you've played Naruto: Path of the Ninja for Nintendo DS, you were likely wishing it had been designed for the DS from the ground up. Originally developed for the Game Boy Advance in Japan, Path of the Ninja was limited by old technology, forcing the developers to think narrowly when porting the game to another platform.
Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2 won't be coming to Nintendo's dinosaur handheld. It won't appear on any machine except Nintendo DS. Thus, you can expect a much-improved gameplay experience along with several other advancements the developers wanted to implement.
"Thirty characters – that's the number of playable characters," said Glenn Stotz, Product Specialist at Tomy Corporation. "The number of characters you'll encounter [but not play as] is much larger than that. A player on one game save will be able to have 29 characters. The reason being is, toward the end of the story, you have the option to pick between two characters. A single save cannot have both, so you have to choose which one you want."