Naruto: Naiteki Kensei is a free stand alone game that offers a unique fast-paced experience based on the hit Japanese anime Naruto. Players are able to compete online using a system that combines aspects of a third-person shooter and an action-based fighter to provide a new thrilling experience. The system includes casting clever and powerful Jutsus, stringing together Melee combos, evasive acrobatic free-form Movement, and utilizing an array of Weapons with multiple functions all seamlessly.

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Sakura's has mighty strong hands, and mighty strong legs! The 3rd part to our Sakura's update!

Posted by imkongkong on Sep 3rd, 2009

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Welcome to Friday Update #68!

F ollowing up last weeks update with Sakuras Power Punch we should you the second part of our three week update with her Power Kick!


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W hile designing Sakura it became quite clear that her specialty would be melee. Having no long range abilities or any other means of damaging opponents from a distance without weapons left her at a big disadvantage that we needed to balance out. The Power Punch was a good addition to her abilities that allowed her not only to deal massive damage, but also separate opponents from each other by launching one into the distance. This ability made Sakura one of our most dangerous characters even during 2 on 1 fights!

Not surprisingly Sakura became the first character others would try to bring down quickly before she could do any serious damage. She needed something else that could get her out of tight situations and regain control of the fight even with multiple opponents chasing her. Power Kick was our answer to this problem! With a mighty heel drop Sakura shatters the ground sending all nearby opponents tumbling away in a shock wave of debris!

Power Kick is a great move to get out of tight situations. As with power punch though, not landing the attack leaves you open to an opponents retaliation. It should also be mentioned that this ability only affects enemies on the ground. Fighting a clever ninja who successfully times a jump during your attack could prove most troublesome!


Sorry for the long wait and see you next week! Be sure to check out the Media Round Up thread for your chance to gain early access to NNK!

- The NNK Team

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Headl3ss
Headl3ss Sep 3 2009, 3:07pm says:

Nice update, looking 4ward to the release.

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DOLBYdigital
DOLBYdigital Sep 3 2009, 3:30pm says:

Nice work team.
I like how this move looks and love the ground damage.
I do wonder how long the animation is though since it may give people too much time to jump away. Either way great job!

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Dra6o0n
Dra6o0n Sep 3 2009, 4:08pm says:

But what about those standing on the walls? You can't just stand on a side of the wall and stomp it... Gravity will prevent you from doing that...

Maybe shockwaves can use used on any surface as long as certain requirements are met?

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Kaimaru
Kaimaru Sep 4 2009, 1:45am replied:

Technically gravity would be preventing them from walking on walls as well :P

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farcry15w00t
farcry15w00t Sep 3 2009, 7:56pm says:

so why did it take 2 weeks?

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Samuk
Samuk Sep 3 2009, 9:06pm replied:

Don't complain, NNK is the most frequently updated mod on moddb. I admire the developers love to the community.

Missing 1 week out of 69 isn't to bad.

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Minuit
Minuit Sep 4 2009, 4:24pm replied:

Farcry.

15.

W00t.

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Knight_Ken
Knight_Ken Sep 3 2009, 9:59pm says:

Very nice screen, very interresting!!
Looks like a new game, waiting it.

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