Namco Bandai has just announced a new Naruto Shippuden title for the PSP. Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive is slated for release Spring 2011. This story pits Naruto and friends against an unseen foe responsible for the disappearance of ninja from Hidden Leaf Village. There will be new game-exclusive characters adding to the story’s plot.
About Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive
In Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive, two modes of play will be available to challenge everyone’s ninja prowess. In Story Mode, journey with a band of NPCs (non-playable characters) through more than a dozen missions that await to be conquered. In Free Mission Mode, build a ninja dream team to overcome daunting combat situations where up to four friends can fight together and perform special combo moves via ad hoc. Featuring a new Kizuna Drive Combat System, players can chain devastating attacks onto enemies as each teammate inflicts crippling damage one after another. Time attacks precisely to apply even more intense blows, but miss the mark and the damage will be reciprocated.
Staying faithful to the franchise, Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive embraces the ninja universe while adding new dimensions to it. Not only will players participate in spectacular boss battles, they’ll be treated to an exclusive opening movie created by Studio Pierrot and music sung by Japanese Naruto voice actor, Junko Takeuchi. As if four-player co-op and a totally original storyline weren’t enough, the game features bonus content where fans can access tons of side quests to keep the action rolling. Furthermore by collecting scrolls and special items, they can power up their characters or give them special abilities.