‘NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 3’ ARRIVING TO PLAYSTATION 3 SYSTEM AND XBOX 360 MARCH 8, 2013 ACROSS EUROPE

CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 04 January 2013 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe today announce that NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 will be available throughout Europe and Australasia on March 8, 2013 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.  Based on the hit NARUTO SHIPPUDEN animated series, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 unleashes a tornado of electrifying ninja action and adventure that the franchise is known for, along with over 80 playable characters, advanced online modes and enhanced fighting mechanics allowing anyone to become a ninja master.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 will feature the most extensive character roster of any game so far in the series, letting fans engage with a huge number of their favorite personalities from the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN universe, be they friend or foe.  In story mode, players will be thrown into a series of thrilling adventures as they delve into the Fourth Great Ninja War.  For the first time in Ultimate Ninja STORM history, players will be able to relive the most exciting series of the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN anime as it airs in Japan and streams online.  Experience new one-versus-many action stages to test players’ ninja skills, while electrifying fights will be punctuated with cinematic boss battles ranging from nefarious villains to massive beasts.  Players will also be able to battle against the world through extensive multiplayer modes.  Compete in user created tournaments, set up friendly player matches and check out the competition with player cards to view win/loss records and fighting styles. 

As a special bonus, first-run copies of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 will feature a code to download an exclusive Dragon Ball Z Goku costume for Naruto and collectible trading card.  These special items mark the first time the two mega anime franchises have crossed over in Europe and will only be available for a limited time.  Pre-ordering the game is highly recommended to guarantee access to these special bonuses. 

For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe and its entire line up of games, please visit http://namcobandaigames.eu/.

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, Tekken™, SOULCALIBUR™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™.  More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.eu or  www.facebook.com/namcobandaigames.europe.

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