SAN JOSE, Calif., (March 1, 2012) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that NARUTO SHIPPUDEN ™ : Ultimate Ninja® STORM Generations has now entered the manufacturing phase and will be on sale in North America on March 13 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft . Developed by CyberConnect2 and based on the popular animated NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN series from VIZ Media from the manga created by Masashi Kishimoto (also available from VIZ Media), NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations is the latest rendition in the smash hit ‘NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Storm’ series of games, featuring the original Japanese voiceovers and lovingly crafted presentation faithful to the NARUTO series. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations offers NARUTO and gaming fans a torrential downpour of NARUTO ninja fighting action and adventure. For those gamers who cannot wait to get in on the ultimate ninja battle, the playable demo is available now for download on the PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE®.
“NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations is an essential addition to the library of any Naruto fan ,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Beyond the unprecedented number of characters and online modes, stalwart fans can enjoy over an hour of brand new animation created by Studio Pierrot for the game.”
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations will revolutionize the series; online play and ramp up the number of playable characters to more than 70, with even more fan favorites available as support characters. Players will compete in a variety of online battle modes with their favorite NARUTO characters, including Naruto and Sasuke, and by popular demand, the characters Zabuza and Haku. For the first time in the series, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations will feature an innovative system that integrates real-world collectible cards with the video game, allowing players to unlock corresponding artwork for their in-game profile card and engage in a special mini-battle to unlock a bonus skill and gain an advantage in the network battle. This new card functionality works with the SAGE’s LEGACY edition of the collectible cards, which are sold separately.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations is rated “T” for teen by the ESRB and carries an MSRP of $59.99. While supplies last, all copies of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations sold will include one or more exclusive foil-printed SAGE’s LEGACY cards, allowing players to try out the exciting card functionality for themselves.
For more information, please visit: www.namcobandaigames.com or http://naruto.namcobandaigames.com . For more information and to view free streaming episodes of NARUTO and the uncut NARUTO SHIPPUDEN (both rated TV-14), please visit www.naruto.comor www.VIZAnime.com; subscribers to the Hulu Plus service (www.hulu.com/plus) may also simulcast the latest episode of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN in high-definition an hour after broadcast debut in Japan.
About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.com or www.facebook.com/namco.
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