Announced as part of Sega's E3 lineup, the Yakuza-like Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is coming to our shores on October 2nd, 2018. Previously released in Japan back in March, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise was developed by Sega's Yakuza team. Combining the Fist of the North Star's post-apocalyptic wastelands with Yakuza's off-kilter minigames, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is a new story in Kenshiro's saga. With its release later this year, this will be the first Fist of the North Star game to come to the West in five years. We'll be able to get our hands on Kenshiro's raucous adventure on October 2nd, exclusively for the PS4.
Lost Paradise follows Kenshiro as he travels to Eden in search of his long-lost love, Yuria. Even though there's pressing matters at hand, Kenshiro can take time out of his schedule to serve drinks at a bar, race buggies across the desert, or perfect his acupuncture techniques. Of course, there's plenty of thugs and lowlifes to beat up and a variety of combat styles and moves to unlock along the way. Note that even though the trailer above is in English, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise will feature both English and Japanese audio. Sega is also promising "extra carnage" to come in the localized version of Lost Paradise but didn't expand further on what exactly they meant.
Somehow, the Ryu ga Gotoku team found time to develop Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise in between Yakuza 6 and the Yakuza remasters, the latter of which is slated to start releasing this summer. Released to positive reviews in Japan, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise seems to have filled a hole where a good Fist of the North Star game should have been. Combining ultraviolence with irreverence may seem like a strange move, but we'll see how it plays out this fall.