SEGA Master System Fist of the North Star gets English translation patch


If you are one of the many people excited for the upcoming PlayStation 4 Fist of the North Star (Hokuto Ga Gotoku), you might have something to play while you wait. If you didn’t know SEGA has created and published several Fist of the North games in the past, their first title was Hokuto No Ken (Fist of the North Star in Japanese), which released on the SEGA Master System (Mark III in Japan) in 1986. The game did make it outside of Japan as Black Belt, dropping all licenses to the manga. SEGA would later release a sequel to the game, which we got as Last Battle.

Fist of the North Star (SMS) Translation

As far as the Fist of the North Star Master System game, the title was actually one of the early games programmed by famed Sonic the Hedgehog co-creator Yuji Naka. Looking at all the past SEGA published Fist of the North Star video games makes me want SEGA to port the 2005 arcade/PlayStation 2 game by Arc System Works. Please SEGA? While its cool to have a English patch, I don’t think you really need it to play the game.

The SEGA Master System version of the game will also be playable in the upcoming PlayStation 4 game, as an unlockable. No idea if the new one will make it over stateside. I guess we can only hope.


4 responses to “SEGA Master System Fist of the North Star gets English translation patch

  1. Joe says:

    thats a wierd draw style but looks like cool
    much better on 8-bit style xd

  2. Ikagura says:

    Good news! Better than that Black Belt ripoff

    • Miguel says:

      Its not a ripoff Sega couldn’t bring the Fist of the North Star license to the states, so they reworked the game into Black Belt which is a pretty fun game to play.

  3. Joe says:

    last battle but such a pain in the ass!

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