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Naruto video games invade the holiday season


10:00 AM on 08.26.2010
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I could be wrong here, but it seems Naruto is the only successful video game franchise based on an anime that I can think of that still gets major attention. It seems that train isn't slowing down anytime soon as Atlus USA recently announced that they have reached an agreement with Tomy Corp. to release two Naruto games in the US, which will be coming with special bundles and bonus items. For me, personally, these games are hit and miss but don't ask Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Atlus, Tim Pivnicny, what he thinks. His quote is obviously over-selling it a bit but he went on record saying, "We're sure fans will have Naruto Shippuden on their holiday wish lists."

Bold statement indeed. Hopefully his statement is backed by strong sale numbers so more anime can acquire video game licensing. Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles for Wii and Naruto Shippuden: Naruto vs. Sasuke for Nintendo DS will both be available on November 16, 2010 and are rated E10+. The game for Nintendo Wii follows Naruto, who will have to save the world by gathering rare elemental orbs hidden across the land and using them to enhance his Dragon Blade with new powers. Naruto vs. Sasuke for the DS, tells the story of the obvious throw down between the two as reflected in the Anime's story arc.

Last, but not least, the bonus I mentioned earlier include GameStop's Naruto baseball cap bonus or Amazon's Naruto figurine offer. So, if this interests you at all, I encourage you to pre-order as soon as you can!






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