Imagineer Co., Ltd will begin accepting pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch™ game “Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star” for download in Americas and Europe on February 23, 2023. Distribution is scheduled to begin on March 2, 2023. The downloadable version will be available in Americas and Europe, and will be expanded to Asia, with a Physical Edition to follow in the future.
“Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star” is a collaboration between the hit boxing exercise game “Fitness Boxing,” which has sold more than 2.3 million units worldwide, and the world-famous manga “Fist of the North Star” (written by Buronson and illustrated by Tetsuo Hara ).
This title retains the basic functions of the “Fitness Boxing” series, but offers content that allows users to enjoy exercising in the world of “Fist of the North Star,” including main characters, Kenshiro and Raoh.
Many users commented, “My body goes beyond warming up and will get sweaty,” “No one praises them when players work out alone, but the instructor praises me a lot in this workout, which encourages me,” ” Battle” mode, in which players can defeat strong enemies, is more game-like and fun.” The “Battle” mode, in which players can defeat boss character, has been well received, with comments such as “It’s fun because it has more of a game feel” and “Just being told by Kenshiro tells players that they look cool motivates me to keep going.
The downloadable version of the game will now be available in Americas and Europe, where Japanese manga and anime are very popular. Languages supported are English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.
About the “Fitness Boxing” series
The “Fitness Boxing” series is a boxing exercise game that allows players to punch each other using the Joy-Con™ as if it were a rhythm game, while receiving direct instruction from an in-game instructor voiced by a popular voice actor. Since the release of “Fitness Boxing” in December 2018, the series has been supported by customers of all ages, regardless of gender.
About “Fist of the North Star”
A manga series published in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1983 to 1988, written by Buronson and illustrated by Tetsuo Hara. Set at the end of the 20th century, the story takes place in a world where society has collapsed as the result of a nuclear war and now violence reigns. It follows a warrior named Kenshiro, the successor of a secret martial art known as the Divine Fist of the North Star, as he gradually grows into a savior for the weak and helpless, ever burdened by love and sorrow. The series will celebrate its 40th anniversary on September 13, 2023.
Product name: Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star
Compatibility: Nintendo Switch
Price: Varies depending on each region
Release date: March 2, 2023 (Americas and Europe)
Publisher: Imagineer Co., Ltd.
ESRB rating: Teen
Official website: https://fitboxing.net/hokuto-no-ken/en/
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