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Europe - Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 goes download-only on Wii U


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TECMO KOEI EUROPE[i] announced today that upcoming action title ‘Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2’, will be released across Europe on February 8th 2013 for the PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

A download only Wii U™ version will be available a day earlier, on the 7th of February.

‘Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2’ follows the storyline of the entire manga and offers players a variety of modes and new features:

Legend mode starts with a re-imagined version of ‘Raoh’ and covers ‘Celestial Emperor’ and ‘Land of Shura’. This way the game can be enjoyed by both existing fans of the manga and newcomers to Kenshiro’s post-apocalyptic world. Different characters will be controlled for each episode while ‘boss’ encounters will feature entire famous scenes from the manga.

Additionally, ‘Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2’ also features an episode dedicated to Ken’s faithful companions, Bat and Rin. This chapter, although part of the original manga, has never before been visualised and provides a brand new, original experience for players.

Over 20 playable characters will be available, including Juda, Rei, Shew, Shin, Thouzer, Jagi, Raoh, Toki, Fudo, Juza, Mamiya, Ryuga, Ein, Falco, Hyou, Kaioh, Shachi, and more.

Dynamic new moves. The destructive power of the techniques of Hokuto Shinken and Nanto Seiken meet the intense action of the Warriors series to produce a thrilling experience. In addition to the signature moves of the first title, new actions such as ‘sprint’ and ‘dodge’ have been added to the move sets.

Dream Mode introduces new, original storylines to the Fist of the North Star Universe while bridging the gaps between parts of the main story, often focusing on some of the series’ minor characters.

Online Co-Op and Versus play. Four to eight players can use Dream Mode to enjoy online co-op or versus play.

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11 Jan 2013 16:25

So a day earlier but probably more expensive and download only...

With the size of the install base it probably makes sense for this to forego a retail version.
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11 Jan 2013 18:49

oh that's awful , i was hoping it would do "as well" as the first one so the price could be fifteen bucks in two weeks . That means it's never going to go down in price , that's too bad, it would have been a great gift . but at least if it's available maybe all japanese games will be that way , prices higher of course but more games . On the plus side , there's that premium sort of cashback thingy
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12 Jan 2013 03:07

That is one boring and ugly looking trailer.

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