Today at 20th May, Saga releases the information of a new Fist of the North Star (北斗の拳) mobile game. Titled as Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE (北斗の拳 LEGENDS ReVIVE), it is expected to be released in 2019.
The beta test of the game is now opened for registration in its official website until 6th June and test will be held from 12th June to 21st June.
Supervised by mangaka Tetsuo Hara (原 哲夫), the game will follow the original story of Fist of the North Star with 3D visuals.
Players can obtain signature characters from the manga, such as Kenshiro (ケンシロウ) and Shin (シン), as well as enjoying the grand CG animation of their ultimate skills.
Players will have to collect memory fragments in battles and revive the ability of the characters.
■ Kenshiro (ケンシロウ)
The rightful successor of an ancient art of assassination called Hokuto Shinken (北斗神拳), which allows Kenshiro to defeat his adversaries through use of hidden meridian points.
■ Bat (バット)
A young boy who accompanies Kenshiro in his journey. Bat left his home village to fend for himself so that his adoptive mother could take better care of her other orphans.
■ Lin (リン)
A young orphaned girl who befriends Kenshiro while working as a jailer in the village where Kenshiro and Bat met.
■ Shin (シン)
One of the major adversaries of Kenshiro. Shin represents the Star of Martyrdom (殉星) and is the successor of the Nanto Koshūken (南斗孤鷲拳, “South Dipper Lone Eagle Fist”) style.
■ Thouzer (サウザー )
Representing the Star of Leadership (将星), which rules over the Nanto constellation. He is so strong that none of the Nanto warriors can defeat him.
▍About Fist of the North Star
Originally written by Buronson (武論尊) and illustrated by Tetsuo Hara, the manga is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (週刊少年ジャンプ) from 1983 to 1988. The 245 chapters were initially collected in 27 tankobon volumes by Shueisha (集英社).
Set in a post-apocalyptic world that has been destroyed by a nuclear war, the story centers on a warrior named Kenshiro, the successor of a deadly martial art known as Hokuto Shinken, which gives him the ability to kill most adversaries through aiming the human body’s secret vital point.
Fist of the North Star remains one of the best-selling manga series in history, having sold approximately 100 million copies. As of 2018, Fist of the North Star is one of the top twenty highest-grossing media franchises of all time, estimated to have generated more than $20 billion in total franchise revenue.