Game Name: Naruto: Path of the Ninja
Official Website: http://www.naruto.viz.com
Platform: Nintendo DS
Publisher(s): TOMY Corporation
Developer(s): TOMY Corporation
Release Date: Available Now: Oct 23, 2007
Naruto: Path of the Ninja for Nintendo DS will allow players to explore the Village Hidden in the
Naruto: Path of the Ninja for Nintendo DS will allow players to explore the Village Hidden in the Leaves and the world of Naruto as they roam across forests, fields, rivers and mountains.
The anime phenomenon known as Naruto will make his triumphant return to the DS. But unlike his last DS appearance in Naruto: Ninja Council 3, Naruto: Path of the Ninja isn't a wild free-for-all brawler. It's a Naruto RPG, a North American first for the handheld console. Path of the Ninja is a heavily modified port of the first game in the Japanese Naruto RPG Game Boy Advance series, Uketsugareshi Hi no Ishi, and developer Tose Software is doing everything short of rewriting the code from scratch to help make the GBA original feel as much like a DS game as possible.
For starters, Path of the Ninja makes good use of the DS' dual screens, displaying the action on the bottom screen and keeping the characters' stats open on the top screen at all times. It also displays the game at a larger aspect ratio than the GBA original, expanding it to fill the DS screens without resorting to cheap and dirty tricks like stretching the display or letterboxing.
Following the story line from the Cartoon Network television show, Naruto: Path of the Ninja for Nintendo DS will allow you to explore the Village Hidden in the Leaves and the world of Naruto as they roam across forests, fields, rivers and mountains. Along the way you will encounter bosses and enemies that you must use your special techniques to defeat. Each of the 6 playable characters will possess a unique time-based combat system and you will train your Ninja team to learn more than 90 different Jutsu techniques.
The Naruto RPG games have earned high praise in Japan, and considering how healthy a fan base Naruto has in North America, it's likely hat Path of the Ninja will enjoy similar success stateside.
* 6 playable characters
* Encounter all your favorite ninjas from the TV show
* Unique time-based combat system emphasizing tactics and strategy
* Original game for North America, never seen before here or in Japan
* Touch-screen action mini-games for added replay value