Calling all ninjas, Japanime Games has announced a brand new Naruto board game to be released later this year. Naruto Ninja Arena is a fast-paced 2-6 player ninja battling game pitting some of your favorite characters from the popular anime series.
What is Naruto Ninja Arena?
Naruto Ninja Arena is a dice-based battling game that pits up to 6 players against one another in an intense ninja battle. Each player rolls their die simultaneously and tries to match the symbols that match their different ninja abilities. Once activated, these abilities can deal some devastating damage to your opponents. There's also a mechanic relating to slapping an Uzumaki spiral in the middle of the game area, but it mostly seems ceremonial as it signifies you're ready to deal some damage with your character.
Gameplay takes place in real-time as well, which presumably means that everyone has to keep rolling dice and slapping the uzumaki spiral until all the other ninjas fall over. We'll know more once we get our hands on a set of rules, which should be pretty soon realistically. As well as announcing that Naruto Ninja Arena exists, Japanime Games also stated that the game will be available for pre-orders very soon.
It seems like all the characters in Naruto Ninja Arena are based on the pre-time-skip characters from the original Naruto series. That makes sense as the game takes place during the chunin exams, an arc in the original anime and manga that features lots of arena battles and mini-tournaments. So, if you've ever wanted to recreate your favorite fights from the show but with a different outcome then it looks like your lucky day might be coming soon.
You can sign up to be one of the first to hear about pre-orders the second they go live at Japanime Games' websites.
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