Namco Bandai Games America Announces Storm 2

We knew it was going to happen, it was just a matter of when! Namco Bandai Games America has officially announced the arrival of Storm in Fall 2010. Press release and images included!

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Another storm is brewing as NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that it will be releasing NARUTO™ SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Based on the popular NARUTO SHIPPUDEN animated series from VIZ Media, LLC, the game will drum up a squall of new features and enhancements, an extensive character roster as well as incredible visuals that are sure to please fans and gamers alike. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 is scheduled to be released throughout North America in fall 2010.

“With NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2, we are continuing our legacy of providing the most authentic ninja action experience, for which the Ultimate Ninja series is known, and are excited to bring this larger-than-life game to both the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360,” said Todd Thorson, director of marketing and public relations with NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “This latest iteration not only improves upon the series’ signature gameplay, but further propels the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN interactive universe to greater heights with new features and unprecedented visual detail.”

Developed by CyberConnect2, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 faithfully recreates the anime series and fully immerses players in the mythical ninja world with new expansive environments, missions, battle systems and gameplay modes. Taking players through the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN story arc, daring ninja warriors must strategically recruit the right support characters to ensure victory against any and all opponents. With the winning combination, players can easily unleash bigger and more explosive Team Special Techniques to obliterate enemies who stand in the way.

With more than 40 characters to choose from, engaging in bigger and more epic cinematic boss battles has never been this intense. Players will encounter a host of Akatsuki ninja in the game and, in a shocking story twist, see Sasuke wearing Akatsuki gear. With its signature battles, interactive environments, original Japanese voiceovers and a host of unlockable items, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 is a tornado of fierce ninja action that cannot be missed.