BEIJING – (July 20, 2016) – Oasis Games Ltd, a leading independent publisher, announced today that NARUTO ONLINE is available now for PC in the Western regions. NARUTOTM ONLINE is a turn-based MMORPG game that can be played for free through any browser here making the game easily accessible to all NARUTO fans. NARUTO ONLINE, which is directly licensed through BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT, and in partnership with Tencent, is the only official NARUTO RPG browser game - and reflects the popular anime, manga, and gaming franchise in all respects with the original Japanese voice actors and even scenes fans may recognize from the anime series itself being used in-game.
The top-selling NARUTO manga written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto has sold over 200 million copies in 35 countries, and tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who aspires to become the Hokage, the ninja leader of his village who is acknowledged as the best and strongest. With multiple successful NARUTO movies and novels and 220 episodes of the popular anime still running on television and streaming services, NARUTO ranks among the top anime franchises in history.
NARUTO ONLINE is entirely set in the NARUTO universe, and faithfully follows the NARUTO story portrayed in the anime series. NARUTO ONLINE adds five brand-new characters that represent the elements of earth, water, fire, wind and lightning. Players can choose to become one of these characters and start a new adventure, gaining experience in a variety of different types of quests and gameplay modes. Players can also recruit from 170 familiar ninjas from the series including Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura to build their own team.
“There has been a lot of fan demand, so we are extremely honored to publishNARUTO ONLINE in the West,” said Alen Wu, Business Director at Oasis Games. “This game offers a great – and authentic - experience with every detail included, including voice acting from the original series, so English-speaking fans will soon be able to easily jump into and engage in the world they love. Furthermore, we’ll be able to extend the NARUTO offering now that the manga has ended through player involvement and community building which creates a new kind of interactive experience which is exciting for us.”
At launch, players will be able to explore eight chapters from the NARUTO and NARUTO Shippuden storyline, including all the familiar locations such as the Village Hidden in the Sand and the Valley of the End. Features such as the original voices of the characters and in-game usage of the series’ scenes will make NARUTO fans instantly familiar with game, letting them interact with the environment they know so well. Players will be able to recruit their favorite ninjas and fight alongside them, matching ninjas through the NARUTO Bonds-system that can enhance the team’s fighting abilities and unleash awesome combos.
NARUTO ONLINE includes a single player mode, multiplayer dungeons and giant Worldboss battles, giving players tons of ways to gain experience, obtain new items and enhance their characters—and their outfits!
In partnership with BANDAI NAMCO and Tencent, NARUTO ONLINE is published by Oasis Games in North America. The game is free-to-play and browser-based, so requires a PC and Internet connection and will be available via the Oasis Games portal and Facebook. Additional English-speaking regions will follow in the coming weeks.