Ultimate Ninja 4: Naruto Shippuden Goes Gold
March 6, 2009
NAMCO BANDAI GAMES’ ULTIMATE NINJA 4: NARUTO SHIPPUDEN GOES GOLD FOR PLAYSTATION 2
Experience the First Ever NARUTO Shippuden video game for North America with Intense Ninja Battles and All-New Modes
Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that Ultimate Ninja® 4: NARUTO™ Shippuden, the first video game for North America based on the NARUTO™ Shippuden animated series from VIZ Media, has gone gold for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Returning with its signature one-on-one ninja battles, the game ushers in a host of new modes, a new storyline and new characters for the most comprehensive NARUTO video game experience yet.
After two and a half years of strict training with his mentor Jiraiya, Naruto finds himself back in Hidden Leaf Village reunited with all his old friends only to find that the mysterious Akatsuki organization has become a much larger threat to Hidden Leaf Village. Take control of an older and more powerful Naruto as he takes on a new quest to rescue his rival Sasuke from the evil Lord Orochimaru and battle the ever-looming Akatsuki.
Ultimate Ninja 4: NARUTO Shippuden features several unique game modes that offer different experiences as players immerse themselves in the world of ninja. The new Master Mode combines role-playing and action-platforming elements, telling the story of how Naruto came to return to the Hidden Leaf Village after his training with Jiraiya, an original narrative arc that fans won’t find anywhere else. Players can collect items in this mode to unlock characters in Free Battle Mode, featuring the series’ trademark one-on-one ninja battles for one or two players. Packed with new NARUTO Shippuden characters such as Deidara, Sasori and Chiyo as well as updated versions of fan favorites such as Gaara, Kakashi and Sakura, the game features 52 total playable characters to take into battle.