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Fist of the North Star gets a... boxing exercise game?

Punch endless waves of baddies and bosses in March 2023

screen from Fitness Boxing: Fist of the North Star in which the player has punched an enemy in the face Image: Nintendo via YouTube
Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Fist of the North Star is now being adapted into — wait for it — a boxing exergame on Nintendo Switch. It looks bizarre, to say the least!

Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star was announced during Tuesday’s Nintendo Direct; it launches in March 2023. In the teaser, players got to see the game’s exercise mode, in which the beefy hero Kenshiro, among others, will serve as your instructor. From there, players can punch their way through waves of enemies in Battle Mode. Then there are Boss Battles, more intense one-on-one throwdowns with tougher foes, such as Jaggi.

It doesn’t look like this will be available on other platforms, as it makes use of the Joy-Cons’ motion controls. The most recent Fist of the North Star video game was 2018’s Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise for PlayStation 4, with Kenshiro also showing up in 2019’s since-closed Jump Force fighting game.

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