In Namco Bandai's latest game based on long-running anime and manga series Naruto, all is not well in the ninja world.
Major villain Madara Uchiha and his followers have kicked off the fourth great ninja war, and it's up to the heroes and their ninja alliance to stop him. Boasting the "largest character roster ever" in an Ultimate Ninja game, Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 allows players to replay scenes and battles from the series and potentially have the characters make different choices this time around.
Written and drawn by Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto is a long-running fighting manga first published in 1999 about the adventures of an outcast young boy in a ninja village. It was adapted into an anime in 2002, and its sequel upon which the game is based, Naruto Shippuden, first aired in 2007.
The latest trailer for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, the upcoming anime-styled fighting game from CyberConnect2, offers glimpse at the game's story mode and many characters.
The game is a spin-off of the anime series of the same name and focuses on the Fourth Great Ninja War. Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will include the series' largest roster yet with more than 80 playable characters, challenge stages and multiplayer modes. Check out the trailer above to see versus matches, story teasers and more.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is slated for release March 5 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A demo will be released in Japan Feb. 19, with European and North American dates shortly after.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, CyberConnect2's anime-inspired fighting game, is set for a March 5 release in the Americas, according to a press release from publisher Namco Bandai.
The fighting game includes over 80 playable characters, one-versus-many challenge stages and multiplayer modes. The campaign centers on the Naruto Shippuden anime series' Fourth Great Ninja War storyline, and the first run of retail discs for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game will include a trading card and a code to download a Dragon Ball Z costume.
You can check out a trailer above that was released today alongside the announcement. Naruto Powerful Shippuden, which is based on a spin-off of the anime series, is headed to Nintendo 3DS in March.