Prepare to separate some of your money from your bank accounts as the popular Japanese anime and manga series “Naruto” and “Naruto: Shippuden”, will be unleashing a product onslaught this summer. Beginning with video games, video game publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO will release “Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution” for Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and PC digital download in September 2014. The game features more than 100 playable characters including a new Mecha-Naruto and more exclusive new characters originally drawn by Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto. A special bonus Mecha-Naruto collectable trading card will come with purchase of the video game. Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution pre-orders will be available at the Bandai Namco booth at the 2014 Anime Expo (Booth #101) and also at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International (Booth #129).
But wait – that’s not all!
Bandai will also debut the articulated Naruto Uzumaki character figure as part of its popular S.H. Figuarts collectable line for the first time in North America. The figure will make its debut at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International in the Bluefin Booth (#3545).
Hold on – there’s more!
Board game and collectable trading card manufacturer Cryptozoic Entertainment will launch a Naruto Shippuden Deck-Building Game in July 2014. Fans can play as world most popular ninja, Naruto, or as one of his comrades. Gather and use mysterious Chakra power to confront and defeat S-rank criminals such as Orochimaru and members of the Akatsuki and explore distant lands to become the greatest ninja ever!
Wait – we’re not done yet!
As previously announced on ToonZone, collectable figure manufacturer GECCO Corp. will unveil a limited edition 1/6 scale statue of the world’s most popular ninja, to be offered exclusively at the VIZ Media booth (#2813) during the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International. In this limited edition version, Naruto Uzumaki is rendered in high quality full-color PVC, standing approximately 27cm tall and wearing the 4th Hokage’s famous coat.
Wait – almost there!
Japanese beverage distributor JFC International Inc. will bring a new NARUTO SHIPPUDEN themed version of the refreshing Ramune soft drink to U.S. retailers this summer. Enjoy NARUTO in a new way while enjoying one of Japan’s most popular beverages.
been announced as the voice of Ms. Frizzle in the newest series, which finds the bus no worse for the wear and still taking magical adventures in 26 new half-hour episodes.
The 2014 Anime Expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California from July 3-6, 2014 while the 2014 San Diego Comic Con will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from July 24-27, 2014.