In 2008 Namco Bandai and CyberConnect2 Naruto brought the series to the current generation of consoles. Under the name of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm attracted the eyes of all show their graphics section, which mixed cel-shading technique with a very fluid animations ever seen to date in any similar game. Since then, and with the progression of the animated series have continued getting great sales with each of their deliveries.
In 2013 will be the turn of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, a new release that will chronicle the events that have happened in the manga after the invasion of Pain to the village of Konoha. After the Kage meeting, leaders from each village, the player live events taking place during the fourth ninja war and revive the Kyuubi attack before the birth of Naruto or training to get control of it.
Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will offer the largest stock of characters of the franchise, surpassing even the dreammatch that was Generations, novelties in the gameplay and interactive scenarios.
The Ultimate Ninja Storm franchise never been known for having a deep control or difficult to master gameplay. However, the gameplay is feasible for any type of player and offers fighting fast, fun and incredibly spectacular.
For this new release have added all the improvements that have been introduced gradually with each delivery, including changes that took effect playable in Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations. Plus there’s new story mode, new moves and a new awakening.
The campaign of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will have the incredible battles against bosses, which we enjoyed in the first two installments but not in Generations. However, CyberConnect2 has prepared a couple of new features to provide variety and replayability to the mode.
The first of these are levels where not participate in normal combat but fight in open terrain against many enemies at once, as in the titles of the PSP franchise. These levels provide the player a breather between fights and you control the characters under a completely different style of play.
To add replayability to the campaign title, CyberConnect2 has devised a system of decisions and consequences that will change some points in history. Not substantially change the events that are about to happen, and you do not want to change the history of the original work, but will add new challenges for the player during the fighting.
Improvements in the fighting come through a new awakening, new movements support and interaction with the scenario. The new system can be used to wake up at any time, even during a combo. However, every time we use the chakra bar will be shortened substantially, to the point of being able to disappear if we abuse the wake. Once out of the way, the bar will slowly form.
The supporting characters will be most important in this new release, as it will have new defensive moves and help functions focused on the new interaction with the environment. In this new delivery barriers of some scenarios may be subsequently destroyed to launch a rival out of the ring, a possibility something unheard of in the franchise to date. At that time assistants have vital importance, as they may reintroduce the player in the ring giving his life to change.
As usual in the series, the technical section will grating the outstanding, with a surprisingly smooth animations that reflect the fighting in the animated series with a quality that exceeds even that of the chapters of larger budget.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will be released in March next year for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.