SAN JOSE, Calif., (October 18, 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 is now available in stores across North America. Based on the popular animated NARUTO SHIPPUDEN series from VIZ Media, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Impact delivers fans and novices alike the most action-packed and dynamic ninja battle experience ever!
The NARUTO video games from NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. have shipped over 9.5 million units worldwide. As the latest addition to the series, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Impact puts players in the middle of epic, large-scale battles as their favorite NARUTO SHIPPUDEN characters battle through electrifying single-player and multiplayer modes. With simple controls familiar to the Ultimate Ninja series, both veterans of the previous titles, as well as PSP® system users of all ages will find performing the breathtaking ninja action from the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN animated series is a breeze.
“NARUTO fans are in store for a real treat and an all-new take on the ninja brawling action with the launch of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Impact,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America. “With massive levels, enormous enemies, and more features packed into this title than any NARUTO title before, aspiring ninjas across the country can now have the ultimate action experience everywhere they go.”
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® system. The game features content from the beginning of the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN storyline all the way to episodes from 2011! Tag Battle lets two friends connect through Ad-hoc to team up and complete a variety of missions cooperatively, while Versus Battle lets players battle against each other. All the fan’s favorite characters from the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN universe are playable, with customization options that carry through each mode within the game.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Impact continues CyberConnect2 Co., Ltd.’s commitment to accessible and strategic gameplay, with anime-likegraphics refined throughout the Ultimate Ninja series. Beginners and long-time fans of the series will be able to feel immersed in the fast-paced on-screen ninja action.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Impact has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB and will carry an MSRP of $39.99.
For more information on the game, please visit naruto.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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