Nintendo DS News | Naruto: Ninja Council 3 Announced

By Adam Riley 03.01.2007 6

Today TOMY Corporation and D3Publisher of America, Inc. have officially announced NARUTO: Ninja Council 3 is heading over to the US on the Nintendo DS sometime in Spring 2007. The game is based on episodes from VIZ Media's hit anime series SHONEN JUMP NARUTO and will feature mission-based gameplay for up to four players. The ninja action game utilises an interchangeable attack system allowing players to combine attack techniques from all available characters in the mission to increase their chance of success.

Mark Shinohara, executive vice president of TOMY Corporation, had this to say:

"In 2006, NARUTO was a significant brand for TOMY and our expectation for 2007 is that we will continue to grow the brand with NARUTO: Ninja Council 3 and other titles for Nintendo systems. TOMY is very proud to bring the action, characters and story of NARUTO to the Nintendo DS."

Whilst Careen Yapp, vice president of licensing and business development, D3PA, went on to state:

"The new interchangeable attack system and the ability to choose from over 20 playable characters are a first in hand-held NARUTO games. We feel very strongly that this game will appeal to both the fans of NARUTO and DS gamers that enjoy action games."

Using the new interchangeable attack system, players select a main character to complete the mission and then customise their attack scheme by selecting special techniques from other available characters - increasing their chance of success by combining the best techniques for the mission. Players can activate special attacks using the Nintendo DS stylus on the touch screen or by blowing into the microphone.

In NARUTO: Ninja Council 3, players will have to protect, defend or defeat as they train hard to perfect their skills in order to progress through the ranks in over 40 missions ranging in difficulty from moderate to challenging. Up to four players (wireless) can choose from over 20 different characters with four different playing modes including Timed Mode, Scroll Collection Mode and Head-to-Head Versus Mode.

Expect more details as they come in here on Cubed3...

Box art for Naruto: Ninja Council - European Version
Also known as

Naruto: Ninja Council 3

Developer

Tomy

Publisher

Tomy

Genre

Brawler

Players

4

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  n/a

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (1 Votes)

European release date Out now   North America release date Out now   Japan release date Out now   Australian release date TBA   

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Naruto, never played it is it any good Smilie

What genre is it Smilie


Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he [Richard Ashcroft] promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clichť. They were the statement and the definition."

Hulkamania said:
Naruto, never played it is it any good SmilieWhat genre is it Smilie

Fighting

and its pretty good (My friend was addicted to clash of ninja 2 for GC)

Avoid Games Like the Plague, productivity++

ZeroSimon said:
Hulkamania said:Naruto, never played it is it any good SmilieWhat genre is it Smilie
Fightingand its pretty good (My friend was addicted to clash of ninja 2 for GC)

I heard that GameCube versions of Naruto were great, the only third party to sell 1m units for the GAmeCube in Japan and the Cube only managed like 3.8m sales in Japan, very impressive.


Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he [Richard Ashcroft] promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clichť. They were the statement and the definition."

But I have the famitsu review for the latest Naruto DS game and it only got 26/40.

Apparently the graphics are good (3D) but its too easy and really short.

Avoid Games Like the Plague, productivity++

I love Naruto. Just a quick point, anyone who has watched the English version and hated it, try the Japanese version with subtitles. It is just so much better. None of those whiney voices. Smilie

That news about Naruto on the GC was that all four versions together sold over a million...not just one version alone Smilie

As for this game, I didn't actually realise it was the recently released 3D fighter that came out in Japan. Damn, it's meant to be bad then...(as ZeroSimon says).

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

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