Both the of the wave-based brawlers are coming to consoles in February and one of them even has a Wii U version in development.
While 2010’s “Fist of the North Star” racked up some mediocre (at best) reviews, I’ve been holding out hope that the sequel–which will cover the entirety of the manga with rotating playable characters–might have gotten the bump in quality that the two years between releases would hopefully allow. I mean, as far as “Dynasty Warriors” clones go, you’re not going to get a lot of variation, but the first didn’t even really seem to work well within the context of even that basic formula.
Well, in addition to bringing “Fist of the North Star 2” and its 20 playable characters, co-op, and some new storylines to the PS3 and 360, we can also look forward to a Wii U version, which Tecmo Koei announced is currently in development.
Speaking of “Dynasty Warriors,” “Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires,” promises more player-centered choice with the addition of some new customization options as well as some new tweaks to the formula that will allow the player’s battlefield strategy to affect their political position within the overall story.
“Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2” hits the 360 and PS3 on February 5th while “Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires” hits the PS3 on February 26th.
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