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Box artwork for Fist of the North Star.
Fist of the North Star
Developer(s)Arc System Works
Year released2005
SeriesHokuto no Ken
Japanese title北斗の拳
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer
Hokuto no Ken: Shinpan no Sousousei Kengou Retsuden
Japanese title北斗の拳 審判の双蒼星 拳豪列伝
Developer(s)Arc System Works
Year released2007
System(s)PlayStation 2
Rating(s)CERO Ages 12 and up
LinksFist of the North Star (arcade) ChannelSearchSearch
For the PS2 beat 'em up, see SEGA AGES 2500 Vol. 11: Hokuto no Ken.

Fist of the North Star (北斗の拳, Hokuto no Ken in Japan) is a 2D fighting game adapted from the eponymous anime/manga of the 1980s. The game was developed by Arc System Works and published by Sega, and released on Sammy's Atomiswave arcade board in December 2005. The PlayStation 2 version of the game was published on March 29, 2007.

All the following content concerns the arcade version but also works on the PlayStation 2 version; information that only applies to the arcade version is noted with an [ARCADE] tag. This guide is translated & adapted from Pharaon's original FAQ in French posted on the Console-League forum.


In the aftermath of the Apocalypse, the world needs a hero…

A savage world is all that remains in the wake of the nuclear devastation. Warlords and gangsters have taken over the land forcing the meek into submission and killing all that oppose them. Legend speaks of one who will rise to defeat the tyrants and free the masses.

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