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VIDEO GAME NEWS: Fist Of The Northstar: Ken’s Rage 2 gets release date

November 13th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Calling all fans of the Fist Of The Northstar game franchise, Tecmo has given a release date for the follow up to their 2010 smash Ken’s Rage. Fist Of The Northstar: Ken’s Rage 2 will be hitting stores on February 1, 2013.  Though they didn’t get too original for the forthcoming’s sequel title, they did add some new features and game modes.

1.       Legend 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 intricate detail.

2.       Over 20 playable characters will be available, including Falco, Shachi, Shew and Juza.

3.       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.

4.       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.

5.       Online Co-Op and Versus play. For the first time, Dream Mode will be playable in co-op or versus play via the internet.

In addition, a variety of character costumes, and stages will be available as downloadable content. For those of you looking to get in on the action for your Wii U, that version is still in development and will receive a release date at a later time.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….