(Japan) Fist of the North Star Characters Join J-Stars Victory Vs. Roster

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

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Fist of the North Star

(Japan) And the roster just keeps on growing. Bandai Namco’s upcoming crossover fighting game J-Stars Victory Vs. already includes an extensive list of famous anime and manga characters that players will be able to pit against each other, and the list grows even longer with the inclusion of characters from Fist of the North Star.

For those unfamiliar with the franchise, Fist of the North Star is a post-apocalyptic martial arts manga that was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump back in the 80’s . It quickly expanded into a series of anime, film, and video game releases, some of which were picked up outside of Japan. The anime series can be viewed with subtitles over at Crunchyroll, and you can read our own Anime of the Past feature on the series here. Violence is a central part of the series, so it seems as if it would lend itself well to a fighting title. Main character Kenshiro (featured in the image above) and his elder brother Raoh (shown below) have both been confirmed as playable characters.

Fist of the North Star

J-Stars Victory Vs. will be released in Japan on March 19th for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems.

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  • Alan Van Dalsem

    * Ra-Oh not “Roah”

    • Anhinck

      Thanks for the heads-up! It’s been corrected.

  • Vinicius

    Almost all my favorite charachter from Jump Ultimate Stars are back, now they just need to add Yugi.

    • Anhinck

      Yami Yugi’s “Mind Crush” would make a perfect special move, wouldn’t it? Though if it was just Yugi, he’d probably rely more on his Duel Monsters skills.