Fighters of Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2

By Spencer . August 14, 2006 . 4:22pm

Coming to the USA in September is the follow up to the Gamecube fighting game, Naruto: Clash of Ninja from D3 Publisher. While Clash of Ninja had a few characters, Clash of Ninja 2 brings together all of the fighters from the Chunin exams. We’re talking about the rookie nine, Gai’s squad and Iruka sensei as playable characters. As a special treat for all of our readers, we profiled some of the characters in the game and have two new gameplay videos of Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2.

 

Naruto

 

Naruto is a close ranged fighter who can do a five hit air combo by pressing the “b” button alone. For long range attacks he can throw kunai by pressing A or do an underground uppercut by pressing down+A. Lastly he has his trademark sexy jutsu, which acts as a counter when back+A are pressed. Be careful though, the sexy jutsu uses chakra every second it is out.

 

Super Move: Uzumaki Barrage

Sasuke

 

Like Naruto, Sasuke is a close ranged fighter, but with a couple more ranged attacks. His most basic combo is a seven hit air assault from just pressing the b button alone. He has his trademark fireball jutsu that can be done by pressing A. The fireball jutsu is a wide range and damaging attack. It is very useful during four player fights, but it leaves Sasuke open for a second while he is using it.

 

Super Move: Barrage of Lions

 

Lee

 

Most of Lee’s combos knock opponents back or to the ground. He also has his trademark leaf whirlwind attack (down+A) and the ability to open the gates for increased power. If Lee chooses to open the gates his attack will go up, but he loses life every second if he opens the second gate. Since opening the second gate is a risky prospect Eighting gave Lee the Hidden Lotus as a second super attack.

 

Super Move: Primary Lotus / Hidden Lotus

 

Kiba

Kiba is a fast character who jumps around the screen wildly. This makes him hard to hit, but also difficult to control for first time players. Instead of throwing kunai or other ninja tools, Kiba has his dog Akamaru by his side to attack. When players press the A button they can command Akamaru to jump and bite an opponent.

 

Super Move: Fang over Fang

 

Gaara

 

His ability to control the sand is helpful during four player assaults. Some of Gaara’s attacks have a wide radius, which allow strikes to hit multiple players. Gaara also benefits from high damage and a technique which causes sand to rise from the ground at a distance. The major downside to Gaara is that he is slow compared to the rest of the characters.

 

Super Move: Sand Burial

 

Sakura

 

Sakura’s greatest advantage is her fast use of shuriken. Instead of having ninjutsu mapped to the A button she has various shuriken combos. One of her best moves is her lock on attack, which can be done by holding down the a button. During four player bouts Sakura can easily snipe other players from a distance with the homing attack and her shuriken combos.

 

Super Move: Inner Sakura

 

Hinata

 

While she isn’t the strongest character or the fastest, Hinata makes combo chaining easy. In the middle of attacks Hinata can flow from one combo to the next with little time in between. Hinata also has a useful anti air attack where she throws three kunai at a 45 degree angle by pressing up+A. This move is perfect for interrupting jumping attacks like Kiba’s and Naruto’s combos.

 

Super Move: Hyuga Combo

 

Shikamaru

 

Being one of the brightest ninja in Konhoa, Shikamaru uses his brains to fight instead of strict strength. Most of his attacks involve teleporting behind enemies, which make him a hard target to pin down. Shikamaru also has a second set of attacks that can be done when he changes his stance by pressing back+A. The major disadvantage Shikamaru has is with the range of his special move. He needs to be really close to get the first hit in, which can cause lots of wasted chakra.

 

Super Move: Shadow Posession Jutsu

 

Kakashi

 

Kakashi is an interesting character to play. He has a decent counter attack (back+A) where he uses the thousand years of death attack. He also has an underground grab attack, which allows Kakashi to dodge a hit plus attack simultaneously.  His major disadvantage is that he has short combos. Another neat trick with Kakashi is that he can charge up the lightning edge by holding down X to increase the amount of damage.

