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Atlus - NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Shinobi Rumble

DS fighting game to get a North American release in February courtesy of Atlus.


IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- NOVEMBER 2, 2010 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it has reached agreement with Tomy Corp., a licensee of Nintendo platforms in the U.S., Canada, Latin and South America, and with VIZ Media, LLC for the North American distribution of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™: Shinobi Rumble for Nintendo DS™.   

NARUTO superstars collide in the series' most over-the-top handheld fighting game yet!  Fight as Naruto, Sasuke, and your other favorite characters using an exciting, easy-to-learn battle system full of acrobatics and ground-shaking combos. In addition to a personal story mode for each of the game's 16 fighters, nearly two dozen overarching story fights, an assortment of secret missions, and a wealth of unlockable content offer tremendous variety, replay value, and fun!  The ultimate portable NARUTO fighting game has arrived!

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Shinobi Rumble for Nintendo DS ( www.atlus.com/narutosr) is set to release on February 8, 2011. 

Fans looking for more NARUTO adventures can also check out NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™: Dragon Blade Chronicles for Wii ( www.atlus.com/narutodbc) and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™: Naruto vs. Sasuke for Nintendo DS ( www.atlus.com/narutonvs), both set to release on November 16, 2010.  Certain retailers are offering special bundles, pre-order bonus items, and gifts-with-purchase for the games, making them perfect gifts for the holiday season! 


For more information on NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, and to view subtitled uncut episodes (rated T+ for Older Teens), please visit the official website at www.Naruto.com. The TV version of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN can be viewed on Disney XD every Wednesday (rated TV-PG). Uncut episodes can be viewed on www.VIZAnime.com and Hulu, and dubbed downloadable episodes are also available on iTunes, PlayStation® Network, Xbox LIVE, and Amazon Video On Demand.  

About NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Shinobi Rumble (Nintendo DS)

With smooth controls, devastating combos, and numerous special abilities, Shinobi Rumble lets you fight your foes in the air or on the ground. How long can you juggle your enemy with your attacks?  Tackle a 21-chapter narrative or choose one of 16 fighters--including favorites like Naruto and Sasuke--and guide them through their own stories and an assortment of secret missions. With each victory, unlock new characters, stages, and Secret Techniques!  Compete against your friends in Wireless Battle mode for up to four players (local wireless, multi-card only).

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Shinobi Rumble has been rated "T" for Teen with Cartoon Violence, Mild Blood, Mild Language, and Mild Suggestive Themes by the ESRB.


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 website at http://www.VIZ.com.  

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 http://www.TOMY-USA.com.   

About Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

Located in Irvine, California and founded in 1991, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. is renowned for its proud tradition of publishing exceptional role-playing games with strong niche appeal.  The Atlus library of critically acclaimed video games includes Demon's Souls, 3D Dot Game Heroes, the Trauma Center series, and the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei series. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com.  For breaking news, special promotions, insider info, and more, visit http://www.atlus.com/faithful to join the ranks of the Atlus Faithful!

©2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO / ©2007 SHIPPUDEN All rights reserved. SHONEN JUMP, NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN are trademarks of Shueisha, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. This product is distributed and sold in North, South and Central American territories under license from VIZ Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Game and Software © TOMY. Exclusively distributed by Atlus U.S.A., Inc.  All Rights Reserved. TOMY and its logo are trademarks of TOMY Company, Ltd. VIZ Media and its logo are trademarks of VIZ Media, LLC. Wii and the Wii logo are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo.  Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2004 Nintendo. The ratings icon is a registered trademark of the Entertainment Software Association.


Aram Jabbari

Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

(949) 788-0455 x102



Crystal Murray

Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

(949) 788-0455 x128



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