Back in June we reported on Fist of the North Star: Legends REVIVE when it was open for pre-registration, and now the game has finally arrived, marking the very first time there's been an English version of a game based on Fist of the North Star on mobile. You can download it right now from both Google Play and the App Store, but there are apparently some server issues going on at the moment, so it might be worth waiting for things to get sorted out first.

Fist of the North Star: Legends REVIVE Trailer

Anyway, similar to the vast majority of anime-based games on mobile, Legends REVIVE will be a turn-based battler in which you and your opponent take turns to choose the attack you want to perform. Still, timing does play a bigger part here compared to the traditional turn-based experience: If you can tap on the screen at the opportune moment, you will be able to unlock powerful secret techniques.

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If you time it right, you can unleash powerful secret techniques

The story, meanwhile, will follow that of the original manga starting from the very beginning. As such, veteran fans are in for some heartwarming memory trips, while newcomers won't feel lost wondering who is who. The game also features a massive roster consisting of characters coming from both the Nanto and Hokuto schools, as well as tons of supporting characters. Of course, that means gacha will be a factor here, so expect some of them to be locked behind a paywall.

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The game features a massive roster of characters

That is the main concern we have about this game: how far it’ll lean towards trying to get players to pay real cash. Nothing is more frustrating than when you find a title with incredibly fun gameplay yet cannot progress as the developer just want to squeeze out some money from your wallet. Hopefully, that won’t be the case here.

Fist of the North Star: Legends REVIVE is available right now on both Google Play and the App Store as a free-to-play game with IAPs included.