Tecmo Koei has dated Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 and Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires in North America.
Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 will launch for PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network and Xbox 360 at retail on February 5, 2013. The game was previously dated for a retail release across both platforms in Europe on February 1. A Wii U version is also in development, but a release date was not announced.
Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires will be released for PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network on February 26, 2013. In Europe, the game will release at retail on February 22.
The reason for the digital-exclusive releases in North America, we understand, is in co-ordinance with Sony Computer Entertainment America’s localization policies, which require a game be dubbed in English for it to be released at retail. However, Sony has been known to lift these policies in the past with games such as Yakuza and Record of Agarest War.