Naruto "Ultimate Ninja Blazing" has been trademarked by Bandai Namco Europe. Back in September, Namco trademarked various Naruto titles from Narutimate Wars, Narutimate Blazing and a few others. In English all be the titles for Ultimate Ninja.
At first glance you might think it would be a new Naruto game or DLC but after more information a has come out. It is starting to look like it will be a new game that will hit mobile devices. I am not against the idea of a mobile Naruto game, but that does make me worry what kind of game it will be. In a day where most mobile games are free to play with tons of micro-transaction, that limit the experience of the game by removing features and gameplay elements in order to make more money. I am not saying they are doing this, but I worry that its always the possibility.
The trademark listing has a description that points to a mobile game:
"Downloadable computer programs for mobile phones; computer programs; computer game programs; downloadable computer programs and additional data for computer games; computer programs and its additional data, all for consumer video game machines [downloadable]; electronic circuits, CD-ROMs or other memory media, all recorded with programs for hand-held game machines with liquid crystal displays; computer programs and its additional data, for hand-held game machines with liquid crystal displays [downloadable]; downloadable music or sound files through Internet or mobile phone communication; downloadable image or movie files through Internet or mobile phone communication; downloadable electronic publications.
Providing images or movies through Internet or mobile phone communication; providing movies through the Internet; providing sound or music through Internet or mobile phone communication; providing games through Internet or mobile phone communication."
Namco has already released mobile games for Dragon Ball Z that has already seen millions of downloads and has been successful on both Android and IOS phones. So when will Ultimate Ninja Blazing come out? Well I would assume pretty soon, if it is being trademarked specially at this point.
Does a mobile Naruto game sound worth while?