Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Retsuden II tempts with decent looking trailer

By Spencer . March 26, 2008 . 7:11am

I’m still wary about Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Retsuden II, but this trailer makes it look much better than Naruto: Ninja Destiny. It feels like Tomy scaled Naruto Shippuden: Geiktou Ninja Taisen EX II for the DS mainly because of the super moves. Yes, you can Odama Rasengan your way to victory against Deidara, but that doesn’t guarantee a solid single player experience.




The original storyline and dungeon crawling adventure mode might. In Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Retsuden II players step into the shoes of the only ninja who can camouflage in Halloween decorations and run around Konoha in 3D, a first for any of Tomy’s Naruto games. This isn’t just a hub world, Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Retsuden II contains underground mazes to explore. Underground mazes populated with unseen ninja that silently creep behind Naruto. (read: random encounters.) You don’t fight back by picking punch from a menu, Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Retsuden II utilizes the 3D fighting engine for random battles. This could be a great idea to ameliorate the lack of replay value in the first game. If you want to unlock the 30 characters in the game you will have to spend at least some time dungeon crawling.


Speaking of the characters here is an initial list based on who we’ve seen fighting so far:








Rock Lee











In addition to these there are generic ninja for Naruto to pummel, Chiyo and Kabuto who appear in the story mode. Since Kabuto was playable in Naruto Shippuden: Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX 2, I suspect he will be playable in Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Retsuden II. Time will if Chiyo will be playable in Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Retsuden II, which will be another first for Tomy’s take on Naruto fighting games.


Now that you've seen the trailer and know a little more about the game will you give the Shinobi Retsuden series a second chance with the second game?  

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  • des

    Yo Spence, is it allowed to post scans here :O? (If not just delete my comment please :).

    Scans from the last vjump (5/08).

    Confirming some new characters.

    For me the game looks almost like a exact copy of GNT EX 2 (so I think the roster might be identical too, despite Naruto/Sasuke as released forms not as starting forms).


  • TacoBeaver

    *slaps Spence*
    NO MORE CHANCES!!!!!!!
    plus my parents dont let me import games T^T

  • TacoBeaver

    now that I saw the trailer its on the list with GNT:EX2 in naruto games Ill ever buy

  • seiya19

    I´m interested. I haven´t played the 1st one yet (and I think I will eventually, despite the bad comments) but I have played most Gekitou Ninja Taisen games and I like them. And as you said, this one looks much better than Shinobi Retsuden/Ninja Destiny… By the way, thanks for the scans des.

  • ttora

    I’m tempted but i’m still under the shock of the first one. I’ve already played the Narutimett series so the RPG mode is nothing new for me… Takara Tomy will have to put more into this… a gameplay for example…

  • Aoshi00

    Wow, look at those kids go, their deadly stares :)

    Jokes aside, the commercial looks great, though I have my doubt given the negative reviews of the first game. I used to love all the Gekitou Ninja Taisen on the Gamecube, now they’re rushing out Naruto games like there’s no tomorrow w/ questionable quality.. Actually not that many handheld Naruto games are great..

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