Tomy Corporation's Naruto™ Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 Now Available on Nintendo DS™

Sep 15th 2009
New 3D Fighter for DS Packs a Ninja Punch with More Shippuden Content Than Ever

LOS ANGELES - Sept. 15, 2009 - TOMY Corporation today announced that NARUTO™ Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 is now available at retail outlets nationwide exclusively for Nintendo DS™. The latest installment of the popular 3D pocket-fighting series features more Naruto Shippūden content than any previous NARUTO video game, offering fast-paced 3D fighting action and an engaging storyline based on the Naruto Shippūden animated series.

"Ninja Destiny 2 brings frenetic 3D combat to Nintendo DS in a compelling package that has something for everyone," said Laura Yoshioka, director of consumer software at TOMY Corporation. "The game offers players a completely new way to experience the Naruto Shippūden arc, whether you're a devoted follower of the franchise or completely new to the series. Long-time fans will be excited by the enhanced 3D fighting capabilities and the exclusive unlockable characters we've added to our roster, many of which have never before been playable in North America."

After two and a half years of training with one of the legendary Sannin, Naruto returns home to the Hidden Leaf Village armed with his largest arsenal of ninja skills yet. During his absence, his friends have become more powerful and together their skills will be put to the ultimate test. Ninja Destiny 2 boasts a list of 34 playable characters featuring legacy and Shippuden characters with all-new attacks and character specific cinematic jutsu moves. The all-new Quest Mode allows players to become their favorite ninja and travel through challenging mazes to battle and defeat opponents and improve character performance by leveling up. Ninja Destiny 2 also boasts a revamped Story Mode and wireless multiplayer battles.

Naruto Shippūden: Ninja Destiny 2 is rated "T" for Teen with Cartoon Violence and is available on Nintendo DS for $29.99 SRP. For more information, please visit www.TOMY-USA.com/videogames. For more information on NARUTO and for free streaming episodes of Naruto Shippūden please visit www.Naruto.com.

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About TOMY Corporation
With U.S. headquarters in Santa Ana, California, TOMY Corporation is one of the world's oldest and most endearing entertainment companies. For more than eight decades, TOMY has developed and manufactured a broad portfolio of exciting and educational toys, games and video games for children of all ages. Known for its innovation, quality and safety, TOMY's mission is to produce videogames for North America that entertain and inspire children and adults. The Consumer Software Division currently publishes for Nintendo DS™ and Wii™, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. TOMY Corporation is a subsidiary of Japan-based TOMYCompany, Ltd. (aka TAKARATOMY in Japan). More information is available at www.TOMY-USA.com.

About Viz Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan's largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., Viz Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact Viz Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and website at www.VIZ.com.

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