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Naruto DS game will hit American shores soon

Date: 2007 January 10 14:37

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Owners of the Nintendo DS will finally be able to get their hands on a brand new Naruto game. TOMY Corporation and D3Publisher of America, INC. (D3PA for short) today announced the upcoming release of Naruto: Ninja council 3 for the Nintendo DS. Expected to be brought to America in the spring of 2007.

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Naruto: Ninja Council 3 is based on the popular anime series released by VIZ media, Naruto and will feature mission-based game play for up to four players. This action game uses a transposable attack system allowing players to use combo attacks from all available characters in the mission to increase the chance of winning.

"In 2006, Naruto was a significant brand for TOMY and our expectation for 2007 is that we will continue to grow the brand with Naruto: Ninja Council 3 and other titles for Nintendo systems," said mark Shinohara, executive vice president, TOMY Corporation. "Tomy is very proud to bring the action, characters and story of Naruto to the Nintendo DS." "The new interchangeable attack system and the ability to choose from over 20 playable characters are a first in hand-held Naruto games," said Careen Yapp, vice president of licensing and business development, D3PA. "We feel very strongly that this game will appeal to both the fans of Naruto and DS gamers that enjoy action games."

By utilizing the new attack system in the game, players select a main character to complete missions and the customize their attack method by selecting special techniques from other available characters increasing their chances of victory by combining the best techniques for the mission. Players can activate special moves using the stylus on the touch screen found on the Nintendo DS or by blowing into the microphone. Just like a real ninja, players will have to protect, defend or defeat as the train to perfect their skills in order to progress through the ranks in over 40 missions ranging in difficulty from moderate to challenging. Up to four players (using wireless) can choose from over 20 different characters with four different playing modes including timed mode, Scroll Collection mode and head-to-head versus mode.

Source: Anime News Service
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