Western Version of Fist of the North Star To Be More Violent

By Shawn Collier on March 28, 2010, 9:46PM EDT
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Tecmo Koei has announced that the overseas version of North Star Musou, otherwise known as Fist of the North Star, will be be receiving changes outside of the expected language changes. With over 500,000 copies being shipped in Japan since the game's release earlier this week, it's clear that the game is doing quite well.

Fist of the North Star is modeled after the Dynasty Warriors franchise, but with some minor changes such as different play styles and the lessening of enemies swarming the character which is a well-known trait of the Dynasty Warriors games.

When 4gamer asked Fist of the North Star producer Hisashi Koinuma about any changes that overseas players could expect, he stated that "there won't be any gameplay changes", but instead that they would "probably adjust the expressions of violence so that it's more extreme". The interview didn't state if this means that the battles would become more bloody or would instead become more intense.

Elsewhere in the interview, the producer was also asked about the possibility of a sequel and more cross-over titles. When asked about a sequel, he said "if the fans have a need for it, we'll think about it". When asked about the idea of more cross-overs, as Tecmo Koei has done with Gundam, he said "if there's something that looks like it can be turned into a game, we'd definitely like to try it."

As of now, Fist of the North Star has only been announced for release in Europe, with no announcement from the North American branch of Tecmo Koei.

Source: 4gamer.net

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