We reported a few days ago TOMY has two Naruto games up their sleeves. Well, an official press release confirms Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles and Naruto Shippuden: Naruto vs Sasuke will be hitting retailers this year! The games will not, however not be distributed by TOMY – video game publisher Atlus will be assuming this exciting task!
Below is the official press release by Atlus.
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced that they have reached agreement of distribution with Tomy Corp., the licensee of Nintendo platforms in US, Canada, Latin and South America from VIZ Media for NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Dragon Blade Chronicles for Wii and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Naruto vs. Sasuke for Nintendo DS. These two chapters in the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN franchise, based on the extremely popular anime series, are currently scheduled for release on November 16, 2010. Over the next few weeks certain retailers will offer special bundles, pre-order bonus items, and gifts-with-purchase for the games, making them perfect gifts for the holiday season.
“We’re very excited to work with Tomy Corp. and VIZ Media to present two new NARUTO SHIPPUDEN games to fans across North America,” said Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Atlus. “We’re sure fans will have NARUTO SHIPPUDEN on their holiday wish lists as they do every year, and we’re happy to bring them not only the games but also exciting bonus offers at retailers such as Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Best Buy, EB Games Canada, GameStop, and Toys ‘R’ Us.”
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Dragon Blade Chronicles for Wii (www.atlus.com/narutodbc) and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Naruto vs. Sasuke for Nintendo DS (www.atlus.com/narutonvs) are set to release on November 16, 2010. Fans can also look forward to more NARUTO SHIPPUDEN adventures on Nintendo DS in early 2011.
For more information on NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, and to view subtitled uncut episodes (rated T+ for Older Teens), please visit the official website at http://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 http://www.VIZAnime.com and Hulu, and dubbed downloadable episodes are also available on iTunes, PlayStation? Network, Xbox LIVE, and Amazon Video On Demand. More information on the ratings may be found at http://ratings.viz.com.
About NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Dragon Blade Chronicles (Wii)
Take control of both Naruto and Sasuke as they go their own ways to seek out the mysteries and power behind Genryu, the mighty Elemental Dragons, in an all-new epic adventure. The world is in danger and only the power of the legendary Dragon Blade and rare elemental orbs hidden across the land can save it. As Naruto, you will use special orbs collected from the powerful Genryu to enhance your Dragon Blade with new powers, acquire new skills by finding and equipping dozens of Ninja Scrolls hidden throughout the world, and take on gigantic dragons in incredible boss battles! With two superstars in one game, you won’t want to miss this amazing adventure! NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Dragon Blade Chronicles has been rated “E10+” (Everyone 10 and older) with cartoon violence and language by the ESRB.
About NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Naruto vs. Sasuke (Nintendo DS)
Experience first-hand one of the most popular storylines from the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN arc as Naruto and Sasuke face off amidst a backdrop laced with intrigue and subterfuge! Discover, recruit, and swap fighters into your team to meet the needs of any given situation. Compete against your friends in Wireless Battle Mode for up to four players, or play cooperatively in the new Boss Rush Mode (local wireless only). Take part in thrilling battles and exciting mysteries, all leading up to the epic showdown between Naruto and Sasuke! NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Naruto vs. Sasuke has been rated “E10+” (Everyone 10 and older) with cartoon violence, 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 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!