TOMY and D3Publisher to Bring Naruto to the DS in America
"There's no meaning to a flower unless it blooms."
TOMY Corporation and D3Publisher of America, Inc. have just announced the upcoming release of Naruto: Ninja Destiny for the Nintendo DS: a head-to-head fighter featuring many of the show's popular characters. If you've been a follower of either the dubbed or subbed versions of the show, I'm sure I don't need to explain its premise to you, but for those of you who aren't, you can see that it contains ninjas, so I can assure you there's an appropriate amount of awesome involved.
Developers plan to utilize the DS' unique technology to allow for some unique gameplay featuring the show's trademark techniques. So even if the import version of the game left a sour taste in your mouth, don't be too quick to count this one out of the races.
"We've listened to the fans and made a slew of improvements to the Japanese original, including a much faster frame rate, additional characters, and never-before-seen content," said Laura Yoshioka, director, consumer software of TOMY Corporation. "Through the innovative use of the dual displays and touch screens, NARUTO: Ninja Destiny will bring the series' iconic battles to players in a way that is only possible on the DS."
It's nice to see publishers listening to fan feedback and trying to improve on things rather than simply releasing a flawed game and hoping it sells on brand name alone.
Naruto: Ninja Destiny ships in February 2008.