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Namco Bandai's Most Renowned Ninja Returns to the Playstation(R)2 in Naruto(TM): Uzumaki Chronicles(TM) 2

Become a Valiant Hero in This Fierce and Addicting Sequel
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> SANTA CLARA, Calif., (April 18, 2007) - The battle continues as leading video
> games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today
> that its popular ninja combat franchise will return to the PlayStation(R)2
> computer entertainment system in NARUTO(TM): Uzumaki Chronicles(TM) 2.
> Boasting an exciting new storyline, multi-player battles, and an additional
> array of playable characters, NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 follows the
> success of its prequel to deliver an original adventure with intense combat.
> Based on the hit animated TV series SHONEN JUMP(TM) NARUTO(TM), from VIZ
> Media, players can expect fierce ninjutsu action with challenging missions
> set in a picturesque anime-style 3D world. NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 is
> set to be released in late-summer 2007.
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> "In response to the overwhelming success, we felt compelled to give fans a
> superior sequel to NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles by digging deeper into the
> series; allowing gamers to become further engulfed into the ninja lifestyle,"
> said Makoto Iwai, Executive Vice President and COO at NAMCO BANDAI Games
> America Inc, "NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 will deliver the excitement of
> ninja combat on a massive scale while remaining true to the unique
> franchise."
>
> A brand new tale arrives as Naruto faces different challenges to defend the
> Hidden Leaf Village and surrounding villages from the evil force trying to
> dominate it. An ancient organization, which was thought to have been
> disbanded, is alive and in search of orbs to resurrect a mechanical terror.
> It's now up to Naruto and all of the Hidden Leaf Genin to join forces with
> those of the Hidden Sand Village to stop this menace.
>
> NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 far exceeds its predecessor with features
> including:
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> - New Original Adventure - Explore the Naruto world with a brand new story
> line that can only be experienced through NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2
> - Multiplayer Co-op and Vs Battles - During the game, a second player is able
> to join in on the action for a simultaneous two-player adventure! Or, fight
> head-to-head with a friend and battle it out for the title of Hokage.
> - Multiple Modes of Play - Additional gameplay modes further enhance the
> Naruto experience:
> - Story Mode - Play alone or with a friend and traverse a lush, 3-D
> anime-style world in which Naruto and his friends work together to unravel
> the mystery of the Shirogane Clan and their nefarious army of "puppet
> walkers." Hone your skills to become the ultimate warrior and unlock a
> secret chapter of the story.
> - Mission Mode - Take on a series of challenging side missions.
> - Survival Mode - Test your skills to become the ultimate warrior and unlock
> a secret mission.
> - Multiple Playable Characters - Choose your favorite ninja, including
> Naruto, Shikamaru, Rock Lee, Kakashi, Guy, Sasuke, or Choji, to complete
> story-driven missions and intense challenges.
> - Character Customization - Prove yourself in battle and earn money to create
> the ultimate warrior using Chips and Plates that can customize your
> character's speed, strength, stamina and even special moves.
> - Lethal Attacks and Weapons - Harness the power of Rasengan, Lightning
> Blade, Sand Coffin, and other moves, straight from the series!

> 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
> 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 web site at www.VIZ.com.
>
> About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
> NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment
> software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a
> part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing
> many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN(R),
> SOULCALIBUR(R), Naruto(TM) and Tekken(R) brands. For more information about
> NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto
> www.namcobandaigames.com.
>
> NARUTO (c) 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO Program (c) 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
> Uzumaki Chronicles is a trademark of NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. NAMCO
> BANDAI Games logo is a trademark of NAMCO BANDAI. Published and distributed
> by NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
>
> Press Release (c) 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

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