By Jenna Pitcher on Oct 24, 2013 10.24.13
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, CyberConnect2's upcoming anime-styled fighting game, is now available for Windows PC via Steam for $39.99. The game, which originally launched on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America on March 5, includes over 80 combatants featured in the Naruto Shippuden anime series. As well as the core game, the Windows PC release includes 100 new missions, 38 costumes from the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 DLC packs and an additional chapter based on Itachi's intentions to crack the Reanimation forbidden technique. The Windows PC release also features "revamped" cinematics and Sage mode Kabuto as a playable character in versus mode.
By kevingifford on Apr 10, 2013 04.10.13
A quick look at the highlights among the games coming out in Japan this coming week, courtesy the review pages of Famitsu magazine: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm (10/10/10/9, 39 out of 40 points): The CyberConnect2-developed Naruto: Ultimate Ninja fighting games always score massive points in Famitsu's reviews, and this latest one — which actually came out in the US and Europe a few weeks before the Japan debut — is no exception. "Thanks to new battle system features like chain attacks, Awakenings, and ring-outs, there's a lot more of a tactical aspect here," wrote editor Atsuhiro Fujiwara. "The sense of speed is exceptional, and I like the expanded character lineup as well. Load times are an occasional concern with story mode, but in terms of showing off the plot and keeping...
By John Funk on Mar 06, 2013 03.06.13
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. ...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Feb 18, 2013 02.18.13
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.
By Dave Tach on Feb 12, 2013 02.12.13
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, CyberConnect2's upcoming anime-styled fighting game, will arrive as a demo Feb. 19 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Europe and Australia and at an undetermined date in North America, according to a pair of tweets on the publisher's official U.K. Twitter account and a confirmation from a Namco Bandai representative. The publisher announced in early January that CyberConnect2's supersaturated fighting game, which includes over 80 combatants culled from the Naruto Shippuden anime series, is set for a March 5 release in North America. A demo is also headed to Japan on Feb. 19, according to a post on the game's official Facebook page. "No word on a North American demo at this time, although we wouldn't be surprised if it also releases on the same...
By Dave Tach on Jan 04, 2013 01.04.13
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.