 

Super Move: Lightning Blade

 

Ino

 

Ino is one of the fastest characters in the game, but this comes at a price since her attacks are slightly less damaging. One of her best combos is BBBA where she ends with teleporting behind an opponent at no cost. Ino’s super attack is a double edged sword. The Mind Transfer Jutsu has lots of range, which is great for pulling off surprise attacks in a four player match. However, if you miss Ino is left wide open for attack.

 

Super Move: Mind Transfer Jutsu

 

Iruka

 

Even though Iruka doesn’t have much action time in the series, he’s a playable character in the Clash of Ninja series. Iruka is a fairly balanced character. From the rear he can throw large shuriken that gives multiple hits by pressing the A button. Up close he can do medium length combos with the added bonus of teleporting back and forth.

 

Super Move: Shuriken Combo

 

Neji

 

Neji’s special skill is his chakra draining ability. Only some combos have this ability, but this is a useful technique to prevent opponents from using the replacement jutsu. For a counter attack Neji uses the eight palms full rotation attack. The blast has a sizable radius and is one of the few counters that can block a replacement jutsu counter if used correctly.

 

Super Move: Eight Trigrams 64 Palms

 

Naruto versus Kiba

 

Sauske versus Gaara


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  • http://www.siliconera.com josh

    i think this game that you have created is gonna be so cool better than the first but the first was cool to.

  • David

    This is gonna be the best game this year but when Naruto: Clash of Ninja 3 comes out that’ll be the best game, it’s just gonna get better!!!!!:D

  • Tsunade

    Hey it’s me Tsunade when I’m going to be avilable in any Naruto game,huh,huh,huh?

  • Banana Man

    Tsunade your avalible in Naruto 3 and so is Jiraiya. The three Sanin combine!

  • Banana Man

    O and David Naruto 4 is gonna be the best. The sound four are in it.

  • Banana Man

    Sorry did I spoil that for anyone? My bad : (

  • http://www.siliconera.com/2006/08/14/fighters-of-naruto-clash-of-ninja-2/ jen

    i have the game and its awsome its sooo cool i love Hinata’s special move its soo cool

  • michael

    when will it come out again?

  • http://Siliconerailiconera KageSauske

    how do u do hinatas special?

  • http://thisone? bass

    the 6th one is going to own all the rest!!!

  • hinata21

    Will shino n chouji be in the 3rd game?

  • A Ninja

    Yea choji, shino, ten-ten,temari,itachi,anko,3rd hokage ect its cool but i hope it comes out on gamecube, cuz its rumored clash 5 is for Wii and didn’t come out in Japan.

  • A Ninja

    and the us might make 3rd and 4th for wii, but i highly doubt it!

  • Sakura fan

    I really hope that the 3rd and doesnt come out on wii

  • Sakura fan

    does any body know how does the story mode goes?

  • http://www.siliconera.com mattmatt

    how do i unleash the eight inner gates with lee on clash of ninja 2?

  • http://www.siliconera.com matt

    does anybody know?

  • Fanny

    if you want eight gates press down-X to make first half the press Down-X again to make eight gate.

  • http://siliconera SDT

    will there be a surprise if you buy everything at anko’s shop on clash of ninja 2?

  • Guy the Sixth Hokage

    Well if you count a surprise being that you can’t buy anything else, then yeah, there is. Will Kabuto or any of the other Hokages be in any upcoming games???

  • Mr. guy

    How do u use sharingan with sharingan sasuke because when ever
    i press back A the oppenent still uses their special on me!!!

