Atari has today announced that Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 for PlayStation 2 is to be released across Europe in September.

Based in the Naruto universe, popularised by the anime TV show, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 boasts the largest ever selection of playable ninja characters, brand new game modes and unprecedented immersion into the Naruto world.

The game's main mode, Ultimate Contest, is set in Leaf Village where the All-Out-Ninja Tournament is being held between the rival Leaf and Sand ninja. The winner will be crowned Hokage and will be able to put forward a new rule for the Leaf Village - a power that must not fall into the wrong hands.

40 playable characters from the hit TV show are available to select, including Naruto, Sasuke, Itachi, The Hokages, The Sound Ninja 4 and many more.

Also unique to Ultimate Ninja 3 is Hero's History mode, which enables players to participate in major events and battles from the anime series.

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 for PlayStation 2 is scheduled for release across Europe in September.