Fist of the North Star Delayed
A sad day for fans of pachinko arcade slot machine games...
Sega has announced that the Japanese release of their upcoming video game based off the Fist of the North Star pachinko machine series, has been delayed. In development by Sega-Sammy, the title will be available on both Sony's PSP as well as the Nintendo DS.
Jissen Pachislo Hisshohou! Fist of the North Star was originally set for a release in Japan on May 26 for the Nintendo DS, following up with a PSP version on June 30. Both titles have now been given a tentative Summer 2005 release date in Japan.
The game is essentially an arcade slot machine, based off the Japanese anime Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star). Not much else is known about it at this point, but it's pretty safe to assume that fans of the series not living in Japan are going to need to import.