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Namco Bandai Shows Off 'Naruto' Games At Movie Premiere

by Rainier on June 4, 2007 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT

To coincide with the theatrical release of Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow, from VIZ Media LLC, Namco Bandai announced that a sneak-peak of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 and Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2, both for the PS2, will be unveiled at select theaters across the country on June 6.
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Gamers and fans of the videogame franchise in the top 10 media markets will have the exclusive opportunity to experience first hand NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja 2 and NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 before their much anticipated North American release. Theaters participating in the exclusive engagement on June 6, 2007 are:

  • Downtown Disney 12 – Anaheim, CA
  • Bay Street 16 – Emeryville, CA
  • Horton Plaza – San Diego, CA
  • Pavillions 15 – Denver, CO
  • Atlantic station – Atlanta, GA
  • River East 21 - Chicago, IL
  • Brooklyn Center 20 – Minneapolis, MN
  • Empire 25 – Times Square, NY
  • Willowbrook 24 - Houston, TX
  • Fredericksburg 15 – Fredericksburg, VA

NARUTO THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW is a theatrical side story based on the continuity of the popular animated TV series and was a box office hit upon its initial release in Japan. In the movie, Naruto and his team are sent on a mission to guard Yukie Fujikaze, a popular actress starring in the hit movie “The Adventures of Princess Gale.” The crew is heading toward the Land of Snow, a land forever covered in snow, to shoot the final scenes of the film. When Yukie refuses to go and escapes from the set, she is brought back by force by Naruto and his teammates. But little do they know there are three rogue Snow Ninja lying in wait with a sinister purpose that forces Yukie to make a crucial decision and face her hidden past.

In NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja 2, Naruto returns with relentless dedication to become Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village. Fans will experience hours of intense combat with the ability to play as one of more than 30 popular ninja from the series including Kakashi, Sasuke, Rock Lee, Gaara, Third Hokage and with over 60 challenging missions to complete. Participate in the series’ most pivotal moments such as Naruto’s showdown against Gaara, or unlock an original storyline, The Gedo Mark, in Ultimate Road mode. Customize characters’ strength, chakra, and special abilities to unleash powerful attacks during head-to-head battles, and sharpen fighting techniques in Iruka's Training mode. Players will be able to unlock new characters, movies, music, and more as they rise in rank on their quest to become the ultimate ninja. NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja 2 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and will be available on June 12.

Boasting an exciting new storyline, extensive multi-player cooperative game play, multi-player versus battles, and a largely expanded array of playable characters, NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 builds upon the success of its prequel to deliver an original adventure with much more advanced action adventure gameplay. Naruto and his allies will face different challenges as they try to unravel the mystery of the Shirogane Clan and their nefarious army of “puppet walkers.” Players can expect action-packed ninjutsu missions as well as explore intriguing locations beautifully rendered in 3D anime style. NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 is set to be released in September 2007.

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