Tomy Corporation has released new pictures and gameplay footage of the three Sand Siblings Gaara, Temari and Kankuro, their sensei Baki, and Chiyo (who makes his first appearance in the Clash of Ninja series).
Additional details were released for the VS. mode, the 4 player tag team mode allows 2 teams to fight it out while the new Wi-Fi Battle Mode allows for online fighting.
Another gameplay addition is Latent Ninja Powers, a feature that allows for a special jutsu or technique when the player is close to losing their game due to low energy (SNK used this feature in the Art of Fighting series for the readers that are arcade fans).
Here are some individual character details pulled from the press release:
Gaara is a highly defensive character whose latent ninja powers accentuate his defenses. In latent ninja mode, Gaara can block any type of attack in a neutral pose; even jutsus that would normally be “unblockable.” New in Clash of Ninja Revolution 3, Gaara also has a special sand coffin counter jutsu that can be activated during block stun.
Temari’s wind abilities control the space around her on the battlefield, and account for not only her high damage output to enemies, but also for her own safety. Even when blocked, the wind that Temari expels with her giant fan pushes enemies away from her, giving her more breathing room to attack from a distance.
Kankuro is a puppet master and utilizes this skill for his attacks. Kankuro does not throw his opponents – his puppets do. This means that the throw command can be executed even when Kankuro is airborne.
Baki has wind-based abilities that linger on screen after they are unleashed. These are helpful in creating situations where he can sandwich an opponent between attacks, and unleash the imminent damage of the tornados he sets out.
Chiyo is one of the most unique characters in the game, and a completely new addition to the Clash of Ninja roster. All of her attacks are done through the use of her two puppets. The strong attacks control one puppet, while the weak attacks control the other. She also has a chakra shield which allows her to block any type of attack in exchange for draining her chakra gauge.
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