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Fist of the North Star Musou Sends Tecmo Koei Stock Soaring

CEO expects a million sales in Japan. Overseas release planned as well.


Like the idea of Dynasty Warriors-style combat with Fist of the North Star characters? You're apparently not alone. Yesterday's announcement of Fist of the North Star Musou apparently sent Koei Tecmo Holdings stock soaring 17%. The stock closed at ¥784.

The Nihon Sangyou Shimbun (via Inside Games) attributed the stock jump to the manga to game conversion, noting that it indicated Koei's push for software outside of its primary historical-themed field.

I wonder if some of those investors were paying attention when the information leaked out from Famitsu the day before. Or back at TGS when Koei shared a teaser trailer that everyone figured out was Fist of the North Star Musou almost immediately.

Separately, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun has a report in which Tecmo Koei CEO Kenji Matsubara says that he expects the game to sell a million copies in Japan alone. This would be a major jump over past PS3 and Xbox 360 Dynasty Warriors product.

Overseas players can rest assured that the game is planned for release outside of Japan, the paper also reports.

Tecmo Koei Holdings CEO Kenji Matsubara delivers closing comments at yesterday's press conference.

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