TOMY Corporation today released all-new gameplay footage and character art revealing the special jutsu moves of the ninja from the Village Hidden in the Sand in the upcoming Wii fighting game, NARUTO Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3. The reveal showcases the signature moves of the three Sand Siblings: Gaara, Temari and Kankuro, as well as their sensei Baki, and for the first time ever in the Clash of Ninja series, Chiyo.
Also released this week are new details about additions to the game’s multiple gameplay modes. In Versus mode, the newly added cooperative tag team functionality allows up to four players to fight in two-man teams and to tag in and out of fights. In the brand new Wi-Fi battle mode players can take the fight online and battle in head-to-head or two-man squad battles.
The game also features several new game mechanics. Latent Ninja Powers for example, allow players to access new techniques or jutsu when they get close to the end of their life gauges. Used strategically in battle, Latent Ninja Powers can make the difference between life and death.
On November 17 gamers will be able to play as these powerful ninja and experience the new modes in this classic 3D fighting game exclusively for Nintendo Wii. With more than 35 characters, the latest iteration in the series features new and improved gameplay mechanics and for the first time, WiFi functionality.
A brief description of each newly announced character and their special jutsu moves is also below:
Gaara is a highly defensive character whose latent ninja powers accentuate his defenses. In latent ninja mode, Gaara can block any type of attack in a neutral pose; even jutsus that would normally be“unblockable.” New in Clash of Ninja Revolution 3, Gaara also has a special sand coffin counter jutsu that can be activated during block stun.
Temari’s wind abilities control the space around her on the battlefield, and account for not only her high damage output to enemies, but also for her own safety. Even when blocked, the wind that Temari expels with her giant fan pushes enemies away from her, giving her more breathing room to attack from a distance.
Kankuro is a puppet master and utilizes this skill for his attacks. Kankuro does not throw his opponents– his puppets do. This means that the throw command can be executed even when Kankuro is airborne.
Baki has wind-based abilities that linger on screen after they are unleashed. These are helpful in creating situations where he can sandwich an opponent between attacks, and unleash the imminent damage of the tornados he sets out.
Chiyo is one of the most unique characters in the game, and a completely new addition to the Clash of Ninja roster. All of her attacks are done through the use of her two puppets. The strong attacks control one puppet, while the weak attacks control the other. She also has a chakra shield which allows her to block any type of attack in exchange for draining her chakra gauge.
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About NARUTO Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3
NARUTO Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is an exciting new installment to the top-rated, Wii-exclusive fighting game series. Based on the hit animated show from Viz Media, the game features more than 35 characters with the new grown-up look of the NARUTO Shippuden cast and follows the storyline of the much-loved series. The hit fighting game series delivers again with new and improved gameplay mechanics and a plethora of gameplay modes and options including for the first time, Wi-Fi multiplayer functionality.
NARUTO Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 hits stores November 17, 2009 for the Nintendo Wii for $39.99 MSRP and is rated“T” for Teen by the ESRB for Cartoon Violence and Suggestive Themes. For more information, please visit www.TOMY-USA.com/videogames .
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