Atlus Gets Into The Naruto Business

The publisher known for bringing quirky Japanese titles stateside is getting into the Naruto business this fall, with two new Naruto Shippuden games coming to the Nintendo Wii and DS this November courtesy of Atlus.

The company that brings us regular installments of the Shin Megami Tensei series has signed an agreement with Tomy to distribute Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles for the Wii and Naruto Shippuden: Naruto vs. Sasuke for the Nintendo DS in North America, with both games due out on November 16.

Dragon Blade Chronicles for the Wii sees Naruto and Sasuke seeking out the power behind Genryu, the Elemental Dragons. Players will seek out orbs to power up their Dragon Blade, collect skill scrolls to enhance their powers, and fight gigantic boss monsters on a quest to save the world.

Dragon Blade Chronicles retails for $US39.99, but Amazon is carrying a special version that comes with five PVC figures for $US69.99, while GameStop preorder customers get a hat.

Naruto Shippuden: Naruto vs. Sasuke for the DS pits two of the anime's most popular characters against each other, with wireless four-player multiplayer and a new Boss Rush mode to keep you on your toes.

It retails for $US29.99, with an Amazon figure set for $US59.99. GameStop preorders still get a hat.

Atlus fans might be a little miffed that their favourite publishers is now distributing Naruto titles, but look at it this way: The more money Atlus makes on this deal, the better the chances of Catherine making it stateside.


    I agree, especially after their poor results from their last anuall financial report. I just want them to survive and not go under. If that means selling some naruto shovel-ware then so be it.

    Note: to all the Naruto fans, i don't know if this game is crap or not, don't kill me.

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