New Adventures Await Ninja Fans as NARUTO Title Readies for Launch
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (August 6, 2007) – Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that everyone’s favorite fearless ninja has received gold status with NARUTO™: Uzumaki Chronicles™ 2. Available exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 far exceeds its action adventure predecessor by boasting more than 10 playable characters, two player co-op and versus battles, new challenging missions, and cel-shaded graphics. Based on the hit anime series SHONEN JUMP™ NARUTO™, from VIZ Media, NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 will be available in retail stores on September 4 and carry a “T” rating for teen audiences by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board).
In NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2, an ancient organization which was long thought disbanded is alive and well and in search of several orbs to resurrect a mechanical horror that will ravage the land. It’s now up to Naruto and all the Hidden Leaf Genin to join forces with those of the Hidden Sand Village to stop this menace. Unravel the mystery of the Shirogane Clan and their nefarious army of puppet walkers while mastering lethal attacks and moves straight from the anime series.
Improving upon the original, NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 features include:
New Original Adventure - Explore the Naruto world with a brand new story line that can only be experienced through NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2
Multiplayer Co-op and Vs Battles - During the game, a second player is able to join in on the action for a simultaneous two-player adventure! Or, fight head-to-head with a friend and battle it out for the title of Hokage.
Multiple Modes of Play - Additional gameplay modes further enhance the Naruto experience:
Story Mode - Play alone or with a friend and traverse a lush, 3-D anime-style world in which Naruto and his friends work together to unravel the mystery of the Shirogane Clan and their nefarious army of “puppet walkers.” Hone your skills to become the ultimate warrior and unlock a secret chapter of the story.
Mission Mode - Take on a series of challenging side missions.
Survival Mode - Test your skills to become the ultimate warrior and unlock a secret mission.
Multiple Playable Characters - Choose your favorite from over 10 playable and customizable ninja including Naruto, Shikamaru, Rock Lee, Kakashi, Guy, Sasuke, or Choji, to complete story-driven missions and intense challenges.
Character Customization - Prove yourself in battle and earn money to create the ultimate warrior using Chips and Plates that can customize your character’s speed, strength, stamina and even special moves.
Lethal Attacks and Weapons - Harness the power of Rasengan, Lightning Blade, Sand Coffin, and other moves, straight from the series!