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Unemployed Ninja to Return to the DS This Summer

by Nick DiMola - April 17, 2008, 9:48 am EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

Izuna is back for more dungeon crawling with a new TAG team system

Atlus announced today that Izuna, the Unemployed Ninja would be making a return to the DS for another RPG dungeon crawling experience. Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns will offer more depth, options and content than its predecessor while maintaining the same character found in the original title. Amongst these new features is the TAG team system that will allow the player to bring any two party members into dungeons for greater combat strategy.

Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns will be available in stores July 22.


Romp Some Dungeons with the Cutest Ninja-for-Hire Around

IRVINE, California - April 16, 2008 - Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns for Nintendo DS™, starring everyone's favorite careless, jobless, and penniless female protagonist with a love for dungeon crawls. Combining zany characters and hilarious dialogue with hardcore dungeon RPG gameplay, Izuna 2 stands out from the crowd with its unique and memorable RPG experience. This sequel offers more game content, combat options, and RPG depth. Also, the lead character's a sexy, self-absorbed ninja.

Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns is currently scheduled to release on July 22.

Key Features:

- Play hardcore with Izuna - Get in the action by combining down-and-dirty old-school dungeon RPG play with the cutest girl ninja ever, for a "stimulating" RPG experience.

- TAG team system - Take any two party members into a dungeon for a greater range of combat strategy. Combine power to unleash fierce TAG attacks.

- More Izuna than ever before - Get everything that made the original game a fan favorite, plus more! This bigger, better package includes more dungeons, items, enemies, characters, as well as a wacky new story, side quests, and TAG team system.

Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns has been rated "T" for Teen with Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes by the ESRB.

About Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns

Izuna and her gang are back - and just in time for a wedding! Lured by the promise of free food (Why else would Izuna attend?), the festive event becomes a puzzling mystery when Izuna's sidekick Shino suddenly disappears, off in search of her long-lost sister. And making matters worse, the foreign gods have also arrived on Japanese soil, and they aren't very happy with the meddlesome, unemployed ninja. With disgruntled deities on the warpath, a sidekick to track down, and a missing sister out in the wild, it could all shape up to be one of Izuna's more exciting adventures. Sounds like a lot of work for a girl out of a job!


I'm quite pleased that this game is getting a sequel. Honestly when I saw Atlus brining the first Izuna and Etrian Odyssey to the states, I was very skeptical about the level of commercial success they could achieve despite the evident amount of passion put into them. For both of the games to have sequels makes me quite pleased!

The only thing that could make me more pleased is Wii iterations of the franchise...

NinGurl69 *hugglesApril 17, 2008

Naughty Ninjas


Infernal MonkeyApril 17, 2008

If only this wasn't a dungeon crawler thing. The dialogue looks pretty funny. :(

Fun fact: Australia gets the first Izuna in June, $65 US.

oohhboyHong Hang Ho, Staff AlumnusApril 18, 2008

What?!? We have had Izuna here in NZ for ages. Although it might not have been an official release as some retailers here have increasingly started to do their own thing by bring in American imports.

With the exchange rate as is, everything here is "Over-priced".

I was going to buy the first Izuna, but looks like I should just wait for the sequel. Actually, I should clear the backlog first...

KDR_11kApril 20, 2008

From what I read the first was a lower-average crawler and there are much better crawlers around.

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