'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress' Brings New Era Of Handheld Fighting To Europe

LYON, FRANCE– 21 April 2008– Atari today announced the forthcoming European release of NAMCO BANDAI Games’ Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress for PSP (PlayStation® Portable). The title utilizes the battle system of the PlayStation®2 Ultimate Ninja series, adding an exclusive storyline, full-blown battles with brand new jutsu and animation, and wireless multiplayer action to create a whole new Naruto adventure for PSP. Set in the Naruto universe popularised by the anime TV show currently on air across Europe, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress is scheduled for release in July 2008.

A mysterious flying fortress has descended onto the Hidden Leaf Village. In the role of Naruto, the player must enter the fortress, uncover the hidden plot and unlock characters on the way up the 100 floors of the Phantom Fortress to ultimately defeat the enemy and unveil the explosive ending. Create teams of powerful ninja to aid you on your quest from over 20 of the most popular characters from the animated series, each with their unique Jutsu, combos and Special Techniques. The Secret Technique is a new battle system different to the special moves seen in previous Ultimate Ninja series which allows for faster, more explosive and intense action sequences unlike any other currently available on portable games. You can also power up your favourite characters to give you a winning edge in battle.

While staying faithful to the hugely popular anime, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress boasts a completely new original adventure, plus co-op gameplay and multiplayer action. A choice of six thrilling gameplay modes ensures plenty of ninja ass-kicking battles. The deep single player MUGENJO Mode is filled with dramatic events, exciting movies and intriguing dialogue which let the player enjoy the story to the full. Other fun modes include the Naruto Points Mode for obtaining and viewing unlockable items and Wireless Battle Mode for challenging friends anytime, anywhere using the WLAN feature of PSP in six types of intense two-player battles using different team combinations.

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress for PSP is published by NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe SAS, distributed in Europe by Atari, and scheduled for European release in July 2008.

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe:

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher based in Cergy-Pontoise, France. 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 the RidgeRacer™, Tekken™, SOULCALIBUR™, Tamagotchi™, Digimon™, Dragonball® and Naruto™ brands.

About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari:

Infogrames Entertainment (IESA) is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (ISIN code: FR0010478248) and has two principal subsidiaries: Atari Europe, a privately-held company, and Atari, Inc., a United States corporation listed on NASDAQ (ATAR).

The Atari Group is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and in all existing game formats (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony) and on CD-ROM for PC. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries.

The Atari Group’s extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Test Drive, etc.) and international licenses (Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons&Dragons, etc.).

For more information: http://www.atari.com

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