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Hokuto no Ken / Fist of the North Star licensees

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This group includes games based on the Japanese manga and anime Fist of the North Star (北斗の拳, Hokuto no Ken). The original manga, serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump between 1983 and 1988, was written by Buronson and drawn by Tetsuo Hara. It tells the story of Kenshiro, master of the Hokuto Shinken martial art, who along with a small fraction of the world population has survived a devastating nuclear war in the year of 199X. The civilization on Earth descends into a desert world filled to the brink with scum and villainy where the strong have the word of power, and the weak are just cattle awaiting to be slaughtered. As a lone bastion of justice, Kenshiro roams this Mad Max-like wasteland and puts evil back into its place.

Since materials have become scarce after the war, the fists and the legs are the new weapons of choice. In particular, Hokuto Shinken allows Kenshiro to use the pressure points of the human body in order to heal or to blow up the guts out of his enemies. Despite being aimed at Japanese teens, Fist of the North Star is bloodier and much more violent than most Jump titles serialized in the last 20 years. It spawned several manga side stories focused on Kenshiro's archnemeses and friends, and was adapted into two main anime series, several movies and OVAs.

The most well-known games based on the series are action games in one form or another, including the second game released on the NES and the SEGA Master System title retooled into Black Belt for the Western release. Both were platform beat-'em-ups. More recently Tecmo Koei released the Ken's Rage games, using the basic mechanics of their long-lasting Dynasty Warriors series. Less known are Hokuto no Ken 3, 4, and 5, all of them RPGs.

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Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise2018PlayStation 4SEGA of America, Inc....
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise2018PlayStation 4SEGA of America, Inc....
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage - Raoh's Legend Costume Set2013PlayStation 3Koei Tecmo Europe Ltd....
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 - Kenshiro: Land of Shura Costume2013PlayStation 3Koei Tecmo Europe Ltd....
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 22012PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360Tecmo Koei America Corp....
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage - Shin & Thouzer: Original Costume and 2 New Missions2011PlayStation 3Koei Tecmo Europe Ltd....
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage - Rei, Mamiya & Raoh: Original Costumes2010PlayStation 3Koei Tecmo Europe Ltd....
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage - Toki: Original Costume and 2 New Missions2010PlayStation 3Koei Tecmo Europe Ltd....
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage2010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Tecmo Koei America Corp.3.40
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage - Jagi - Original Costume and 2 New Missions2010PlayStation 3Koei Tecmo Europe Ltd....
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage - Kenshiro: Original Costume2010PlayStation 3Koei Tecmo Europe Ltd....
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage - Playable Character 'Heart' and 2 New Missions2010PlayStation 3Koei Tecmo Europe Ltd....
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage - Playable Character 'Outlaw' and King Survival Mission2010PlayStation 3Koei Tecmo Europe Ltd....
Hokuto no Ken: Raoh Gaiden - Ten no Haō2009PSPInterchannel Inc....
Fist of the North Star2005Arcade, PlayStation 2SEGA Corporation...
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.11 - Hokuto no Ken2004PlayStation 23D Ages...
Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshōhō! Hokuto no Ken2004PlayStation 2Sammy Corporation...
Hokuto no Ken: Seikimatsu Kyūseishu Densetsu2000PlayStationBandai Co., Ltd....
Hokuto no Ken1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnBanpresto Co., Ltd....
Hokuto no Ken 7: Seiken Retsuden - Denshōsha e no Michi 1993SNESToei Animation Co., Ltd....
Hokuto no Ken 5: Tenmaryūseiden: Ai * Zesshō1992SNESToei Animation Co., Ltd....
Hokuto no Ken 6: Gekitō Denshōken Haō e no Michi1992SNESToei Animation Co., Ltd....
Hokuto no Ken 4: Shichisei Haken Den: Hokuto Shinken no Kanata e1991NESToei Animation Co., Ltd....
Hokuto no Ken 3: Shinseiki Sōzō Seiken Retsuden1989NESToei Animation Co., Ltd....
Last Battle1989Amiga, Arcade, Commodore 64, Genesis, WiiElite Systems Ltd.2.22
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