Namco Bandai's Naruto Games' Playable Debut at Naruto Movie's One-Night-Only U.S. Engagement


A Night of NARUTO Delivers Ninja Action to the Small and Big Screens

SANTA CLARA, CA - June 4, 2007 - To coincide with the theatrical release of NARUTO THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW, from VIZ Media LLC, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that a sneak-peek of NARUTO(TM): Ultimate Ninja(TM) 2 and NARUTO(TM): Uzumaki Chronicles(TM) 2, both for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, will be unveiled at select theaters across the country on June 6.

Gamers and fans of the videogame franchise in the top 10 media markets will have the exclusive opportunity to experience first hand NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja 2 and NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 before their much anticipated North American release. Theaters participating in the exclusive engagement on June 6, 2007 are:

- Downtown Disney 12, Anaheim, CA
- Bay Street 16, Emeryville, CA
- Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA
- Pavillions 15, Denver, CO
- Atlantic station, Atlanta, GA
- River East 21, Chicago, IL
- Brooklyn Center 20, Minneapolis, MN
- Empire 25, Times Square, NY
- Willowbrook 24, Houston, TX
- Fredericksburg 15, Fredericksburg, VA

NARUTO THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW is a theatrical side story based on the continuity of the popular animated TV series and was a box office hit upon its initial release in Japan. In the movie, Naruto and his team are sent on a mission to guard Yukie Fujikaze, a popular actress starring in the hit movie "The Adventures of Princess Gale." The crew is heading toward the Land of Snow, a land forever covered in snow, to shoot the final scenes of the film. When Yukie refuses to go and escapes from the set, she is brought back by force by Naruto and his teammates. But little do they know there are three rogue Snow Ninja lying in wait with a sinister purpose that forces Yukie to make a crucial decision and face her hidden past.

In NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja 2, Naruto returns with relentless dedication to become Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village. Fans will experience hours of intense combat with the ability to play as one of more than 30 popular ninja from the series including Kakashi, Sasuke, Rock Lee, Gaara, and Third Hokage, with over 60 challenging missions to complete. Participate in the series' most pivotal moments such as Naruto's showdown against Gaara, or unlock an original storyline, The Gedo Mark, in Ultimate Road mode. Customize characters' strength, chakra, and special abilities to unleash powerful attacks during head-to-head battles, and sharpen fighting techniques in Iruka's Training mode. Players will be able to unlock new characters, movies, music, and more as they rise in rank on their quest to become the ultimate ninja. NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja 2 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and will be available on June 12.

Boasting an exciting new storyline, extensive multi-player cooperative game play, multi-player versus battles, and a largely expanded array of playable characters, NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 builds upon the success of its prequel to deliver an original adventure with much more advanced action-adventure gameplay. Naruto and his allies will face different challenges as they try to unravel the mystery of the Shirogane Clan and their nefarious army of "puppet walkers." Players can expect action-packed ninjutsu missions and can explore intriguing locations beautifully rendered in 3D anime style. NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 is set to be released in September 2007.

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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 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 Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro Japan), VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese animation. The company offers an integrated product line including magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos, DVDs, and audio soundtracks, and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions 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 web site at

About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN(R), SOULCALIBUR(R), Naruto(TM), and Tekken(R) brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and our products, log onto

NARUTO (C) 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO. Program (C) 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. Ultimate Ninja and Uzumaki Chronicles are trademarks of NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. Published and distributed by NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

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