By Spencer . October 9, 2007 . 12:44pm
On Sunday I hinted we were going to go inside the mission mode in Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution and since the holiday is over it’s time to delve right into it.
The mission mode in Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution will take you through the story of Naruto from the beginning of the Chunin exams until the end of the Sannin showdown. There are 24 missions total in Clash of Ninja Revolution with five of them being unlockable.
Mission Mode begins with an introductory explanation of the story. The characters have finished the preliminary to the final round of the Chunin exams, all while Orochimaru’s plans against the Hidden Leaf Village are unfolding. Naruto, in an effort to train before his match against Neji in the final round, trains with Jiraiya the Toad Sage to hone in on his abilities. The first mission is designed to get players accustomed to the controls and the new system where objects lie in the battle field.
While some of the missions share the traditional objective of simply defeating your enemy, most of them are specific to the situation. Some require a final blow with a certain character’s move. For example, Neji’s has mission in which he faces Tenten. However, his goal is not to defeat her, as this would lead to a mission failure. He wants to use Tenten’s Kunai-throwing prowess to train his Rotation technique (which deflects projectiles). His objective in this mission is actually to deflect a certain number of projectiles without being hit by them.
After completing Mission Mode the first time you will be able to freely select any mission you choose, as well as choose which difficulty you would like to complete them (there are Genin, Chunin, and Jonin difficulties). With each more difficult setting comes a more difficult objective.
Also here's a sneak peek at what's coming up in the future…