Namco Bandai has announced today that next year, the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 will both get a new Naruto game. Called Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
, the game is developed by CyberConnect2 and is the latest in the Ultimate Ninja Storm' series. This title will revolutionize online play and ramp up the number of playable and support characters more than any previous Naruto game. Gamers will be able to take their favorite Naruto character online, including fan favorites Zabuza and Haku and many other new ninja. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
will also feature the original Japanese voiceovers. The game is set for release next year and is not yet rated. Learn more on Namco Bandai's Facebook
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM GENERATIONS™
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SAN JOSE, Calif., (June 30, 2011) – Leading video game publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations™ for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Based on the popular animated NARUTO SHIPPUDEN series and coming to North America in 2012, the title will offer a vast selection of playable & support characters spanning every generation of the NARUTO saga, alongside incredible online functionality to take the NARUTO ninja fight onto the global stage in the much-beloved fighting series.
Developed by CyberConnect2, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations (not yet rated) is the latest rendition in the smash hit ‘NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Storm’ series of games. The title will power the series into the future by revolutionizing online play and ramping up the number of playable and support characters far beyond any NARUTO game in the wildly popular franchise. Players will compete in a variety of online battle modes with their favorite NARUTO characters, including Naruto and Sasuke. NARUTO fans have been waiting to see more of Zabuza and Haku since the launch of the original Manga, and now they will have their chance! These are just a few of the many new ninja in the game.
All this, together with the original Japanese voiceovers and lovingly crafted presentation faithful to the NARUTO franchise ensures that NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations offers NARUTO and gaming fans a torrential downpour of NARUTO ninja fighting action and adventure!
NARUTO is the #1 best-selling manga across North America and one of the most well-known TV anime series currently broadcast worldwide. For more information on the game, please visit http://namcobandaigames.com/console/naruto-shippuden-ultimate-ninja-storm-generations
. The NARUTO SHIPPUDEN animated series is currently airing on Disney XD (rated TV-PG). For more information and to view free streaming episodes of NARUTO (rated T for Teens) and the uncut NARUTO SHIPPUDEN (rated T+ for Older Teens), please visit www.naruto.com or www.VIZAnime.com
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Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine and blockbuster properties like Naruto, Bleach and InuYasha, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com
About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCBANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.com
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™: Ultimate Ninja ® STORM Generations
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