FIERCE TEAM-BASED COMBAT ARRIVES IN RETAIL STORES WITH NAMCO BANDAI GAMES
Experience the NARUTO Universe for the First Time On the PSP
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (August 28, 2007) – Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today released its highly anticipated game, NARUTOTM: Ultimate Ninja HeroesTM for the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system. Developed exclusively for North America and Europe, NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja Heroes delivers intense single and multiplayer team-based action as gamers soar through the ninja ranks to become the ultimate Hokage. Based on the popular animated series SHONEN JUMP™ NARUTO™, from VIZ Media, NARUTO fans can now battle each other using their favorite ninja heroes anywhere and anytime with the game’s wireless connectivity function. NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja Heroes is rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and is now available for a suggested price of $39.99.
“Fans of NARUTO can now re-enact the fast-paced battles that have become the trademark of the popular manga and animated series,” said Makoto Iwai, Executive Vice President and COO, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja Heroes is the ultimate treat for gamers of all ages as it delivers great characters and lightning fast action in a nice small package.”
Developed by CyberConnect2, NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja Heroes gives gamers the ability to create and customize their own ninja dream squads to battle opponents or trade player’s profiles via wireless connectivity, a franchise first! To further maximize the character power-up feature, players can form different team combinations to awaken hidden skills that lie within each group. Depending on the combinations, special team based skills can be unleashed. Gamers can also earn power-up points towards upgrading each character’s attack, defense, chakra, speed and even special abilities.
NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja Heroes boasts the following features:
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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 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 Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro Japan), VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese animation. The company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos, DVDs and audio soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions 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 web site 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 © 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO Program © 2004-2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. Ultimate Ninja Heroes is a trademark of NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “PlayStation”, “PS” Family logo, and “PSP” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo™ may be required (sold separately).
Press Release © 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
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