LOS ANGELES – FEBRUARY 15, 2008 – TOMY Corporation and D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA), publishers of interactive entertainment software, announced that they have completed development on NARUTOTM: Ninja Destiny for the Nintendo DSTM handheld system. Featuring scenes, characters, and storylines from up to the 140th episode of VIZ Media’s hit animated TV series NARUTO, NARUTO: Ninja Destiny brings incredible 3D ninja combat to the DS for the very first time. Easy to play and difficult to master, NARUTO: Ninja Destiny is expected ship to retail stores nationwide on February 26, 2008.
Players can soon take their ninja battles on the road with NARUTO: Ninja Destiny, the first 3D head-to-head NARUTO fighter for the Nintendo DS. Any aspiring ninja can unleash powerful jutsu and take advantage of items to brawl his way to victory against 16 different characters. Dual-screen combat will allow fierce battles to unfold on the top screen while special power-ups can be strategically unleashed on the touch screen for fast, frenetic action. Core fighting game fans and casual gamers alike will find plenty to enjoy, thanks to a combo move system that is both intuitive to pick up and challenging to master. With new characters, stages, and a much-improved frame rate, NARUTO: Ninja Destiny offers new content over the original Japanese version while offering a slew of popular gameplay options like the intense single-player story mode, versus mode, and wireless two-player battles.