New Naruto Games Detailed at Jump Festa
PS3 and Xbox 360 Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 set for Fall.
V Jump got the scoops on the new Naruto games in its latest issue. The print reveal (which, as always, leaked out a few days in advance) was followed by a formal announcement by Namco Bandai at the weekend's Jump Festa event.
As reported at Impress Watch, Namco Bandai held a "Naruto Shippuden New Project Announcement" stage at the event. Producer Yusuke Sasaki took the stage to detail two upcoming Naruto games.
PSP will be getting Naruto Shippuden Kizuna Drive. The genre for this game is "Four Man Cell Action." Yes, this is the latest four player cooperative PSP game (the system has plenty of examples of this type of game following Monster Hunter's success). Players work through missions together, making use of franchise cast members who have been split into four types: attack type, recovery type, support type, and general type.
Kizuna Drive will feature a theme song titled "Life Goes On," performed by Naruto voice actress Junko Takeuchi. The Impress article has some shots of Takeuchi performing the song at Jump.
As for the PS3 and Xbox 360 Naruto game, Narutimate Storm 2 (this will presumably translate to Ultimate Ninja Storm outside of Japan), the stage offered no new details on the game itself, aside from what leaked from V Jump earlier in the week. Sasaki did share a Fall time frame for the game, something that was missing in the Jump story.