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TOMY and D3Publisher of America Bring Intense 3D Ninja Combat to Nintendo DS in Naruto: Ninja Destiny

Chakra-filled Battles Explode onto Two Screens with Innovative New Gameplay
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> LOS ANGELES - January 10th, 2008 - TOMY Corporation and D3Publisher of
> America, Inc. (D3PA), publishers of interactive entertainment software, today
> announced the upcoming release of NARUTO(TM): Ninja Destiny, the first-ever
> head-to-head 3D NARUTO fighting game for the Nintendo DS(TM) handheld system.
> Based on VIZ Media's hit animated TV series NARUTO, NARUTO: Ninja Destiny
> will pit characters from the hit NARUTO series against each other in
> high-energy combat. Players will use both screens for innovative, unique
> gameplay featuring trademark ninja moves and the cinematic special techniques
> of the NARUTO world. NARUTO: Ninja Destiny is scheduled to ship in February
> 2008.
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> "We've listened to the fans and made a slew of improvements to the Japanese
> original, including a much faster frame rate, additional characters, and
> never-before-seen content," said Laura Yoshioka, director, consumer software
> of TOMY Corporation. "Through the innovative use of the dual displays and
> touch screens, NARUTO: Ninja Destiny will bring the series' iconic battles to
> players in a way that is only possible on the DS."
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> Players will soon be able to take their ninja battles on the road with
> NARUTO: Ninja Destiny, the first 3D head-to-head NARUTO fighter for the
> Nintendo DS. Any aspiring ninja can unleash powerful jutsu and take advantage
> of items to brawl his way to victory against 16 different characters.
> Dual-screen combat will allow fierce battles to unfold on the top screen
> while power-ups can be strategically unleashed on the touch screen for fast,
> frenetic action. Core fighting game fans and casual gamers alike will find
> plenty to enjoy, thanks to a combo move system that is both intuitive to pick
> up and challenging to master. Featuring scenes, characters, and storylines
> from up to the 140th episode of the hit animated television series currently
> airing on Cartoon Network, NARUTO: Ninja Destiny offers an intense
> single-player story and versus mode, along with wireless multiplayer combat.
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> For more information on NARUTO please visit www.naruto.com. For more
> information on NARUTO: Ninja Destiny, please visit
> www.NarutoNintendoGames.com.
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> About TOMY Corporation
> With U.S. headquarters in Santa Ana, California, TOMY Corporation is one of
> the world's oldest and most endearing toy 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 toys,
> videogames and merchandise for North America that entertain and inspire
> children and adults. The Consumer Software Division currently publishes for
> the Nintendo GameCube(TM), Game Boy(R) Advance, Nintendo DS(TM) and Wii(TM)
> home video game system. TOMY Corporation is a subsidiary of Japan-based TOMY
> Company, Ltd. (aka TAKARATOMY in Japan). More information is available at
> www.TOMY-USA.com.
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> 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 is a global licensor of
> Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line,
> including magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels,
> videos, DVDs, and 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 at www.VIZ.com.
>
> About D3Publisher of America, Inc
> D3Publisher of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of D3, Inc. with headquarters in
> Tokyo, Japan. D3Publisher of America's strategic focus is on licensed and
> original titles from leading third-party developers that appeal to
> mass-market consumers or gaming enthusiasts. Based in Los Angeles,
> D3Publisher of America distributes and publishes software for personal
> computers, major console platforms, and handheld systems, including Wii(TM),
> Nintendo GameCube(TM), Nintendo DS(TM), Game Boy(R) Advance, PlayStation(R)
> game console, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, PLAYSTATION(R)3
> computer entertainment system, PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system, the
> Xbox(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the Xbox
> 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. For additional
> information on D3Publisher of America and its products, visit the website at
> http://www.d3publisher.us.

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