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Publisher IceGames Co. Ltd has today detailed the new
Formation Interface giving players more battle options than ever
before in Naruto team-combat MMO, Naruto Saga.
Available now on the Games.la portal, Naruto Saga brings a fresh
set of gameplay experiences into the world of the fabled Naruto
anime series. Combining tactical one-on-one battle systems with
quick time events (QTEs), dynamic quest systems based on Naruto
plots, powerful Beast Summoning, exciting Arena PK and mysterious
Ninja Transformation features, Naruto Saga gives players immense
freedom while challenging them to use wisdom and courage to
overcome obstacles as they strive to become the top ninja in the
Players are given 10 different types of ninjas to partner them
in battle, each with their own unique skills benefits. Any 3
characters can be taken into battle as partners, where players can
assign their team skills and set them up in formations for
Available now, the new Formation Interface provides ninjas with
a variety of tactical options before, during, and after battle
– all wrapped up in a clean, intuitive layout.
Ninja types are grouped into categories to streamline selection,
and active members are highlighted for quick reference in the heat
of battle. Using the Partners Position Array, players can switch
their characters position with ease at any moment, and it's even
possible to enhance partner skills with a few simple clicks;
lending a dynamic tactical edge to Naruto Saga's intense team
Ninjas can also recruit new partners within the new Formation
Interface, which they should do regularly to keep their team fresh
and enemies on their toes.
Partners are recruited by spending Recruit Points, although
Ingots and Coupons can also be used if players find themselves
short. The recruitment process is a game of chance: players are
presented with a selection of face-down cards, which they must
choose one to turn over. If a desirable character is revealed and
the player has enough Card Shards to recruit them, they instantly
join the team.
Potential partners are divided into 4 types: S-rank, A-rank,
B-rank and C-rank. The higher the level, the higher the power they
bring to combat.
With careful team selection and formation set ups, players can
guarantee that every characters ability is used to its most