Naruto: Rise of a Ninja

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Naruto: Rise of a Ninja
Naruto Rise of a ninja
Video game info
Playable on Xbox 360
Release Date
English October 30, 2007
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Naruto: Rise of a Ninja is an Xbox 360-exclusive video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal, making it the first Naruto game to be developed by a non-Japanese company.



A screenshot from the game Naruto (Konoha 3D).

The game itself consists of two major game play modes: one-on-one fighting and RPG, where Konoha serves as a main hub to access various missions players can go on. The main story mode alternates between these two modes, and takes place from the beginning of the series to the end of the Invasion of Konoha arc (episodes 01-80 of the anime), with included side quests . It features game play similar to that of a 3D platformer, like jumping acrobatically from rooftop to rooftop or racing through checkpoints, as well as having one-on-one brawls much like the Naruto: Clash of Ninja series. Like with most Naruto games, it features cel-shaded graphics.The game also allows online versus multiplayer via Xbox Live, titled "The Forest of Death", enabling you to play with your friends. You start off choosing a character, and defeating other opponents to rank up and eventually gain points to complete the exam. If the player is defeated, they must begin from the bottom of the table all over again, but the points are still kept. Offline play, and two-player versus mode are also available.

The game supports downloadable content. Chōji, Temari, the Third Hokage and Jiraiya come bundled in packs of two: Chōji and Temari, Third Hokage and Jiraiya. Each bundle also comes with two new maps/arenas. Each pack is 500 Microsoft Points which is $6.25. Shikamaru is free, but you must be registered to Ubisoft and you link your Xbox Live to Ubisoft account. Downloadable content also adds an additional achievement for each character played in the Forest of Death. Currently, the game has 37 achievements with a maximum of 1075 gamer points.


Based almost directly on the first three arcs of the anime, the story follows the trials and tribulations of a young boy, Naruto Uzumaki, from his time at the Academy to his big blow-out battle with Gaara.

Playable Characters



The game has met generally good reviews from critics. Its Metacritic aggregate score is 78, indicating "generally favourable reviews".[1] One main example of praise is from IGN, awarding the game 8.4/10 and stating 'the first great Naruto game' (despite giving praise to past games in the Naruto franchise). In addition to winning the best fighting game award at E3 2007, it was also praised for having a simple but fun and fast fighting engine. The game though was slightly criticised for giving players an abridged story, and many characters not being in the story as well.

Character Appearances

  • Nine Tails
  • Minato Namikaze (Cutscene only)
  • Gamabunta
  • Naruto Uzumaki
  • Bekko (Cutscene only)
  • Iruka Umino
  • Mizuki
  • Ibara (Cutscene only)
  • Tsubaki (Cutscene only)
  • Hiruzen Sarutobi
  • Iwana Akane (Cutscene only)
  • Yajirobee (Cutscene only)
  • Teuchi
  • Moegi
  • Ebisu
  • Konohamaru Sarutobi
  • Kakashi Hatake
  • Sakura Haruno
  • Sasuke Uchiha
  • Tazuna
  • Gozu (Cutscene only)
  • Meizu (Cutscene only)
  • Gato (Cutscene only)
  • Zabuza Momochi
  • Haku
  • Kusabi (Cutscene only)
  • Inari (Cutscene only)
  • Tsunami (Cutscene only)
  • Giichi (Cutscene only)
  • Agari (Cutscene only)
  • Gaara
  • Izumo Kamizuki
  • Anko Mitarashi
  • Oboro
  • Kagari
  • Mubi
  • Neji Hyuga
  • Kiba Inuzuka
  • Akamaru
  • Rock Lee
  • Orochimaru
  • Shiore (Cutscene only)
  • Dosu Kinuta (Cutscene only)
  • Zaku Abumi (Cutscene only)
  • Kin Tsuchi (Cutscene only)
  • Kotetsu Hagane
  • Hayate Gekko
  • Ino Yamanaka (Cutscene only)
  • Shikamaru Nara (Cutscene only)
  • Choji Akimichi (Cutscene only)
  • Shino Aburame (Cutscene only)
  • Kankuro (Cutscene only)
  • Temari (Cutscene only)
  • Yoroi Akado (Cutscene only)
  • Tenten (Cutscene only)
  • Misumi Tsurugi (Cutscene only)
  • Hinata Hyuga (Cutscene only)
  • Kurenai Yuhi (Cutscene only)
  • Asuma Sarutobi (Cutscene only)
  • Might Guy (Cutscene only)
  • Mitate (Cutscene only)
  • Iyashi (Cutscene only)
  • Shukaku
  • Fourth Kazekage (Mentioned in cutscene only)
  • Jiraiya
  • Gama (Cutscene only)
  • Genma Shiranui
  • Hiashi Hyuga (Cutscene only)
  • Hizashi Hyuga (Cutscene only)
  • Aoba Yamashiro (Cutscene only)
  • Three Giant Snakes (Cutscene only)
  • Baki (Cutscene only)
  • Jirobo (Cutscene only)
  • Kidomaru (Cutscene only)
  • Sakon and Ukon (Cutscene only)
  • Tayuya (Cutscene only)
  • Yashamaru (Cutscene only)
  • Gamakichi (Cutscene only)
  • Itachi Uchiha (Cutscene only)
  • Kisame Hoshigaki (Cutscene only)


Exclusive Shikamaru download (which was free) caused games to freeze when hitting a trip wire or log, while also rendering the Japanese voicepack non-functional. These have been solved through a patch in the Jiraiya and Sarutobi Hiruzen download (both trial and full version).[2]

According to sources, Rock Lee's finishing move (Omote Renge) was removed due to unequal results in both online and offline play, but Ubisoft has said it will restore this in a free firmware patch.

In addition, there are bugs within the achievements for the two new downloadable characters packs, meaning players cannot achieve the 60G promised when completing the exam with these four characters.


  • For some unknown reason, many characters such as the Third Hokage, Jiraiya, Konohamaru, Moegi and Iruka's voice actors were replaced in this game. On the other hand, Jiraiya retrieved his original voice actor in the sequel, Naruto: The Broken Bond.


  1. Metacritic - Rise of a Ninja Reviews
  2. Ubisoft Solution Center: Answer ID #12181

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