Naruto clashes with US Wiis

Tomy Corporation and D3Publisher bringing Naruto: Clash of Ninja MVZ to North America this fall with exclusive content.

Naruto Uzumaki--or, that blonde ninja dude.

The Naruto franchise isn't exactly idling about. Games based on the anime are aplenty, covering just about every current-generation console and handheld. Now the spiky-haired blonde ninja and friends are taking on next-gen platforms in the US--beginning with Nintendo's Wii.

Tomy Corporation and D3Publisher of America today announced Naruto: Clash of Ninja MVZ, due out for the Wii this fall. The game uses the same core mechanics as developer Eighting's Naruto Shippuuden: Getikou Ninja Taisen EX, which was released in Japan, but it won't just be a simple North American localization.

A D3 representative confirmed to GameSpot that the storyline of the game, character artwork, and environments will be different from that of Getikou Ninja Taisen EX to match up with the North American version of Shonen Jump Naruto.

Clash of Ninja MVZ will include 14 characters, multiplayer support for four combatants, nine gameplay modes, and attacks that use "ninja-like movements" via the motion-sensitive Wii Remote.

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110 comments
DarkspineSonic0
DarkspineSonic0

yes a new Naruto game i've never played naruto but it's worth giving a try. i've heard that naruto can use fire powers but i'm not sure.

sauke2099
sauke2099

i meant,have shippuuden,in between should and characters.

sauke2099
sauke2099

all u people who think it should characters are stupid,one it would be a huge spoiler for fans who r still watching the younger series,two if u want shippuuden so bad go to japan.

PRONIN8
PRONIN8

They need 2 wait until after the USA Naruto Series gets past the Naruto vs. Sasuke battle at the Valley in the End (spoiler). Then they can make it like the forth Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen 4, then just add stuff to give it WII mechanics.

NarutoUzumaki15
NarutoUzumaki15

ithink this is bull shet no offence but they need to really reconsider changing the release dates and make these games better i mean this game was so rushed its no even funny i mean 14 playable characters thats crap ive already pre order this game 3 months before i already knew it was gonna be crap but since im a naruto fenatic i need to have it but even so i have the right to think my thoughts of the next version. I think they should of kept the shippuden characters and added on the old characters and made the game a collectors spectacle. they also should of kept the old story line from Naruto Shippuuden: Getikou Ninja Taisen EX and add on another for the old characters this would make the game much better they could of also added more of the akatsuki from the shippuden episodes i meen deidara and sasori along with kisame and itachi thats not much wat about zetsu and tobi/ obito hidan and the other members like that dude thats upsest with religion with tha three blades whos name escapes me now thats the sort of game that i would kill to buy infact a game like that in my mind is worth in the hundred numbers espesially if it had a single and two player mission option mini game kinda thing. this is NarutoUzumaki15 also known as NarutoUzumaki4life makeing big changes at gamespot and your game world beleive it.ps i hate it the way that interveiw makes us look clueless as to wat is happening in the shippuden episodes i mean my little brother knows more then some of the kids in japan that are living the episodes its not like we dont know how to use the internet. thanx.

eden9914
eden9914

what about europe???????? Ok I got it.....We'll Have To Wait For a Ps3 Naruto Release(Region Free) Where's (god) Sasuke:-)

PRONIN8
PRONIN8

This is one of my WII wants. This sounds like a cool game, but my only concern is the 14 character limit. The big reason why their doing that is because the US isn''t very far in the anime series and don't want to spoil anything. Byt I'm getting it anyway.

ilovenaruto69
ilovenaruto69

finally naruto meets the us wii i am so getting this game

Jayzee994
Jayzee994

I'm pretty sure that Naruto Shipuuden: Getikou Ninja Taisen EX has 14 characters. Anyway I can't wait!

Smgirl825
Smgirl825

I wish they had caught up with the english dub, maybe we could have gotten a better game.(more characters)But Naruto + Wii= lots of fun!

jameeler91
jameeler91

i agree mason parer just like they did in clash of ninja 2

masonparer20041
masonparer20041

i personally think that the 14 characters mentioned are the fighters you would start off with...i think that more characters will be added to the game as secrets / unlockables

kazekage1234
kazekage1234

i think the english dub voice for itachi is pretty good!

subzerodark01
subzerodark01

14 characters man why so little characters selection

UntouchableKazu
UntouchableKazu

Wait fo it NARUTO GNT EX 2!!! I think Naruto Shippuuden for the PS2 is awesome BTW Did the english dub jack up Itachis voice?

motang
motang

This exremely good news and I am currently enjoying Naruto Clash of Ninja 2.

tonymatt225
tonymatt225

why cant we get the game with all the characters from Naruto Gekitou Ninja Taisen 4 and add more. 14 characters is a ripoff!!!! thats like just the students and no tough guys in the game. wheres itachi's team? theres at least 9 of em. AND WHY HAVENT THEY UPDATED SMASH BROTHERS?!!

renagadez187
renagadez187

Only 14 characters??? That's a bit on the small side considering there are other characters out there. Hopefully this is just a joke and there will be more. Other than that I can't wait!

Hsk_Dark_Link
Hsk_Dark_Link

I want Naruto Shippuuden...at least if you're going to give us the old Naruto, give us at least 30 characters...Developers of this game make me sad... :(

Sir_Crocidile
Sir_Crocidile

Lol. So basically, instead of releasing the 3rd gamecube version, which would have upwards of 30 characters I believe, we get a watered down version of the new japanese naruto game for the wii. Only reason that one looked remotely interesting was because of the post time skip characters it had. Oh well, guess I just order the 4th ps2 naruto game coming out in april instead.

