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The European branch of Namco Bandai Games began streaming a Second Mizukage trailer for the Naruto Shippūden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (Narutimate Storm Revolution) PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game on Friday. Naruto and the Second Mizukage duel in the video.
Fans voted for the Second Mizukage to feature in the game. The four "Kage" will be playable this time: the Second Tsuchikage, the Second Mizukage, the Fourth Kazekage, and the Third Raikage. Namco Bandai Games Europe describes the Second Mizukage:
Leader of the Kirigakure and a member of the Hozuki clan, he typically has a happy and easy going personality, but you better not laugh about his facial hair! He can turn his body into water and even shoot high velocity balls of very dense water from his fingers. The Second Tsuchikage is his number one enemy!
The fighting game will include a total of 50 minutes of brand new anime footage animated by Studio Pierrot. The game will feature new gameplay mechanics, including the Combination Ultimate Jutsu attacks that allow players to combine powers to create more powerful techniques. The game will also feature more than 100 playable characters from both the Naruto and Naruto Shippūden anime. Mecha-Naruto is one of the new characters that original creator Masashi Kishimoto is personally designing for the new game.
CyberConnect2 is again developing the fighting game, and Namco Bandai Games has already announced that the game will ship in North America and Europe in 2014. The game will also ship in Japan this year.