First of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 to get download-only Wii U version in Europe, others delayed a week

Upcoming action title Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 will now be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Europe on Feb. 8, a one week delay from its original release date of Feb. 1, Tecmo Koei Europe announced today.

Ken's Rage 2 will also get a downloadable-only Wii U version on the previous day, Feb. 7.

The game follows the plot of the entire original manga, produced in the 1980s with writing by Japanese mangaka Buronson and illustrator Tetsuo Hara. The manga's 245 chapters were serialized from 1983 to 1988 in Japanese comic publication Weekly Sh┼Źnen Jump.

The game also features a new Legend mode that begins with a re-imagining of one of the game's episodes, "Raoh," and covers two additional episodes, "Celestial Emperor" and "Land of Shura." Players can control different characters during each episode and boss battles will include whole, unabridged depictions of some of the more popular scenes from the manga.

First of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 was released for PS3 and Xbox 360 in Japan on Dec. 20, 2012 and will be released in North America on Feb. 5. The Wii U version is scheduled to release in Japan on Jan. 31, while the North American Wii U version has yet to receive a release date.

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