Namco Bandai Games' Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles Coming To Europe
Action Adventure Title Based on the Global Hit Anime Scheduled for May 2007 Launch on PlayStation 2
LYON, FRANCE - 21 February 2007 - Atari today announced the forthcoming European release of NAMCO BANDAI Games' Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles for PlayStation®2. Based on the hit animated TV series, Naruto, this action adventure lets players take the role of Naruto himself, the aspiring ninja with the power of the Nine-Tailed Fox Spirit sleeping deep within. Set in a vividly rendered 3D environment, gamers can play through the story-driven missions to save the Hidden Leaf Village from the threat of evil and fulfill Naruto's dream of becoming the Hokage (leader).
Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles introduces a lush 3D world that will test the player's Ninjutsu skills as Naruto, the feisty orphan who wants to become the most respected and admired ninja of all time. A brand new story drives the missions as players experience the trials and tribulations of a ninja-in-training - fierce competition from fellow students and constant challenges from their teachers. Players can and face-off against multiple enemies using either close combat moves or long-range weapons like shurikens and explosive cards, while familiar characters like Kakashi, Sasuke and Neji can swoop in for assistance. Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles offers plenty to satisfy any aspiring ninja with mini-games, collectable status-boosting chips and plates to customize all aspects of Naruto's abilities, and lethal attacks taken straight from the popular anime series.
First introduced into the Japan's weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1999, Naruto - created by the revered Masashi Kishimoto - quickly became Japan's most popular ninja manga. In 2000, Naruto was expanded into a series of graphic novels with more than 65 million copies sold in Japan.
Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles for PlayStation 2 is published by NAMCO BANDAI Games, distributed in Europe by Atari, and scheduled for European release in May 2007.
About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe SAS
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe is one of the companies comprising the newly formed BANDAI NAMCO Group, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. On 29th September, 2005, BANDAI Co., Ltd and NAMCO LIMITED implemented a management integration to compete more effectively on the global stage in the fast-changing entertainment industry and deliver future growth. The resulting BANDAI NAMCO Group is a global entertainment operation involved in business fields ranging from toys, video game software and visual software to amusement machines & facilities and network content.
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The Atari Group is a major international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and in all existing game formats (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony) and on CD-ROM for PC. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries.
The Atari Group's extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Test Drive, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.).
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