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More screens of the Fist of the North Star interactive manga thing

We're willing to work with a blurry magazine scan to get a few more screens of the Fist of the North Star interactive manga game. Some of the screens are identical to those we saw before, but new ones appear as well. Since this uses (obviously) manga graphics and screen-tapping mechanics, it reminds us a bit of a non-musical take on Ouendan, which relied on manga-style scenes on the top screen to tell the story. Therefore, in our heads, manga + touching on-screen icons = fun. And then this Fist of the North Star thing swaps out music and ridiculous situations for over-the-top violence.

We can also just make out the January 31st release date and the 6040 yen price. ($53-- ouch) Check out the full scan after the break!

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Fist of the North Stylus

We don't know if it'll be fun, and we don't really know if it'll have any replay value, but damned if this Fist of the North Star game isn't pretty. Seems to us that the right way to do a tie-in game for a manga is to use manga in the game rather than making some ugly 3D models of all the characters.

Here's how Hokuto no Ken: Hokuto Kami-ken Denshousha no Michi (something like Fist of the North Star: The Way of the Storyteller of the Northern God maybe, but don't take our translation as gospel) works: you touch certain marked points on the screen with the stylus to make Kenshiro fight and to otherwise progress the story along.

It's kind of a simple idea, but touching icons on the screen is sort of the basis for many DS games (hello, Ouendan) and it works just fine. This way, at least, the Fist of the North Star story is told in a faithful way, using gorgeous visuals. They're especially gorgeous when compared to the NES Fist of the North Star game.

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