LOS ANGELES - July 1, 2009 - Consumer software and entertainment company TOMY Corporation announced today that it will offer fans the first opportunity to play its upcoming video games based on the popular NARUTO™ Shippuden animated series. The soon-to-be-released fighting games, NARUTO™ Shippuden: Clash of Ninja® Revolution 3 for Wii™ and NARUTO™ Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 for Nintendo DS™, will be playable at booth #103 at the 2009 Anime Expo in the Los Angeles Convention Center July 2-5.
TOMY Corporation will also be showcasing its latest released titles, including PANGYA™: Fantasy Golf for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and NARUTO Shippuden: Ninja Council 4 for Nintendo DS™. As an added bonus, players who demo Pangya: Fantasy Golf for PSP will receive an exclusive Pangya collectable golf ball while supplies last.
"TOMY is pleased to make its debut at Anime Expo this year and offer fans an exclusive first chance to play our premier NARUTO fighting game titles for the Nintendo platforms," said Mark Shinohara, COO and EVP of TOMY Corporation. "We are excited to see fan reactions and responses to our two new NARUTO Shippuden titles, as well as providing Anime Expo attendees with an exciting lineup of game demonstrations spanning multiple genres and platforms."
NARUTO Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is an exciting new fighting game based on the hit NARUTO Shippuden animated series from VIZ Media. Exclusively for Wii, the 3D fighting game features new and improved gameplay mechanics, a plethora of gameplay modes, and for the first time, Wi-Fi multiplayer capabilities. The game follows the storyline of NARUTO Shippuden and features more than 30 characters who have been upgraded with new looks and character-specific jutsu moves. The game offers more than 40 3D environments to choose from, including nine completely new stages. NARUTO Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is scheduled to release in fall 2009.
Also scheduled for release in fall 2009, NARUTO Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 features fast-paced NARUTO Shippuden 3D fighting action with the addition of an all-new Quest Mode, 34 playable characters with special jutsu moves, and an all-new storyline covering more of the Shippuden story arc than any other NARUTO game. The title also features wireless multiplayer gameplay, offering NARUTO fans and newcomers to the series a competitive 3D fighting game on Nintendo DS. NARUTO Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 is rated T by the ESRB.
Now available exclusively for the PSP system, PANGYA™: Fantasy Golf lets players practice and perfect their swing on the nine fantasy fairways of Pangya Island. Combining golf gameplay, endless customization options and a slew of unique characters set in beautiful environments, PANGYA: Fantasy Golf boasts an original storyline with new, exclusive features for the PSP system. Players can visit the in-game Pangya Shop to customize as many as 18 playable characters and their golf equipment with thousands of unlockable accessories, outfits, gear and power items in order to improve their golfer's stats and land that hole-in-one. Rated E10+ by the ESRB, PANGYA: Fantasy Golf is now available for $29.99.
Now available in stores nationwide, NARUTO Shippuden: Ninja Council 4 exclusively for Nintendo DS introduces players to action-packed ninja adventures with wireless multiplayer battles for up to four players. Gamers follow an older and more powerful Naruto and his friends on the quest to rescue Gaara from the sinister Akatsuki organization in all-new, action-packed adventures. As the storyline advances and unfolds, players are able to choose their allies and form a three-man squad with special jutsu techniques to ward off looming danger. Aspiring ninja can also track down enemies through several tough platform levels and explore previously unreachable areas. Dedicated franchise fans and new NARUTO fans alike can experience fierce ninja battles by utilizing the touch screen to unleash their unique jutsu attacks. NARUTO Shippuden: Ninja Council 4 is rated E10+ by the ERSB and is now available for $29.99.
For more information on NARUTO and for free streaming episodes of NARUTO Shippuden animated series, please visit www.Naruto.com.
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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 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 Ntreev Soft
Ntreev Soft is an international video game developer with various production teams in South Korea. Placing emphasis on quality games developed in-house, they have produced worldwide hits such as PANGYA and Trickster. Ntreev Soft develops software for all gaming platforms and has their titles published in more than 40 countries worldwide. For more information about Ntreev Soft, please visit: http://www.ntreev.com/en.
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