NejiKusa
NejiKusa

14 characters! The Northamerica ps2 naruto ultimate ninja 2 that is about to come out is gonna have 40! that is almost triple the amount!

SephirothSyZtem
SephirothSyZtem

14 character's!!!!!!!!! oh boy!!!! i cant wait to rent it and be done with it in hours!!!!! NEAT!

KenshinLink
KenshinLink

YEAH!! when it comes out this fall I want to get it for my Wii!!!!!

T-nosh
T-nosh

As they said 14 characters does not pull me to the game that much but as a great Naruto fan i have to buy it. I am ezpecting something great from this since iits for the Wii and i am really hoping that there are more than 14 characters cause its only the basics they are sayin we will have here. We all are naruto fans and 14 is quiet a little bit to give to all of us as the great fans we are. We all are asking for alot more than 14 to keep us in to the game alot more. And also a longer story and more moves.

Dragonblade01
Dragonblade01

I wish that they would just port the Japanese versions over here. I have a feeling that they are better.

eattacosAMR
eattacosAMR

I really hope there are more characters in the game. I already know Kisame and Itachi is in the game and they might put a character in the game thats never been in the japaneese versions before. But I think they should just add all the other characters in the game as well.

Sweetmusic_01
Sweetmusic_01

MVZ? What is that short for moves? Looks like this is going to be a rental for me.

fartys
fartys

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Platyphyllum
Platyphyllum

14 characters? Wowsers, that's a pretty small roster. I hope the gameplay is good at least.

Lum_Yatsura
Lum_Yatsura

14 characters? That's just goofy in this generation of consoles. WCW on NES had 12 and a final boss fighter.

--MasterLink--
--MasterLink--

I hope this game is better than all the other Naruto games.

Dark_Link142
Dark_Link142

Doubt I'll get it. I'm content with the second one and I'll just wait for a better version. That game is a lot of fun. But mainly because of multiplayer.

clue942
clue942

I really hope there are more than 14 characters(as said above), thats horrible, I umm, thats all the rookie nine, and there teachers basically, what about gaara, tsunade would be introduce by fall, ITACHI, the hokages are already introduced(besides the fourth of course), temari, kunkaru, ooo, maybe the might put in, the character that weren't in the japan versions of clash of ninja 3, like dosu and them, it would be horrible if it was only fourteen

pp222
pp222

X360NowPS3Later, WTF is your problem? Not all anime fans are obsessed idiots that pretend they are the characters. And yes, we do know you cant run 150 mile per hour or have hair like they have in animes are impossible. Thats one of the great things about anime's, everything doesn't need to be based on real life. And WTF is with your stereotyping of Japanese companies? Ubisoft isn't even an American developer you idiot, they are French. Japanese companies makes some great games and IMO they are much better than the countless FPS and violent games American developers keeps releasing. And why do anime games have to suck? You're so wrong. There have been some great anime games. Some of them are Jump Ultimate Stars, Jump Super Stars, Naruto Gekitou Ninja Taisen 4, DBZ Budokai 3, Super DBZ, Battle Stadium D.O.N and Bleach DS 1 & 2. D3 doesnt suck at developing, it is you that suck. Stop with your stereotyping. Anime's are excellent and only a few are really bad while there are LOTS and LOTS of good ones. Honestly, you're just a pathetic whiny idiot and that's all there is to it.

X360NowPS3Later
X360NowPS3Later

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demkh
demkh

"nevereathim What do you expect, I find most nintendo fighting games SUCK" how about super smash bros. forget that one?

zsc4
zsc4

Another Naruto games, I hope its as good as the previous ones. A must get :lol:

ChitoKiryoku
ChitoKiryoku

I don't get why people are already complaining, I know quite a few naruto fans who were really hoping for a wii-naruto game involving 'ninja-like movements'

Leick3
Leick3

Naruto is my favorite show of all time but so far they haven't come out with any good games. I sure hope this one is different.

nevereathim
nevereathim

What do you expect, I find most nintendo fighting games SUCK

rockstar_88
rockstar_88

Believe it! Translation: This is going to suck.

-Squirrel-
-Squirrel-

O goodie, the Wii gets... naruto. well i guess its a game than someone will play. there is a pretty big market for this stuff so good for nintendo i guess. i would apathetically say, " maybe this one will be good," but i think we know thats useless.

yukine
yukine

Hopefully this ends up decent, it's a shame the rest of the Naruto games have been utter crap. And I wonder when we're getting the Bleach games? The DS games are fantastic.

KoruKinshi
KoruKinshi

In other news, household TV's are being broken at four times the normal rate. Conveniently enough, these broken TV's are directly correlated with the continuous purchase of Naruto: Clash of Ninja MVZ for the Wii.

KingSigy
KingSigy

Why are most of the anime games just plain garbage? Why can't we have more Phoenix Wright's and Trauma Centers?

Wellfedmonkey
Wellfedmonkey

Can we get a real anime game instead of these creepy kiddy shows with over exaggereating on everything. How about some GITS.(ghost in the shell) or some Vampire HunterD, or How about Cowboy beebop, or a spriggan spin off, or.............Catch my drift!

Samusman1
Samusman1

chances are that the "14 characters" dont include unlockables, which companies often treat as "cheats", so they wouldnt be included in the total count.