Tencent Games, together with co-developers Namco Bandai and CyberConnect2, held a major press conference for Naruto Online a few day ago in Tokyo, Japan. A new phase for Naruto Online (only in China) will begin in November, the same month the Naruto manga ends after 15 years.
Representatives explained that Naruto will not really end, as the world will continue to be expanded and touched on through media such as new movies and games. The legacy of Naruto will live on! Also announced was the development of a Naruto mobile game handled by Tencent Games as well.
Some development numbers were revealed for Naruto Online, which include 178 maps, each taking 15 days to complete; 9 story chapters, each taking 3 months; 572 audio effects, each character taking 7 days. Much effort is really put into developing this browser game, which I played recently.