The second iteration of the DS Path of the Ninja series is completed and heading to stores soon.
Tomy Corporation and D3Publisher announced earlier this week that the localization of Naruto RPG 3: Reijuu vs Kinoha Shoutai has been completed, and will be released as Naruto: Path of Ninja 2 on October 14.
The RPG title follows the Naruto crew through a completely original storyline where thirty of the most powerful ninjas defend the Hidden Leaf Village. The character roster has increased since the first title and will still feature fan favorites such as Naruto, Sasuke, and Rock Lee. Players will be able to experience the brand new Ninja Tag system along with the ability to select a Squad- Leader.
Players looking to further their experience beyond the end of the game will be able to make use of the game's included Wi-Fi multiplayer modes.
Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2 will be available for the Nintendo DS in America on October 14 and is rated E10+ by the ESRB.
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LOS ANGELES - September 23, 2008
TOMY Corporation and D3Publisher, publishers of interactive entertainment software, have announced that NARUTO: Path of the Ninja 2 for the Nintendo DS™ has gone gold and will be shipping to stores on October 14th. The sequel to the only NARUTO role-playing game available in North America, Path of the Ninja 2 gives players a chance to defend the Hidden Leaf Village as 30 of the most powerful ninja in the NARUTO universe through a completely original storyline.
"There has been a huge progression between the original RPG title on the DS and Path of the Ninja 2," said Laura Yoshioka, director of consumer software at TOMY Corporation. "Between the expanded character list, the Wi-Fi battle system, and the new squad-building options, this is an adventure that should appeal to the inner ninja of players everywhere."
With 30 characters to choose from, including favorites like Naruto, Sasuke, and Rock Lee, plus an all-new Squad Leader and Ninja Tag systems, there have never been more ways to create the perfect ninja squad. The improved and intuitive battle system will make it easy for even the newest fighters to get into the combat, using the Touch Screen to unleash devastating melee and jutsu attacks, while the Wi-Fi multiplayer feature will offer aspiring ninja the chance to take on challengers from around the world. Based on VIZ Media’s hit animated series, NARUTO: Path of the Ninja 2 is scheduled to ship to retail stores on October 14th, and is rated "E10+" (everyone 10 and older).