  • Guy the Sixth Hokage

    You can’t use the sharingan power with sasuke, because it’s exclusive to Kakashi w/Sharingan. Sorry! Now… Is Kabuto or the Hokages going to be in any upcoming Naruto games??? >:(

  • Naruto

    Hey! I don’t got the game! I’m getting it on christmas, or when school’s out!
    Christmas is like….7 months away! I can’t wait that long. I heard it’s really cool.
    I keep begging for the game, so my grandma can go to Radio Shack or Wal*Mart!
    It only cost $19.99! I mean really, why won’t she just buy me the game all ready?
    Where did you get it from, and how much does it cost? I heard it cost $19.99!

    SEE YA!

  • http://n/a Guy the Sixth Hokage

    naruto, what game? i’ll tell you the price when i know what game you’re talking about. CON2 is 19.99, as is CON (if you can find it). does anybody know about my previous questions?!

    -Guy the 6th

  • Kakashi with Sharingan

    Does anyone know how to copy special jutsu with Kakashi with Sharingan?

    P.S. Hinata’s special is used by pressing “x”, as you do for all special jutsu.

    P.S.S. Does anyone know any hand signs like the Dragon Flame jutsu or the Chidori?
    Because I do.

  • sasuke uchiha

    you all are morons

  • http://jefopwe naruto_drayco

    oyeea naruto isthe best of the world

  • http://myspace.com/drawingismypassion Sai

    In naruto clash of ninja 4 there will be team specials, its basicly when you use all
    of your teams chakra gauges at the same time, you pull off all your team specials
    in one continuous attack sequince but you have to have a certain combonation of
    charaters in your choice, for instance: Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke, Orochimaru, Jiryia
    and Tsunade or Gaara, Kankuro and Timari. *Sigh* dunno if the game is releasing in
    the U.S. though…

  • Guy the Sixth Hokage

    Jeez, the next gen. of Naruto games will be released for the We, since they discontinued the Gamecyoob in US, so why release games for consoles that aren’t made anymore??? That’s like making a game for the original GB, just foolish. It would cost them (the Nindento company [i purposely spelled it wrong]) a lot of $$$ if they released a game for an outdated console. I think they should release it for both We & Gamecyoob, but I hear the We version will still be usable via the GC controller.

    -Guy the Sixth

  • Shippuden_Naruto

    Well in clash of ninja 3 kabuto is not a playable character. i know it sucks. and only sandaime hokage will be a playable hokage. and also i heard clash of ninja 3 will be released in the US on september 23 2007. is that true?

  • http://yahoo.com shippuden naruto man

    Hey how about sharingan kakashi and sharingan sasuke whats thier special oh sorry i just wanna know

  • http://yahoo.com shippuden naruto man

    Hey im not the maker of the site but it’s realesed on october 23 2007!I know this because my brother is part of the company who made the game+he is a game designer

  • Shippuden_Naruto

    Well it is. im trying to get it. i wanna play as jiraiya and itachi

  • Guy the Sixth Hokage

    hey sharingan kakashi’s special is lightning blade but he can copy some opponent’s moves with A + direction opposite opponent. sharingan sasuke can’t do the copy thing but his special is chidori. yeah, just play the game to find out

  • Shippuden_Naruto

    And in clash of ninja 2 sharingan sasuke also has phoenix flower jutsu with Up + X

  • dimitri

    I want it so bad i cant wait anymore in clash of ninja3 you can do down x for your 2 jutsu my favorite guy is itachi and kisame there attacks are so coool mayby just mayby it will come out 2008 febuary 1 ijust want that game so bad i always see it on you tube why make a game that wont come out

  • dimitri

    clash of ninja 3 is so awsome i want that game so bad i heard kabuto isnt a playable character that sucks BIG TIME anyway itachi and kisame are the bomb there attacks are so awsome i wonder how do they figure out those three player combos anyway i waited 1year 2years 3years 4years 5years and now it comes down to this im 15 im just kidding my age is a mystery and theres some new places to fight to

  • http://siliconera chandler

    it has nat I perpously spelled ronge come out yet so calm down

  • http://siliconera chandler

    but i hope it comes out soon

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