While many fans of the series know of the Naruto library on the Gamecube, PS2 and much more, the US domestic fans get treated to the release of the second installment of the "Clash of Ninja" series that has been brought into the US thanks to D3Publisher and TOMY Corporation.
Both making their US debut at E3 this year the games will demonstrate the increased character library, new locations and additional gameplay features such as the 4 player multiplayer mode.
NARUTO: Clash of Ninja 2, developed exclusively for Nintendo GameCube, will offer non-stop ninja style combat action for 1-4 players where gamers choose to play as one of 23 total available characters. All-new multi-player modes will engage players in frantic simultaneous four player battles and single-player modes will offer more gameplay choices than before with survival and timed attack modes that allow players to showcase their taijutsu and special jutsu abilities. Developed by 8ing, NARUTO: Clash of Ninja 2 is anticipated for release in September 2006.
The second Game Boy Advance title in the series, NARUTO: Ninja Council 2 builds on the storyline of the first game and will allow players to switch between 3 unique characters on the fly to strategically conquer each challenging level. All-new multiplayer modes offer head-to-head action or cooperative play for up to four players. Developed by Aspect, Ninja Council 2 is anticipated to be released in Fall 2006.
Given how the games have developed in Japan it's a solid indicator that gamers will be getting even more of a treat as they release the later versions of the game. Look for both titles this Fall 2006.