Tomy confirmed with Siliconera that there are no plans to localize Naruto RPG 2: Chidori vs. Rasengan. As you may or may not remember, Path of the Ninja 2 is actually a localization of the third game in the Naruto RPG series, Reijuu vs Konoha Shoutai.
Skipping a game in the series is definitely a bummer, but on an unrelated note, Tomy has also added an odd feature to Path of the Ninja 2 -- the ability to play in French. Perhaps this is an indication of one of Naruto's biggest markets. Now, people in France will have an easier time importing the game, and French-speaking Canadians can choose the language they feel more comfortable with. While strange, we wouldn't begrudge these groups the pleasure of being catered to.
Siliconera revealed some more details as well, including the fact that people with the North American version of the game won't be able to battle those with Japanese copies. Spencer Yip speculates that this is a good thing, since Japanese gamers will be more apt at the game with their experience, but we're sure some of you Naruto hardcores won't be happy with this development.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
6-06-2008 @ 11:01PM
Are they trying to introduce region limits into a system without those? Bad Tomy, bad!
6-07-2008 @ 12:34AM
It's nothing new. Linking to Pokemon Battle Revolution or use of the Pal Park, was region locked in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl. So for example... A JP DS cart won't connect with US Battle Revolution or any US GBA carts.
eReader cards were locked too. An eReader unit will only read same-region cards.