TOMY Announces NARUTO Shippuden: Ninja Council 4 for DS

March 11, 2009

Announces NARUTO Shippuden: Ninja Council 4 for DS

Everyone’s Favorite Ninja
Infiltrates DS With All-New Storyline and Grown Up Characters From Hit Animated

TOMY Corporation today announced
that NARUTO Shippuden: Ninja Council 4 is currently in development exclusively
for Nintendo DS. As the latest installment to the popular Ninja Council series
of videogames that has sold more than 800,000 units to date in North America,
NARUTO Shippuden: Ninja Council 4 is the first DS game to feature the NARUTO
Shippuden story arc in North America, allowing fans to play as Naruto and his
friends in the next generation of the series. Based on the enormously successful
animated series from VIZ Media, NARUTO Shippuden: Ninja Council 4 introduces
consumers to a host of playable characters sporting their updated NARUTO
Shippuden looks, and wireless multiplayer battles for up to four players.

"NARUTO Shippuden: Ninja Council 4
encourages franchise fans and newcomers alike to experience the next iteration
of the classic Ninja Council series," said Laura Yoshioka, director of consumer
software at TOMY Corporation. "The addition of multiple new playable characters
and an immersive story mode based on the NARUTO Shippuden story arc, coupled
with the touch screen capabilities of the DS, make this a classic
action-adventure videogame."

In NARUTO Shippuden: Ninja Council
4, players will experience the new Shippuden storyline for the first time on the
DS. Set two and a half years after the events of the classic NARUTO series,
Naruto fans are introduced to older characters as the storyline advances and
unfolds with copious plot twists. NARUTO Shippuden: Ninja Council 4 also allows
gamers to follow an older Naruto and his friends on the quest to save Gaara from
the sinister Akatsuki organization. Players are able to choose their allies and
form a three-man squad with special jutsu techniques to ward off looming danger.
Dedicated franchise fans and new Naruto fighters alike can utilize the touch
screen to unleash their unique jutsu attacks and take on anyone that gets in
their way. As an added bonus, unlockable jutsu allows aspiring ninjas to explore
previously unreachable areas.

NARUTO Shippuden: Ninja Council 4
will be available for Nintendo DS in Spring 2009. For more information, please
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