Activision has to be jealous of how often there is a Naruto Shippuden game coming out. Seriously, these games are reproducing like rabbits. Namco Bandai has announced that NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja: STORM 2 has gone gold. There is a joke somewhere about how many colons are in the name, but I think I'll leave it alone.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja: STORM 2 contains an online versus mode and 40 playable characters. Heck, there's even a special unlockable guest from the Tekken 6 universe. We have three different gameplay videos to show to give you a taste of the action. Check those out after the jump and look for NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja: STORM 2 on PS3 and 360 on October 19.
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NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™: ULTIMATE NINJA®: STORM 2 HAS GONE GOLD
A Maelstrom of Fierce Ninja Action is Ready to be Unleashed
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Sept. 27, 2010) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™: Ultimate Ninja®: STORM 2 has gone gold for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Based on the popular NARUTO SHIPPUDEN animated series from VIZ Media, LLC, the game offers a brand new online mode, an evolved Character Support system and a gripping storyline to deliver a nail-biting experience. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja: STORM 2 is scheduled to be released throughout North America on October 19, 2010.
Developed by CyberConnect2, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja: STORM 2 brings the anime series to life with rich content and engaging gameplay. While there are two sides to every story, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja: STORM 2 has three. Encompassing the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN story arc, players will live the adventure through the eyes of Naruto, Sasuke and Jiraiya. In addition to these fan-favorite ninja, the game will include more than 40 playable warriors for more intense epic battles. As an added bonus, Lars Alexandersson, of TEKKEN® 6 fame, will appear as an unlockable guest character. Bringing his explosive signature moves to the game’s versus mode, Lars will also appear in his TEKKEN 6 costume designed by NARUTO creator Masashi Kishimoto.
Faithfully recreating the anime universe, players will not only be able to travel through the stomping grounds of Hidden Leaf Village, but also Tenchi Bridge, Orochimaru’s Hideout, and now Mount Myoboku. Additionally for the first time in the Ultimate Ninja series, online versus play will be available to let budding ninja flex their jutsu muscle and take on the world. Featuring an evolved Support Character system, players must strategically recruit the correct allies to help unleash bigger and more explosive Team Ultimate Jutsu upon enemies who stand in the way.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja: STORM 2 is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and will have an MSRP of $59.99. For more information on the game, please visit www.namcobandaigames.com or www.hokagesroom.com. 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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About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and website at www.VIZ.com.
About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™ and Tekken® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto http://www.namcobandaigames.com/.
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