TOMY and D3Publisher of America Release NARUTO: Ninja Council 3

May 22, 2007

TOMY and
D3Publisher of America Release NARUTO: Ninja Council 3

The long wait for Nintendo DS owners is over as
they can now get their hands on their very first NARUTO game – Believe it! TOMY
Corporation and D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA) today announced the release
of NARUTO: Ninja Council 3 for the Nintendo DS. Based on episodes from VIZ
Media’s hit anime series SHONEN JUMP NARUTO, the series expands as the third
game delivers 27 playable characters and features mission-based gameplay with 62
different missions for up to four players. Available for $29.95 MSRP, the ninja
action game utilizes an interchangeable attack system allowing players to
combine attack techniques from all available characters to increase their
chances of success.

“According to Nintendo the DS is the
fastest-selling video game system in the world and it deserves to have a
fantastic gaming experience featuring the hottest brand – NARUTO!” said Mark
Shinohara, executive vice president, TOMY Corporation. “The great thing for
NARUTO fans is that NARUTO: Ninja Council 3 is just the first of three NARUTO
games for Nintendo gaming systems scheduled for release in 2007, including
NARUTO: Clash of Ninja MVZ (working title) for the Nintendo Wii, in the Fall of

“NARUTO: Ninja Council 3 offers more playable
characters and gameplay than the first two games in the series,” said Careen
Yapp, vice president of licensing and business development, D3PA. “Not only
that, it is the perfect game for the DS because the mission based gameplay
offers great pick-up and play capabilities that NARUTO fans and gamers alike
will love.”

Just like a true ninja, in NARUTO: Ninja Council
3, players will have to attack, defend or defeat as they train hard to perfect
their skills in order to progress through the ranks in over 60 missions ranging
in difficulty from moderate to challenging. Up to four players (wireless) can
choose from 27 different characters with four different playing modes including
Timed Mode, Scroll Collection Mode and Head-to-Head Versus Mode.