LOS ANGELES– September 17, 2009– Consumer software and entertainment company TOMY Corporation announced today that players can pre-order a limited edition bundle of NARUTO™ Shippuden: Clash of Ninja® Revolution 3 for Wii™and NARUTO Shippuden The Movie on DVD from VIZ Media, a combined value of $64.97, for the low price of just $49.99. Players can pre-order the limited edition package exclusively at GameStop locations nationwide either in stores or online at http://www.gamestop.com. NARUTO Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3, exclusively for Wii™, is the latest installment to the top-rated Clash of Ninja 3D fighting series.
Also exclusively at GameStop, fans that pre-order the standard version of NARUTO Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 for $39.99 will receive an exclusive Akatsuki thumb ring as worn by Sasori, one of the main villains in the first story arc of Shippuden and Clash of Ninja Revolution 3. Valued at $12.99 MSRP, the Sasori version of the Akatsuki ring will only be available to fans that pre-order the game at GameStop, while supplies last.
“We are thrilled to offer consumers two fantastic value options when purchasing our game this holiday season,” said Laura Yoshioka, director of consumer software at TOMY Corporation.“By offering a highly collectable Sasori ring as a pre-sell item for the standard version of the game, and including such a highly-anticipated movie DVD in our first ever Clash of Ninja limited edition, our goal was to offer Naruto fans a tremendous opportunity to add to their Naruto collection whatever their budget allowed.”
NARUTO Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is an exciting new installment to the top-rated, Wii-exclusive fighting game series. Based on the hit animated show from Viz Media, the game features more than 35 characters with the new grown-up look of the NARUTO Shippuden cast and follows the storyline of the much-loved series. The hit fighting game series delivers again with new and improved gameplay mechanics and a plethora of gameplay modes and options including for the first time, Wi-Fi multiplayer functionality. NARUTO Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is rated“T” for Teen by the ESRB for Cartoon Violence and Suggestive Themes, and will be available at retail outlets nationwide on Nov 17, 2009. To preorder your copy, please visit http://www.gamestop.com.
NARUTO Shippuden The Movie is an animated feature film adventure from VIZ Media. The new story arc is largely about growing up and as the world’s most popular ninja grows into adolescence a powerful spirit that once threatened to destroy the world is back! Naruto's mission is to protect a priestess named Shion, who is the only one with the power to seal away the monster. She also has the uncanny ability to predict someone's fate. Her latest prediction: Naruto will soon die. Naruto's only hope is to abandon Shion, but that's not Naruto's style. He decides to face her fatal prediction head-on--and die!
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About TOMY Corporation
With U.S. headquarters in Santa Ana, California, TOMY Corporation is one of the world’s oldest and most endearing entertainment 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 videogames for North America that entertain and inspire children and adults. The Consumer Software Division currently publishes for Nintendo DS™ and Wii™, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. TOMY Corporation is a subsidiary of Japan-based TOMYCompany, 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 the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine, 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.