publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Game mode: massive online multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for WWW:
Naruto Online for WWW is a MMO role-playing game, set in the universe known from the popular Japanese manga series and its animated adaptations. The game was developed by Chinese studio More Fun, owned by Tencent Games, and Japanese studio CyberConnect 2, also known from several fighting games based on the Naruto universe.
The story takes place in a world, where certain features of medieval Japan are combined with modern technology. The country is ruled by samurai clans and feudal lords, but the cities are supplied with electricity, and in every house there is a TV set. Conflicts are solved mainly by hiring ninja mercenaries, recruited from one of several enormous, self-sufficient villages, each of them teaching a different combat philosophy. Apart from being excellently trained and having specialist equipment, those ninja can also use their life force (the so-called chakra) to overcome the limitations of the human body and use magic-like techniques.
Naruto Online is an MMORPG, so you start the game by creating you own ninja warrior. You can customize their appearance, choose their village of origin and their techniques. The next step is to go adventuring. The game features a complex combat system, which requires both good reflexes and tactical thinking. There's both a singleplayer PvE mode, in which you do story quests, and a multiplayer PvP mode, in which you fight with other players. Every success earns you experience points, which can be exchanged for new abilities for your hero.
Game score 6.42 / 10 calculated out of 80 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 136 players' votes.