Published on November 10th, 2015 | by thec0re31
Fist Of The North Star Re-Release May Have A Future!!!
Normally we don’t post news related to rumors but after some very interesting tweets, we felt compelled to point out something that may get announced in the near future!!
Some may be familiar with Fist Of The North Star AKA Hokuto No Ken, a popular manga and anime adaptation which Arc System Works in collaboration with Sega developed a fighting game for that was released in Arcades and on Console for Playstation 2.
Known for its touch of death infinite game play, Fist Of The North Star wasn’t regarded as a great fighting game none the less its managed to maintain some popularity within the fighting game community.
A simple request from a fan of the series quickly started a line of cryptic tweets as follows:
. @SEGA @SEGA_OFFICIAL @ArcSystemWorksU You guys really need to re-release this gem with netplay on Steam or PSN. pic.twitter.com/iAq0o1cyfE
— Flandre Scarlet (@Flandre5carlet) November 10, 2015
. @Flandre5carlet @SEGA @SEGA_OFFICIAL pic.twitter.com/hVL0UCJiiD
— ArcSystemWorks (@ArcSystemWorksU) November 10, 2015
Even twitter fan page All-Aksys publisher of Guilty Gear Xrd and Under Night In-Birth joined the conversation:
@ArcSystemWorksU@Flandre5carlet@SEGA@SEGA_OFFICIAL ASWU, it’s not polite to point at people, you know.
— All-Aksys! (@AllAksys) November 10, 2015
What we can gleam from these tweets is that ArcSys is listening and they may just have something planned for the future.
Arcsys who only a few years ago was able to retrieve their rights for the Guilty Gear franchise, seem to be in good relations with Sega so this title could be a possibility.
Of course, there are many things to think about when it comes to games like HNK especially when it comes to licensing agreements as we’ve seen with titles like Marvel Vs Capcom whose series has been removed for digital download on PSN and XBL.
We also know that as far as Steam goes we may be getting some unexpected titles and this could very well be one them(fingers crossed).
We will continue to keep an eye out for more information as it becomes available.