Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 was officially announced on June 24, 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A new feature called "The Ultimate Decision" will be added, in which players can choose what path to walk in the game (such as if the player want to start a battle in normal or awakened state). Hack and Slash battles akin to Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Impact will also be implemented as does the giant boss battles from previous Storm games (which was removed in Generations). Character's Awakening modes can also be activated any time during battle, at the cost of the chakra bar shrinking. It is slated to be released in Spring, 2013. The game's storyline will start with a flashback of the Nine Tails Invasion then flash-forward to the events of the Five Kage Summit arc, after which it will mainly center around the Fourth Great Shinobi World War arc.
trailer revealed during Tokyo Games Show 2012.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will be available on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013.
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Genre: 3D Fighting
Number of Players: 1 to 2 (Unconfirmed)
Platforms: PS3 / 360
North American Release Date: Spring 2013
Japanese Release Date: Spring 2013
European Release Date: Spring 2013
The Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series, known in Japan as the Naruto: Narutimate series (ＮＡＲＵＴＯ－ナルト－ ナルティメットシリーズ Naruto: Narutimetto shirīzu?), is a series of fighting games, based on the popular manga and anime series Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto, for the PlayStation 2. They were developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Namco Bandai. The series includes three games based on the first part of the Naruto story, which were then followed by two titles based on Naruto Shippūden, as well as spinoffs and a sequel for the PlayStation Portable, and a follow-up title for the PlayStation 3 entitled Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm. The release of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 marked the first game in the series to appear on a console outside the Sony PlayStation brand (Xbox 360) in addition to being released on the PlayStation 3. In January 2012, Namco Bandai announced that they have sold 10 million Naruto games worldwide, including 1.9 million units in Asia, 4.3 million in North America, and 3.8 million in Europe.
In the Ultimate Ninja Series line, the player controls one of the characters within the Naruto anime and manga. The simple goal is to fight the opposing character and to win by reducing their health to zero. The catch to this goal is the vast amount of weapons that appear to the characters as the battle progresses (along with items which could potentially heal the player or the opponent). Along with the various weapons available to the characters, they also have their various special abilities taken straight from the series (Naruto Uzumaki's Rasengan or Sasuke Uchiha's Chidori, for example). To use these attacks, however, the player must have the required chakra as indicated by the "chakra bars" located under the players health. Using the technique drains the chakra bar (which can be regained through various methods, including special, character specific methods for some characters). These special techniques are not performed in real-time, however; once successfully executed, a cinematic takes place, where the player either has to fill a bar to a specific level or hit buttons illustrated in the corner of the screen faster than their opponent to assure the attack is at its full strength. All characters can use the substitution jutsu, although some characters use different versions (two variants of Substitution exist; one which evades normal attacks, and another which begins a tug-of-war like minigame after juggling an opponent). Also, some characters have specific transformations available to them (such as Sasuke's Curse Mark of Heaven with the right amount of chakra or, in the later games, by successfully executing their special technique). The first two games of the Ultimate Ninja series let players execute three different secret technique attacks using three different Chakra levels (red, purple, and blue, in order of weakest to strongest), two different signature techniques, and a wide variety of kicks, punches, and throws. However, in Ultimate Ninja 3, players are only allowed to use one secret technique attack, besides the other attacks and techniques. To compensate for this, players will be allowed to select the secret technique of their choice before each battle, but not all secret techniques will be made available at the start of the game. Different secret techniques must be obtained through story mode and completing missions.
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