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First Look at Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise




Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise demo.

Earlier this week, Sega released the demo for Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise. Based on the popular manga and anime series, the game stars Kenshiro living in the city of Eden. Developed by the team behind the Yakuza series, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios, the developers have enjoyed a string of recent successes. Beginning with Yakuza 0, Sega sought to mass-market the title on social media, bringing a new generation of Yakuza fans. Along with the recent Yakuza 6, the team also developed remakes for Yakuza 1 and 2.

Battle Demo.

Fist of the North Star is an Action/Adventure video game with RPG elements. The Battle Demo consists purely of fighting enemies. Similar to the Yakuza series, your combos start with Square and can end with Triangle. You can also use Circle to perform a Heat Action, or an instant kill move. Quick-Time-Events highlight when to input your attack, which will increase your damage with successful inputs.

These attacks are based off Kenshiro’s abilities in the anime series, complete with the attack call-out at the end. Enemies will bleed viscerally as their bodies explode and their entrails with them. When you hit the end, you’ll engage in a boss battle against the Nanto Seiken successor and Kenshiro’s rival, Shin. The demo ends after the boss battle.

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise

Story Demo.

The story demo takes place in the city of Eden. Greeted by his self-proclaimed sidekick, Bat, Kenshiro and Bat enter a quest to get a car. You’ll explore the city briefly, entering several shops, fighting off bandits, and getting the hang of the controls. You’ll also gain your car, which you can use to briefly explore the wasteland outside and even enter races. Additionally, you can change the music on your radio.

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise sets itself apart from Yakuza with its art style. Its pretty visuals stand out with an almost cel-shaded look. Featuring brighter colors and shading, it embraces a modern anime game style. The visuals compliment the game to satisfy the series’ notorious visceral, explosive combat. The combat also feels a bit more streamlined than Yakuza Kiwami 2, which has some odd ragdoll physics and animation glitches. Moreover, the skill tree returns, similar to Yakuza 0 and Kiwami. While Kenshiro fights using one style, navigation through learning skills will be much easier in this game.

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise

Keep an eye out for Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise. It releases October 2, 2018 exclusively for PlayStation 4. Fans of the series and newcomers to Fist of the North Star alike will certainly enjoy this game. Check out the demo on PS4.

You can preorder the game now!


Rango has been gaming since 1993. He loves Action/Adventure, JRPG, and Platforming games the most. When he's not writing reviews, he competes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments.




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