Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Shaping Up for 2013
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The sequel to Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is in development and is due to hit next year.

The news comes via a scan of Japanese mag Shonen Jump and would appear to reveal that Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is in the works at CyberConnect2, with a 2013 release date.

The image (below) shows Nine-Tails along with Naruto in Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, as well as the Third Hokage battling Nine-Tails and the Fourth Hokage fighting against a masked Tobi. 

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 came out in October 2010. Our own Lee (the other one) gave it 86 and said it’s “wonderful to look at, brilliant fun to play and is easily the best anime related title out there.”

Let's hope the sequel can live up to its predecessor.

[Thanks, Leland | Via Saiyan Island]


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Comment #1 by Senkei88
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 07:48:07 AM
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Just let the story be like Storm 2 and the gameplay (with Jutsu Clashes) like Storm 1 and it's fine. Ouh and more, new chracter pls ^^

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Comment #2 by BLQQDCQRE
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 08:01:10 AM
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I can't wait until they make a My Horse and Me 3!

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Comment #3 by XxStuartxX 1990
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 08:04:26 AM
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I really wish they would put this much effort into the DBZ games....

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Comment #4 by BLQQDCQRE
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 08:05:37 AM
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Lee Bradley, the author of this article and many, annoys the sh*t out of me, his picture seems to be rude and staring me down in every article. He could of atleast smiled, why is he so upset? Job not good enough?

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Comment #5 by Pooly93
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 08:09:02 AM
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This looks good, have to get it after giving Generations a miss.

Also #4 grow up. Boohoo you don't like his picture, now piss off.

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Comment #6 by Nami
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 08:11:56 AM
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@4 LOL Yeah Lee why don't you smile more often? How can we feel happy reading your articles with that "Rude" look on your face!!?!?! shame on you

OT. I still need to play generations although I hear bad things about it might wait until it drops in price.

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Comment #7 by Senkei88
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 08:14:07 AM
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#6 The game is fine, just the players are making the game bad. Spamming n stuff.

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Comment #8 by BLQQDCQRE
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 08:19:13 AM
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Number 7,
Players are what make the game not the creators. Dumb ass.

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Comment #9 by Jaganboy
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 08:24:01 AM
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@6 - Generations is not worth it if you played Storm 2. I love Naruto, but Generations really felt like an add-on to Storm 2 (not counting boss battle removal).

On topic: I probably will get this but I'd like to know more about the game first. Would the story continue till the end, or some point during the war (hopefully it's the former)?

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Comment #10 by Senkei88
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 08:30:10 AM
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#9 You're right, but the fighting system (sub-bars included to avoide sub spamming and other little changes) is the huge change that makes the whole game different (in my opinion). Generations is just Storm 2 with sub-bars and characters from Storm 1. ^^

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Comment #11 by OldStyle91
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 08:40:07 AM
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Since this game will most likely contain the current Fourth Shinobi World War this is a definite must buy for me.

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Comment #12 by batts456
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 08:58:49 AM
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This is going to have some massive battles in it. Looks like another Pre-order!

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Comment #13 by KING D3RBAL
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 09:08:48 AM
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@9 It was noted a while back that a true Ninja storm sequel wouldnt happen until then end of the next major story arc in the manga and with no spoilers i can say this the arc that we are in is drawing to a close and more than likely NS3 will play the whole thing.

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Comment #14 by DJSeth227
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 09:12:52 AM
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@9 Generations only did one thing to me , JUST FOR THE SHEER AMOUNT OF CHARACTERS it is the perfect fighting game for my house , better than street fighter or mortal combat , BEFORE YOU START BASHING ON ME..............naruto is fun and easy to use so anyone can pick up the controller and in 5 matches be playing at a decent level , so anyone that comes over to my place has characters he/she recognizes and is easy to jump in.
Story wise it was crap for someone who is reading the manga or watching anime , i Hope Storm 3 lets me use all the 10+ characters shown in the latest arc

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Comment #15 by BLQQDCQRE
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 09:15:09 AM
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It's going to be a good game, everybody needs to relax. If you don't feel this is going to be good, then go play the kinect version.

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Comment #16 by GodsmacKam
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 09:22:05 AM
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They focused TOO much on online in NUNSG and it was still shit...they need to go back to what made the game GOOD in the first place, online ISNT everything, I miss Jutsu clashes, over-the-top cutscene Jutsus, and i'm not saying they shouldn't focus on online, I used to be top 5 IN nuns2, until all the xp glitches etc, but dont focus on the online so much that it ruins what made the game good in the first place

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Comment #17 by tysonrss
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:19:18 AM
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Heh, "live up"? Hopefully it surpasses. The second one was boring.

