NAMCO BANDAI REVEALS A NEW CHALLENGER IN NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM

LOS ANGELES, Calif., (June 15, 2010)– NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe today announced that Lars Alexandersson, of TEKKEN TM 6 fame, will appear in NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system. As an unlockable guest character, Lars brings his explosive signature moves to the game’s versus mode which will add new depth and dimension to the overall experience. He will also appear in his TEKKEN 6 costume designed by Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto. Based on the popular NARUTO SHIPPUDEN animated series, the game delivers a brand new online mode, a first for the Ultimate Ninja series, as well as an improved support character system and gripping storyline. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 is scheduled to be released throughout in PAL territories this autumn.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 faithfully recreates the anime series and envelops players into the mythical world of ninja with new expansive environments, missions, battle systems and gameplay modes. While there are two sides to every story, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 has three. Encompassing the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN story arc, the game has a deep three-part story mode that have players living different as well as daring ninja lives through the eyes of Naruto, Sasuke and Jiraya.

With more than 40 characters to choose from, engaging in bigger and more epic cinematic boss battles has never been this explosive. The game will also deliver a new and improved Support Character system which allows players to link jutsus for wild ninja punishment and awards compatibility bonuses according to the strategic selection of ally recruits. To provide a true ultimate experience, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 will also offer various online features where players can sharpen their skills or flex their fighting muscle to defeat rival ninja from around the world.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 is developed by CyberConnect2 and will be available this autumn. For more information on the game, please visit www.namcobandaigames.eu

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. is a leading software publisher producing a broad catalogue of high quality interactive entertainment for console and PC gaming platforms and online which is marketed and sold in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including Tekken TM , Dragon Ball ® , Naruto TM , SOULCALIBUR TM , One Piece TM , RidgeRacer TM , Ace Combat TM and Tamagotchi TM .

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