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NARUTO SHIPPUDEN ™ : Ultimate Ninja® STORM Generations Brings Ninja Fighting Action to Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3

SAN JOSE, Calif., (March 13, 2012) – Intense ninja fighting action comes to consoles today, as leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., has announced that NARUTO SHIPPUDEN : Ultimate Ninja ® STORM Generations is on sale in North America for the PlayStation ®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft .   Developed by CyberConnect2 and based on the popular animated NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN series from VIZ Media from the manga created by Masashi Kishimoto (also available from VIZ Media), NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations is the latest rendition in the smash hit ‘ NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM’ series of games.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN : Ultimate Ninja ® STORM Generations features expanded online modes and an extensive roster of more than 70 playable characters, with even more fan favorites available as support characters. For the first time in the series, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations will feature an innovative system that integrates real-world collectible cards with the game, allowing players to unlock corresponding artwork for their in-game profile card as well as a bonus power up to gain an advantage in Custom Ranked Matches. This new card functionality works with the SAGE’s LEGACY edition of the collectible cards, which are sold separately.

“With an hour of all-new animation, a giant roster of more than 70 playable characters and the revamped and extended online multiplayer, there’s something here for all fans in NARUTO SHIPPUDEN : Ultimate Ninja ® STORM Generations ,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “The team has poured their hearts and souls into making this an essential addition to the libraries of all fans of the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN universe.”

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN : Ultimate Ninja ® STORM Generations is rated “T” for teen by the ESRB and carries an MSRP of $59.99.  While supplies last, all copies of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations sold will include one or more exclusive foil-printed SAGE’s LEGACY cards, allowing players to try out the exciting card functionality for themselves.

For more information, please visit: www.namcobandaigames.com or http://naruto.namcobandaigames.com . For more information and to view free streaming episodes of NARUTO and the uncut NARUTO SHIPPUDEN (both rated TV-14), please visit www.naruto.comor www.VIZAnime.com; subscribers to the Hulu Plus service ( www.hulu.com/plus) may also simulcast the latest episode of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN in high-definition an hour after broadcast debut in Japan.

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online.  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.com or www.facebook.com/namco.

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