STORY: This game uses an original story based around the Naruto universe. It takes place in the nation of Kyouseikagure, the unified land of the Five Shinobi Nations. The Fourth Ninja War erupts, with three different sides. Team 1 consists of the residents of Leaf Village (which has become the capital of Kyouseikagure) and are fighting to potect the peace of their kingdom. Team 2 consists of ninja that live amongst the smaller villages, and are fighting because of the extreme class gap that has developed between those in the five greatest cities (the Five Ninja villages) and everyone else in the country. Team 3 consists of ninja from the future (basically, the shippuden characters) fighting both sides to prevent the war from bringing about the annihilation of the entire country.
CHARACTERS: Each team consists of 11 members, making a grand total of 33 playable characters. The full roster can be found here.
GAMEPLAY: This game is meant to play much like the hack n' slash series Dynasty Warriors. You run around on the map overworld, chasing down enemies. Then, in the battle mode, you singlehanded break through wave after wave of bad guys. What will start as a handful will end up as dozens before the game is over. You will fight them in a variety of locales, from the streets of the Leaf Village to the vast deserts of the Land of Wind. Your goal is to be the ultimate ninja, the one man army that changes the tide of war for your army.
To enter battles, you simply get near opponents and activate the battle key. If there are enemies within your range box (size differs for some characters), than all enemies and allies are drawn into battle. After defeating all opponents, you go back to the overworld and continue the level. If you are defeated, well... that's not something you want to happen. Allies and enemies can fight each other on the overworld. You must enter battle mode to fight.
A system new to the second demo allows you to give commands to your allies. You cannot control exactly what they do, but you can order them to charge and attack the nearest enemy, move to a location of your choice, or follow you. You use this by pressing W to bring up the command cursor, then dragging a box over the character you want.
Naruto Empires Beta Title Screen.
Kakashi Gathering Energy...
Sasuke's Level Two Special: Pheonix Flower!
---Enter - Select Game Mode
---A - Select Team and Character
---W - Deslect Team and Character
---Arrow Keys - Cycle through choices
---Arrow Keys - Movement
---A - Enter Battle with nearby opponents/Select ally commands
---W - Ally Command System
---W - Select Special Move(Push button 1, 2, or 3 times or Special Move level 1-3 respectively)
---A - Attack/Aerial Attack/Use Special Move
---D - Throw Kunai
---C - Charge energy
---Arrow Keys - Movement/Jump (up to 3 times depending on character and items/powerups)
SPECIAL MOVES: You push W, then A. The number of times you push W corresponds to which level special attack. Sasuke will be used as an example.
W, A - Lion Combo. Sasuke warps to the closest opponent and does a powerful series of strikes on them.
W, W, A - Pheonix Flower. Sasuke unleashes a barrage of fireballs.
W, W, W, A - Chidori . Sasuke gathers electricity into his hand, then charges at his enemy and pierces them with it.
DEMO 1: This demo contains one level with two enemies and one ally. The three selectable characters are Kakashi (Team 1), Sasuke (Team 2), and TS Naruto (Team 3). Click here to download demo 1.
DEMO 2: This demo contains TS Naruto as both the playable and enemies. Your allies are common ninja. It has one level, but showcases the enhanced engine in both fighting and ally command system. Click here to download demo 2.
DEMO 3: Demo 2 has a bug that caused the game to crash after a certain amount of playtime. It has been fixed in demo 3. There are also four new characters from Team 3. Click here to play demo 3.
GAME DEVELOPMENT FORUM: http://narutoempires...g.com/index.htm
MAP MAKER: I thought some people might find it fun to play around with the map maker we are using. With all of the tiles available, you can make lots of impressive things, both large and small. Feel free to PM me any cool maps and they might just end as extra mission maps. Just make sure that you save the map using Ctrl+S and NOT the Save button. Click here to download.
Edited by Kilik 64, 08 February 2010 - 09:23 PM.