TOMY Corporation and D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA) today announced that NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution for the Wii home video game system and NARUTO: Path of the Ninja for the Nintendo DS have shipped to retail outlets. Based on episodes from VIZ Media’s hit series SHONEN JUMP NARUTO, both games will be featured in a launch event, Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nintendo® World Store in New York’s Rockefeller Center. NARUTO fans will be able to play in game tournaments and witness a professional Ramen Noodle Eating Contest, using chopsticks, featuring some of the world’s most renowned competitive eating athletes in an event sanctioned by Major League Eating (MLE).
NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution provides fighting game fans and NARUTO followers with the best fighting game available for the Wii, and NARUTO: Path of the Ninja delivers the classic RPG experience that NARUTO fans have been missing, said Mark Shinohara, executive vice president, TOMY Corporation. We are very proud to be launching these original games in the US first, both deliver experiences that will satisfy both gamers and NARUTO fans alike.
Our NARUTO releases for Nintendo systems have proven to be huge titles for us, topping the sales charts time and again and we expect that NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution and NARUTO: Path of the Ninja will continue that track record, said Bill Anker, vice president of business development and licensing, D3PA.
Developed by Eighting, NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution includes all new character animations, new special attack animations and for the first time new interactive environments. The game takes advantage of the Wii system by allowing players to launch attacks with the Wii Remote using Ninja-like movements, and features special mini-games created exclusively for use with the Wii Remote.
NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and will include 20 characters including some that have yet to be featured in the Clash of Ninja game series. The fast-paced ninja action for up to four players will have nine different gameplay modes including Story Mode, Single Player and Multiplayer modes.
NARUTO: Path of the Ninja is the first Role-Playing Game (RPG) for NARUTO in North America and features a unique time based combat system in which players must determine each character’s strengths and use them accurately to help them defeat the enemy. Choosing from six available characters, players will be able to explore the Village Hidden in the Leaves and the world of Naruto as they roam across forests, fields, rivers and mountains encountering bosses that they defeat by using over 90 different special techniques.
Developed by TOSE, NARUTO: Path of the Ninja is rated E 10+ for
cartoon violence by the ESRB.
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