SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Dec. 10, 2009) – Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today NARUTO™ SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja® Heroes 3 will be available for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 is the latest in the Ultimate Ninja fighting game franchise developed by CyberConnect2, and follows Naruto Uzumaki and his continuing adventures to save his friend Sasuke. Based on the popular animated NARUTO SHIPPUDEN series from VIZ Media, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 enhances the fun and accessible battle system the series is known for by introducing four-player battles, an all-new adventure mode, and a brand new roster of powerful characters.
"The Ultimate Ninja series continues to be one of the most popular NARUTO video game franchises for fans of the anime and manga around the world," said Todd Thorson, director of marketing and public relations for NAMCO BANDAI Games. "NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 continues to innovate and refine the series’ trademark fighting mechanics, introducing new characters, and ensuring gamers at any skill level can fight like a true ninja."
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 puts players’ fighting spirits to the test with intense and frantic battles while using one of more than 50 characters. New characters include Young Kakashi and Obito Uchiha from the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN special, Kakashi Chronicles. For the first time in the series’ history, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 expands upon the series’ trademark fighting engine and updates it for four-player brawls. Team up with a partner to unleash a devastatingly powerful Jutsu team attack on opponents, or interrupt an enemy’s Ultimate Jutsu to help or hinder another player.
Additionally, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 features Master Road, where players can re-live the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN storyline up to the Hidan and Kakuzu arc and continue through two all-new adventures. This mode also features a three-player cooperative mode which let players experience the full adventure through an ad-hoc connection. During his quests, Naruto will also engage in Battle or Action stages. Each stage will contain a specific objective for Naruto to complete including intense fights, escaping from danger, and much more.
For more information on the game, please visit www.namcobandaigames.com or www.hokagesroom.com. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN is currently airing on Disney XD. For more information on NARUTO, and to view free streaming episodes of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, please visit www.naruto.com.