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Comment #18 by Icefist1
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:35:02 AM
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I love this series, one of the greatest adaptations of an anime powerhouse, I have great expectations for what the future holds on this one!

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Comment #19 by cursednaruto
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:35:16 AM
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Generations was bullshit they showed people fighting and people got their hopes up but storm 3 should be the love child of storm 1 and 2

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Comment #20 by CoregBlue1
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:45:31 AM
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everyone saying generations was bullshit is mad that button mashing doesn´t work anymore and getting their asses kicked online, the battle system advanced. it has much more depth now and the 4 substitutes rule is great.

battle system should be the same+more characters+bigger story+QTEs.

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Comment #21 by VectorUSS
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:26:20 AM
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I hope they make the other Jinchuriki playable in this game that would awesome

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Comment #22 by EliteShadowMan
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:28:44 AM
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Can we ban blqqdcqre yet?

Naruto games are fun, so its a buy for me.

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Comment #23 by toonski
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 02:54:56 PM
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i can wait for this game i hope it covers the latest arc in the manga with the 5th coffin and the power the shinobi processes shown in 589. manga readers will know what im on about :D

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Comment #24 by toonski
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 02:56:31 PM
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i cant wait* typo error lol

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Comment #25 by alpha17
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 04:34:10 PM
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Excited for this game, though I'm not sure if I should still keep playing Storm 2 so I don't get rusty or Generations so I don't get rusty. Both are totally different games when it comes to how you need to play them to win, so I'm not sure which I should go with. Oh well will just wait and see.

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Comment #26 by DeadMan634
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 05:19:33 PM
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@#23 I believe it will cover the 4th shinobi war and up to the end of the shippuden series.. (I think) I can't wait for this game. :)

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Comment #27 by Shadowoso323
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 06:00:16 PM
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i own part 1 and 2 and i still need to play generations, but i'll wait until the price goes down. Now that part 3 is coming out, im gonna start watching the anime where i left off.

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Comment #28 by shywhitefox
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 07:38:37 PM
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i wonder if this game will have alternate outfits from the "road to ninja" movie i would love playing as hinata in that outfit but keep her personality the same shy and super sexy always wins in my books

anyway if its like NUNS 2 it will go as far as the japanese episodes are regardless of how far behind the dub is and since the anime is probably what 15-20 episodes behind the manga (not counting potential extensions in battles or possible fillers) it will probably go as far the end of the war or end prematurely at an important part

really hoping it has the best parts of NUNS 1 and 2 mixed into 1 since generations felt like it was half of what 2 was but still very fun to play

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Comment #29 by Qofi
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 12:56:02 AM
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@8: I'm sorry, I read what you wrote, but I can't believe that that's realy what you meant. What?

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Comment #30 by knightly64
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 02:04:56 AM
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In my opinion Storm 2 had a much better campaign than Generations. However Generations has this sheer number of utterly bad-ass characters that are ridiculously fun to just grab a couple friends and do vs. matches. If you play for the campaign Generations was dissapointing and I do hope that Storm 3 has a campaign more like number 2. However Generations is still worth a look for any Naruto fan.

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Comment #31 by Shikamaru FTW
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 03:29:15 AM
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I do like these series of games and there fighting style but why do these companies only give love to naruto games. It would be nice to see Bleach, One Piece, Fairy Tail and or Hitman Reborn or any other anime games in this style. I welcome more naruto games but i think that devs need to start exploring other animes.

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Comment #32 by DeadMan634
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 03:47:43 AM
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@# 31 I agree with you.. I want to see what they could do with a Bleach video game and maybe even bring One Piece to xbox.. When the naruto games are finished.

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Comment #33 by Akatsuki Sw1tch
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 05:24:36 AM
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Can we have a few more moves in this one if possible, I mean a couple of button bash combos, 1 special move & one Super is absolutely atrocious, P.S how could i forget jumping about spamming projectiles.

Good graphics & story aside these games suck for beat em up's

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Comment #34 by hydrosugar
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 12:20:17 PM
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Yeah I'd kill for a Fairy tail game this good. I don't even like Naruto that much and UNS 2 is my fav 360 game.

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