Hey there everyone. My name is Kohei Iwamoto and I’m the producer of “Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE”.I’d like to begin by thanking everyone that participated in the Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE Closed Beta Test. We received a lot of comments and feedback from players and were very touched to see the high expectations that you all have for this title.That being the case, I’d like to take this opportunity share some of the results of the CBT and feedback we received and touch upon what the future holds for Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE!

Player Trend

Player Trend

Comment from Producer Iwamoto:

“Fist of the North Star” is an IP popular among fans of multiple generations. For the CBT, we expected a wide demographic that reflected this, with a core user base centered around male users in their 30s to 40s who grew up with the original manga back when it was released. It turned out that users that participated in the CBT were mainly... males in their 30s to 40s! Lol!
With this title, we wanted to first cater to existing “Fist of the North Star” fans, so we are happy to see that we’ve successfully managed to achieve this.

Comprehensive evaluation

Comprehensive evaluation

Comment from Producer Iwamoto:

While we’ve made every effort to create a game that’s as true as possible to the original story and caters to fans of “Fist of the North Star”, we also realized that in doing so we were leaving ourselves open to a fair bit of potentially negative feedback.

However, the result of the CBT survey was as follows:
*Want to play the game(67%)
*Want to play if certain elements were improved:(29%)

We were happy to find that a total of 96% of users are interested in playing the game upon launch. On the other hand, we also received feedback on a number of points that users were not satisfied with. We fully intend to keep these points in mind and to do our best to continue to improve the game in the lead up to its official release.

Elements that exceeded user expectations

  1. No.1  Character art and graphics
  2. No.2  The ability to play through the original story
  3. 3No.3  Party customization

Comment from Producer Iwamoto:

No.1: Character art and graphics
Character art and graphics

As you can see, the illustration of Kenshiro and Raoh on key visual and title screen was drawn by Tetsuo Hara himself. As such, the only way I think it can be described is as a piece of art. However, I believe that our team has also done a terrific job at creating the rest of the character illustrations and graphics, under Tetsuo Hara’s supervision.
When reproducing these characters today, a balance must be struck between keeping faithful to the originals while at the same time making the art style new and fresh. Doing so wasn’t easy, but we were very happy with the positive feedback we received from users.

No.2: The ability to play through the original story
The ability to play through the original story

Among the feedback we received during the CBT was the following comment from a female user:
“I’d never seen Fist of the North Star before, but after playing this game I’ve become fan.” Since one of our goals in carefully recreating the story of the original manga was not only to cater to existing fans but also appeal to new ones, the entire team found comments like these to be very encouraging!

No.3: Party customization
Party customization

Although the number of playable characters during the CBT was limited, many more will be available when the game officially releases. Users really will be able to put together their own personal dream team, so stay tuned!

Elements that did not meet user expectations

  1. No.1  Drains battery / device gets hot
  2. No.2  Long loading times / amount of loading time
  3. No.3  Home screen / main menu UI and design

Comment from Producer Iwamoto:

Thank you very much to everyone that provided feedback. Also, we apologize for any inconvenience caused by the above points that were raised during the CBT.
We are currently working hard to improve these elements prior to the game’s official release.

■Other planned improvements
We received several reports about a sound glitch during cutscene playback. While this may be in part due to device compatibility, we are looking into this issue along with those noted above.

Thank you again to everyone that participated in the CBT. The above is only a small excerpt of the feedback we received.We will continue to improve Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE prior to release and hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are!

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