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Calling All Ninja! New York Comic Con To Feature Hands-On Preview Of Naruto: Ninja Council 3 For Nintendo DS(TM)


LOS ANGELES - Feb. 21, 2007 - TOMY and D3Publisher of America (D3PA) announced today that attendees of New York Comic Con will be among the first in North America to get a first look at NARUTO: Ninja Council 3 for Nintendo DS, February 23-25, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th St. in New York. TOMY and D3PA will be utilizing a special two-sided Nintendo DS kiosk in two locations for fans to try the first NARUTO game for the Nintendo DS. This two-sided Nintendo DS kiosk allows up to four players to play wirelessly on each side and will be prominently featured in both the VIZ Media booth, booth 619, and at the New York Tokyo Gamers' lounge, room 1E04.

With over 60 different missions, NARUTO: Ninja Council 3, based on VIZ Media's hit anime series SHONEN JUMP NARUTO, delivers ninja action for 1-4 players and features an interchangeable attack system allowing players to select special jutsu techniques from any of the over 20 available characters. Use the DS stylus to master the jutsu and complete assigned missions as you battle your way to the top as your favorite character from the show.

About TOMY Corporation

With U.S. headquarters in Santa Ana, California, TOMY Corporation is one of the worlds' 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 the Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy® Advance and Nintendo DS. TOMY Corporation is a subsidiary of Japan-based TOMY Company, Ltd. (aka TAKARATOMY in Japan). More information is available at www.TOMY.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 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 Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro Japan), VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos, DVDs, audio soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions 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 at www.VIZ.com.

About D3Publisher of America, Inc

D3Publisher of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of D3, Inc. with headquarters in Tokyo. D3Publisher of America's strategic focus is on licensed and original titles from leading third-party developers that appeal to mass-market consumers or gaming enthusiasts. Based in Los Angeles, D3Publisher of America distributes and publishes software for personal computers and the major console platforms including Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DSÔ, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP portable entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. For additional information on D3Publisher of America and its products, visit the website at http://www.d3publisher.us


Kirk Green

Gonzo Communications

(949) 459-2165


Tamara M. Sanderson

Publicity Manager

D3Publisher of America, Inc.

(310) 231-8879


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