From the press release:
In a game exclusively developed for the Xbox 360 from the ground up and for the first time ever, gamers will experience Naruto starting from the series’ beginning. Re-live the hit anime and manga and experience Naruto’s transformation from noisy ninja-academy dropout to respected ninja.
Players: 1 or 2 players / online
NARUTOTM Rise of a Ninja is centred on the main character of the anime.
12 years ago, a fearsome 9-tailed demon fox attacked the village of Konoha.
Many ninjas fell during the battle until the most powerful one sealed the monster into the body of a newborn … NARUTO.
Now NARUTO has grown up to a hyperactive ninja-in-training who’s more interested in pranks than schoolwork.
However he’s determined to become the greatest Ninja ever!
With this dream in head he will never stop his efforts, and through hard work will gain respect and acceptance.
This is the rise of a Ninja.
* Experience Growing Up As Naruto: The only game that allows you to step into Naruto’s shoes from the series’ beginning to the 80th episode of the anime.
* Immerse Yourself In Naruto’s Universe: Roam freely and discover authentic environments. Explore the Konoha Village and its surroundings. Interact with Sasuke, Sakura, Kakashi and members from the Naruto cast.
* Unparalleled Depth and Variety of Gameplay: The first Naruto game to combine action adventure gameplay, classic platforming battles, head-to-head fighting and in-depth character development
* Build up Your Fighting Techniques to Defeat Deadly Enemies in Fast-Paced Combat: Define your own way of the ninja as you learn to better control your chakra, improve your techniques, master new taijutsus and ninjutus, and command more powerful ninja weapons.
* Play with Friends online: Select your favorite Naruto character and challenge a friend in the battle field of your choice on the Xbox Live®.