer from fatigue yet. The story is just too damn good. It's the burly man's soap opera 😂
I love Yakuza, so I'll probably get this. The gore in the embedded video is hilarious.
So looking forward to this game.
I've never read/watched or played anything North Star related, looking forward to trying this out eventually.
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