Tomy Reveals New Characters and Moves for Naruto Wii Game (Press Release)

Tomy Reveals New Characters and Moves for Naruto Wii Game (Press Release)


TOMY Corporation today released all-new gameplay footage revealing the four latest characters activating their special jutsu moves in the highly anticipated Wii fighting game NARUTO Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3. The never-before-seen footage highlights the special fighting moves of Kurenai, Hinata, Kiba and Shino, four characters taken directly from the popular Naruto manga. Exclusive for Nintendo Wii and available November 17, the classic 3D fighting game features new and improved gameplay mechanics, more than 35 playable characters, multiple gameplay modes, and for the first time, Wi-Fi multiplayer functionality. A brief profile of each new character is included below:
Kurenai is a genjutsu user and a tricky opponent. Her down strong attack is useful because it creates a cloud that “crumples” the opponent, leaving them unable to block during a combo attack. Her back strong attack can also be used as an automatic teleport to the backside of the enemy. Even trickier, if she finds her opponent is expecting the teleport, Kurenai can hold the strong attack to expend extra chakra to remain hidden until strong attack is released.

Hinata specializes in the gentle fist style much like Neji but is not as fast of a fighter. Her combo strings can become very long if Hinata can successfully combo cancel at the right moments. She also has a handy jump attack that propels her horizontally while jumping which adds an element of surprise in an aerial attack and allows her to move about the map unexpectedly.

Kiba is an energetic character with great speed. His summersault attacks can have tremendous start up speed and vault him toward the enemy very quickly making Kiba excellent at catching an enemy off-guard. Another one of his assets is his dog Akamaru who follows him onto the battlefield. Akamaru’s attacks are very useful because they can be delayed and delivered at will. When holding a strong attack, Akamaru will take an attack stance and Kiba can continue to attack with a weak attack. Since Akamaru’s attacks lift the enemy when they strike, players will find great ways to juggle from combo to combo using careful control of Akamaru.

Shino can be a tricky opponent because of the bugs under his control and their varying speed and duration of delivery. Shino can unleash his crawling bugs, strafe around opponents and combo them to fall into the bugs, which will continue combo strings. Other bugs will deploy from under the opponent and grab their feet to keep them from moving. For Shino, it’s important to control the movement of his opponents by keeping them on their toes to avoid the bugs.

About NARUTO Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3
NARUTO Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is an exciting new installment to the top-rated, Wii-exclusive fighting game series. Based on the hit animated show from Viz Media, the game features more than 35 characters with the new grown-up look of the NARUTO Shippuden cast and follows the storyline of the much-loved series. The hit fighting game series delivers again with new and improved gameplay mechanics and a plethora of gameplay modes and options including for the first time, Wi-Fi multiplayer functionality.

NARUTO Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 hits stores November 17, 2009 for the Nintendo Wii for $39.99 MSRP and is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB for Cartoon Violence and Suggestive Themes. For more information, please visit

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