LOS ANGELES - October 10, 2008
TOMY Corporation and D3Publisher (D3P), publishers of interactive entertainment software, would like to wish Naruto a happy birthday! Celebrities who share the orange-clad ninja's birth date include composer Giuseppe Verdi, singer David Lee Roth, and actor Mario Lopez. Thanks to inside sources, the publishers have exclusive info on how the young ninja will spend his special day. The Hokage-in-training plans to sleep in, dabble in a bit of late-afternoon jutsu practice, and indulge in a few good pranks. He will then top it off with an all-out birthday extravaganza at the local ramen shop.
To add to the festivities, TOMY Corporation and D3Publisher have released gameplay footage and art from the upcoming NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 for Nintendo Wii™. NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 is the only four-player fighting game featuring the birthday guy that will offer new gameplay modes, improved fighting mechanics, and an original storyline created just for North America.
Featuring 35 playable characters, including the mysterious covert ops team called the Anbu, NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 will ship to stores on October 21st.
New assets for NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 are available for download 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 stagesand four-player multiplayer battles, along with gameplay modes and characters not yet seen in the Clash of Ninja series.
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.
D3Publisher, a subsidiary of D3, Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment publisher and distributor for licensed and original titles for personal computers, major console platforms and handheld systems. D3Publisher has operations in the U.S., U.K., and Japan. The company also owns development studio Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., and its technology platform, Vicious Engine. Recent releases have included Dark Sector®, Dead Head Fred®, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords®, and Ben 10™: Protector of Earth. For more information about D3Publisher, please visit: www.d3publisher.com.
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