The Naruto mobile game announced earlier this year by Bandai Namco and Gree has started its international launch this week. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing is now available for Android and iOS devices in the U.S., U.K., Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, and Mexico. The app is expected to release in more countries during the remaining weeks of summer.
As a launch gift for reaching the 100,000 pre-registration goal, all players who download the game will be given a goggles-wearing Naruto as a playable character and 15 Ninja Pearls.
The game’s modes are described in detail by the publisher as follows:
The all-new Shinobi Formation Battle:
A Shinobi Formation Battle is a strategic battle that can be enjoyed with intuitive controls! Unleash exhilarating Combination Attacks with your allies! In addition, if you are close to your allies, their Field Skills will activate and you can turn the tides of battle in your favor! However, make sure your allies aren’t grouped together too much, or the enemy can cause you trouble by attacking you all at once. While avoiding group hits from the enemy, aim to unleash powerful Combination Attacks to complete your mission!
Diverse Ninjutsu from various ninja:
Ninjutsu are the key to battle. A huge range of Ninjutsu are featured in the game. They ranging from powerful offensive Ninjutsu, to Ninjutsu that can seal an enemy’s movements! Some characters also possess an even more powerful Secret Technique!
Enjoy multiplayer with up to 3 people:
Each mission can be played with up to 3 people in multiplayer mode. Ally yourself with players online, and take on various missions!
Featuring a story that follows NARUTO SHIPPUDEN:
In story mode, you can re-live Naruto’s adventures. Famous scenes are recreated in-game, and make the battles that much more intense!
Challenge other players in Phantom Castle
Compete against other players for the most points and aim for the top in “Phantom Castle,” a special mode that can only be accessed during special event periods. Take down a multitude of enemies that await you as you climb Phantom Castle!
A sampling of the gameplay can be viewed in the trailer below.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing can be downloaded on the App Store or Google Play. The game is free to download, but includes optional in-app purchases.