Los Angeles - July 1, 2008
TOMY Corporation and D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3P), publishers of interactive entertainment software, have announced plans to provide playable demos of two highly anticipated NARUTO titles at the upcoming Anime Expo 2008. Show attendees will be able to go hands-on with NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2, the first NARUTO title for Wii™ created specifically for North America, and NARUTO: Path of the Ninja 2, the next installment in the popular role-playing game series for Nintendo DS™.
Anime Expo is scheduled to take place from July 3-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. TOMY and D3Publisher of America will be located at booth #901.
In addition, D3Publisher will be showcasing Bangai-O Spirits on the Nintendo DS and Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords™ on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft at the Anime Expo booth.
New assets for NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 and NARUTO: Path of the Ninja 2 are available at: http://www.d3press.us
About NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2
NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 is set to provide players with quality fighting game mechanics and a fast-paced gameplay experience on Wii. Set after Sasuke leaves the Leaf Village to gain more power from Orochimaru, the title offers a slew of playable characters, including those developed especially for the storyline. Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 features destructible stages and four-player multiplayer battles, along with gameplay modes and characters not yet seen on the Clash of Ninja series.
About NARUTO: Path of the Ninja 2
NARUTO: Path of the Ninja 2 will feature a deep, original storyline and provide players with access to 30 major characters from the series. The improved and intuitive battle system will make it easy for even the newest fighters to get into the combat, using the Touch Screen to unleash devastating melee and jutsu attacks on any opponent foolish enough to get in their way. The new Squad Leader and Ninja Tag systems provide even more squad-building options, while the Wi-Fi multiplayer feature offers aspiring ninja the chance to take on challengers from around the world.
About TOMY Corporation
With U.S. headquarters in Santa Ana, California, TOMY Corporation is one of the world’s oldest and most endearing toy companies. For more than eight decades, TOMY has developed and manufactured a broad portfolio of exciting and educational toys, games and video games for children of all ages. Known for its innovation, quality and safety, TOMY’s mission is to produce toys, videogames and merchandise for North America that entertain and inspire children and adults. The Consumer Software Division currently publishes for Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Game Boy® Advance. TOMY Corporation is a subsidiary of Japan-based TOMY Company, Ltd. (aka TAKARATOMY in Japan). More information is available at www.TOMY-USA.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation.
The company offers an integrated product line including magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and web site at www.VIZ.com
About D3Publisher of America, Inc
D3Publisher of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of D3, Inc. with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. D3Publisher of America’s strategic focus is on licensed and original titles from leading third-party developers that appeal to mass-market consumers or gaming enthusiasts. Based in Los Angeles, D3Publisher of America distributes and publishes software for personal computers, major console platforms, and handheld systems, including the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Nintendo GameCube™, Game Boy® Advance, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. For additional information on D3Publisher of America and its products, visit the website at http://www.d3publisher.us.
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