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.