Tencent Games, Namco Bandai team up to develop Naruto MMORPG for China

Game companies to partner up with Japanese manga publisher Shueisha to create online game for web browsers.

Anime and manga fans can expect an online MMORPG based on the Naruto series to pop up soon.

The official logo and poster for the upcoming MMORPG.

According to Game Spark (via SGCafe), China-based online gaming company Tencent Games made a deal with Japanese manga publisher Shueisha and video game publisher Namco Bandai for the rights of the upcoming game's development and distribution. The upcoming title will be playable on web browsers and is developed by More Fun Studio, Namco Bandai, and CyberConnect2 (Asura's Wrath, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series).

The game is scheduled for a 2013 release and will be available on Tencent's gaming portal. The publishers did not announce on whether the game will be published outside of the Chinese market. For more news on CyberConnect2's upcoming Naruto title, check out GameSpot's recent coverage.

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imasha12301
imasha12301

Get a Naruto mmorpg like Dragon Ball z and gg

badarbiter
badarbiter

You know, Naruto is a setting ripe for a proper MMO. It includes thousands of different techniques with four different styles of play (Martial Arts, Illusion, Ninjutsu (IE magic), and swordsmanship), and five or six factions with the different hidden villages. It has a huge, mapped out area with plenty of interesting and unique locations. It has plenty of possible lore and if set during a Ninja World War could have excellent use of a political system.  You could even have some of the canon characters show up as cameos. Like working with the fourth Hokage and his squad in a quest chain to destroy an enemy outpost. Hell I haven't been into Naruto for going on five years now and an MMO might actually renew my interest since the setting seems almost tailor made to be an MMO.


Unfortunately none of this will come to light since the only Naruto games we get are fighting games and no one seems willing to take the chance of making a proper MMO based on the franchise. The closest to a true MMO we've got to achieving all this and the closest we will EVER get is the Rise of Ninja series.

Kr0w1Nc4rNa73
Kr0w1Nc4rNa73

I would play this if the community wouldn't scare me away.

dariusjd
dariusjd

no way. they better make it come out in america, like narutos the most watch anime. every one that watches anime from 8 to probably the age of 28 would play it in the U.S, and if u gotta pay to play the game. that wouldnt change anything, that would just mean more money for the creators of the game. like u make the game for only china, i bet money people from the U.S will still download the game and make an english patch so its just stupid not to make it for america 

kengi1989
kengi1989

Welcome to the future kiddies... If America don't pay its bills no one is going to cater to us anymore plan and simple.. 

Senor_Kami
Senor_Kami

A Naruto MMO where you formed 4 person squads and had to use tactics similar to what they do in the series would be cool.  Setting up a plan of attack well in advance, using the specific traits of your character properly, stalking an enemy through the woods and setting traps to cover your ass, having to be observant of traps that might be set for you... all of that would be awesome.  It's be like Ninja Rainbow Six.  Pretty sure this game will have 0% of that though.

lorider25
lorider25

O_O : Naruto MMORGP 

T_T : For China Only

tgwolf
tgwolf

Yeah, too bad it's for China...figures anytime they announce something I think would actually be great, such as an mmo with a fully-articulated martial arts fighting form OR EIGHT or mech games with respectable options, it's in a language NO ONE KNOWS!

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

They make it and then the Chinese will bootleg it.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

wow, this actually sounds interesting. wish the gw2 developers shouldve jumped on this

cdog21
cdog21

Did the Dragonball Z MMO ever get released over here?

LtCmdrShepard
LtCmdrShepard

Web browser game? Really? And there i was looking forward to it :(

Defy_The_Fallen
Defy_The_Fallen

I don't care what it'll be like at this point, I'll leave my judgement until I see it. It better come outside of China! 

Morokoo
Morokoo

Darn Asians and their ellusive non-worldwide MMOs.

wezkilla
wezkilla

an MMO of Naruto can work unlike Bleach where everyone has a sword with a name and special abilities which is so much harder if not impossible to do right 

Master_Vexov
Master_Vexov

Some better version of a facebook game with all the microtransactions to make rich of the impulsive-addicted mass.

When first I read the title, i was like "Yah, i hope they do atleast a good job", if  they did things right; forcus on the PvP(BALANCE, not like WoW's ... w/e works use it), add in a massive world(perhaps adding more over time, and allow players to make secret bases and attack other clans, etc etc. I nice sandbox Naruto with lots of character customization.

shinspikes
shinspikes

Happy, then became pissed off after reading some more.  Happy cause a Naruto MMO is being made.  Mad cause its made by another cheap chinese dev and probably won't come to the US and will most likely be absolute trash.  Why oh why did it have to turn out this way?  Heres hoping I'm completely wrong.  But, I won't get my hopes up.

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

A browser based game for the Naruto franchise? Really? I imagine this will probably be another brick and mortar MMORPG with generic everything. The Naruto universe has a lot of potential for a decent MMO, it's too bad it has to be such a low level one. Then again, it could be a complete surprise.

wexorian
wexorian

Potential and failure indeed, Browser mmo? Fail alredy.

Arbalon
Arbalon

This has the potential of failure written all over it, but I'm more then happy to be surprised.

zhaffy
zhaffy

I would be more confident in this if it was not a browser-based game. Let's see how it turns out

Jaxith
Jaxith

This is the browser based Naruto MMO you've all been waiting for!

*sarcasm mode ends*

It's poor taste to criticize something without knowing anything about it, but my personal expectations are low.

DMDante092
DMDante092

I'll like to see some Fairy tail games soon ^_^

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

I feel like screaming in anger after reading this :/

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

Ugh.  Enough with this series already.  We're going to be seeing Naruto games for the next 15 years like Dragon Ball Z aren't we?

kengi1989
kengi1989

@cdog21 Yea in Korea and Taiwan *_* they have a english translation patch that doesn't work well too

Morokoo
Morokoo

@LtCmdrShepard 

I really do not like web-browser MMO games, they do not run as well and it's just awkward to me.

andrescapo_
andrescapo_

@jinzo9988 Different from DBZ, Naruto (manga almost finished and anime ways to go still) is still being made. So every game that comes out adds the latest part that was made into the anime.

With this, every Naruto game adds something, DBZ games can't add anything since the anime ended a long time ago.

OHGFawx
OHGFawx

@yerg3 The anime is weird because it crams in all that cliche' friendship allegory to serve as filler. We don't need all the lessons about how having best pals is great.