Ultimate Ninja 4: Naruto Shippuden Goes Gold

March 6, 2009


Experience the First Ever NARUTO
Shippuden video game for North America with Intense Ninja Battles and All-New

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.