Namco Bandai Games Announces Naruto Shippuden™: Ultimate Ninja Impact™ for the PSP® System
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (May 11, 2011) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America inc. today announced NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™: Ultimate Ninja Impact™ for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Featuring large-scale battles against massive groups of enemies, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Impact puts players in the middle of epic fights as their favorite NARUTO SHIPPUDEN characters through electrifying single-player and multiplayer modes. Based on the popular animated NARUTO SHIPPUDEN series from VIZ Media, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Impact is set to deliver the most action-packed and dynamic fighting experience ever seen for the PSP system.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Impact lets players unleash their honed Jutsu skills through exciting single-player and multiplayer modes. Story Battle lets fans become part of explosive NARUTO SHIPPUDEN fights straight from the anime with more events and battle sequences than ever before on the PSP. Tag Battle lets two friends connect through Ad-hoc to team up and complete over 20 missions cooperatively, while Versus Battle lets players battle against each other with their persistent customized characters across all modes. Over 20 characters are available to choose from across the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN universe with customization options that carry through each mode within the game.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Impact continues Cyberconnect2’s commitment to accessible and strategic gameplay with cel-shaded graphics evoking the hit anime series. Beginners and long-time fans of the Ultimate Ninja series will be able to feel immersed in the fast-paced on-screen ninja action.

For more information on the game, please visit naruto.namcobandaigames.com, www.namcobandaigames.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.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™: Ultimate Ninja Impact™
game software © 2004-2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. NARUTO artwork and elements © 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO / 2007 SHIPPUDEN. All Rights Reserved. SHONEN JUMP, NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN are trademarks of Shueisha, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. This product is manufactured, distributed and sold in North, South and Central American territories under license from VIZ Media, LLC.

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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