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TECMO KOEI EUROPE[i] announces today that the
second video game adaptation of renowned action manga ‘Fist
of the North Star’, entitled ‘Fist of the North Star:
Ken’s Rage 2’, will be released on the PlayStation®
3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game
and entertainment system from Microsoft on the 1
st of February 2013.
‘Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2’ will
offer players a variety of modes and new features:
mode, follows the storyline of the entire manga,
starting with a re-imagined version of ‘Raoh’ and
covering ‘Celestial Emperor’ and ‘Land of
Shura’. This faithful adaptation ensures that this mode can
be enjoyed by both fans of the manga and new comers 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, recreated in
2. Over 20 playable
characters will be available, including Falco, Shachi,
Shew and Juza.
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. For the first time,
Dream Mode will be playable in co-op or versus play via the
In addition, a variety of character costumes, and stages will be
available as downloadable content.
‘Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2’ is also
being developed for the Wii U™ and the release date will be
announced at a later time.
ABOUT TECMO KOEI EUROPE LTD.
TECMO KOEI EUROPE LTD. is a publisher of interactive
entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds
and digital download content based in Letchworth, Hertfordshire,
UK. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS
CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. TECMO is best known
for the Dead or Alive® and Ninja Gaiden®series. KOEI is
best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors®
franchises. On April 1, 2009, TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD was
established as a result of the TECMO, LTD. and KOEI Co., Ltd.
merger. More information about TECMO KOEI EUROPE LTD and its
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