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D3Publisher of America Announces E3 Lineup

D3Publisher of America will showcase titles for gamers of all ages at this year’s E3, taking place from May 10-12, 2006. The company’s line-up includes titles based on popular entertainment brands such as VIZ Media’s hit anime series Shonen Jump’s Naruto coming to Nintendo systems, Cartoon Network Enterprises’ Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, and Flushed Away from DreamWorks Animation and Aardman, as well as innovative offerings for the PlayStation Portable that include Dead Head Fred and WTF: Work Time Fun.

Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 – Presented by D3PA and TOMY Corporation and developed exclusively for Nintendo GameCube, Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 follows the incredibly popular first installment, Naruto: Clash of Ninja. The second game will offer non-stop ninja style combat action for 1-4 players where gamers choose to play as one of 23 total available characters. All-new multi-player modes will engage players in frantic simultaneous four player battles and single-player modes will offer more gameplay choices than before with survival and timed attack modes that allow players to showcase their taijutsu and special jutsu abilities. Developed by 8ing, Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 is anticipated for release in September 2006.

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Naruto: Ninja Council 2 – Presented by D3PA and Tomy Corporation and developed exclusively for the Game Boy Advance by Aspect, Naruto: Ninja Council 2 builds on the storyline of Naruto: Ninja Council and will allow players to switch between three unique characters on the fly to strategically conquer each challenging level. All-new multiplayer modes offer head-to-head action or cooperative play for up to four players. Naruto: Ninja Council 2 is anticipated for release in Fall 2006.

Dead Head Fred – Created specifically for the PSP system, Dead Head Fred draws players into an original alternative reality as private dectective Fred Neuman, savagely murdered and then resurrected in a scientific experiment gone awry without his memory or his head. Players will embark on a quest for vengeance as they solve their own murder by using the severed heads of enemies to battle their way through environments designed to showcase each head’s unique abilities. Dead Head Fred revolutionizes the gameplay experience on the PSP system by offering a dynamic camera that immerses players in the action without having to control a manual camera. Dead Head Fred is anticipated for release in Q1 2007.