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NARUTO™ SHIPPUDEN™: KIZUNA DRIVE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE PSP® SYSTEM
Experience the World of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN with All-New Multiplayer Combat and Game-Exclusive Characters
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (March 22, 2011) – Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that NARUTO™SHIPPUDEN™: Kizuna Drive is now available at retailers nationwide for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Based on the popular animated NARUTO SHIPPUDEN series, the game features the most authentic team-based combat in the franchise. With robust content including an original story, a roster of fan favorite characters, and a new multiplayer combat system, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Kizuna Drive delivers an intense experience that will leave players wanting more.
Following an all-new story, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Kizuna Drive pits Naruto and friends against an unseen foe responsible for the disappearance of ninja from Hidden Leaf Village. New game-exclusive characters will descend onto the scene and unexpected plot twists are revealed as players discover who seeks vengeance upon Naruto.
In NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Kizuna Drive, two modes of play will be available to challenge everyone’s ninja prowess. In Story Mode, journey with a band of NPCs (non-playable characters) through more than a dozen missions that wait to be conquered. In Free Mission Mode, build a ninja dream team to overcome evolving combat situations where up to four friends can fight together and perform special combo moves via ad hoc local wireless network. Featuring a new and devastating Kizuna Drive Combat System, players can volley enemies between teammates while inflicting crippling damage one after another. Time attacks precisely to apply even more intense blows, but miss the mark and the damage will be reciprocated.
Staying faithful to the franchise, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Kizuna Drive embraces the ninja universe while adding new dimensions to it. Not only will players participate in spectacular boss battles, they’ll also be treated to an exclusive opening movie created by Studio Pierrot and music sung by Japanese Naruto voice actress, Junko Takeuchi. As if four-player co-op weren’t enough, the game features bonus content where fans can access tons of side quests to keep the action rolling. Furthermore by collecting scrolls and special items, players can power up their characters or give them special abilities.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Kizuna Drive is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and carries a MSRP of $39.95. For more information on the game, please visit www.namcobandaigames.com, http://naruto.namcobandaigames.com/Kizuna, or www.facebook.com/namcobandai. 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™: Kizuna Drive
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