Get ready to mix it up with that orage jumpsuit-wearing ninja Naruto with Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja: Storm 2.
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.
Getting online play is huge for this series, especially with the fan base that it has. It should be a fun game when it finally comes out.