Japanime Games Reveals Naruto: Ninja Arena
Japanime Games has announced another partnership with Don’t Panic Games to bring Naruto: Ninja Arena to wider audiences beyond just Europe. Japanime previously worked with Don’t Panic Games on the release of Cowboy Bebop: Space Serenade earlier this year.
Naruto: Ninja Arena is a competitive, fast-paced game all about simultaneous dice rolling for 2-4 players, ages 10 and up. You and your opponents all take on characters in the Naruto universe battling it out in real-time to be the last ninja standing. Every character has their own abilities and each player has their own dice pools. As a round starts, all players roll their dice at the same time, trying to match symbols on their dice with symbols on their character boards based on what character abilities they have. As players activate abilities, they will mark their opponents for potential, future damage. Once a player has correctly collected the necessary symbols for their ultimate, special ability, they’ll slap an Uzumaki spiral in the center of the board to signify this, and the damage is dealt. In this brief pause, the player who slapped the spiral last will take extra damage and the players will resolve the effects. This damage is applied based on the markers distributed by players activating their abilities.
Naruto: Ninja Arena is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2021.