Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Will Have Japanese Voiceovers

By Spencer . February 4, 2010 . 9:54am

image Namco Bandai Games Europe confirmed Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is heading overseas this fall, just like Japan.


The shocking announcement came with news that the PAL version includes the original Japanese voiceovers and special team techniques. The Akatsuki are the enemy in Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 and it appears the storyline will at least cover the Rescue Gaara arc. Naruto will run into (and fight with) Kakashi, Sasori, Sakura, and Sasuke donning an Akatsuki costume in the game.


We’re still waiting for a North American announcement, but it’s unlikely that Namco Bandai Games America will skip Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2.


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  • Dark_Sage

    Here’s hoping that Story Mode doesn’t suck this time.

    • MisterNiwa

      If you find someone who can fix this messed up story of Naruto, then gimme a call, i’d love to know how he did it. :I

      • if you mean how they tell the story in the game, yes is pretty messed up, but it is not messed up if you follow the manga/anime

        • MisterNiwa

          Well, i meant the story of the Manga in total.
          But this time i was just joking, there is worse stuff, and Naruto is actually pretty good to read.
          But ends with a Face Palm every time.

          • Aoshi00

            Since it’s being serialized in Shounen Jump, Kishimoto copped out and couldn’t pull a Zeta Gundam :) The manga has its up and downs, but overall it’s dragging a bit and needs a satisfying conclusion, Sasuke is ending up as one of the biggest mopers in manga history now.

            As much as I liked most of the Jpn Naruto cast, they were some questionable casting for some of the characters, like Obito, young Pain, etc who were way miscast. Inoue Kazuhiko (Kakashi) should stay retired as a seiyuu, he’s kind of lost his mojo now :(…

    • sasuke222

      Maybe not since they don’t have to start from scratch so it will be a little easier to do other things like improve the story and possibly give us an online mode.

  • Pichi

    The first game has Japanese VO option as well, so it wouldn’t be too shocking, but nevertheless, still good to know.

  • Kris

    Those graphics are pretty nice! I never bought the last one, but the demo visually impressed me.

  • JustAnotherTraveler

    If Sasuke is wearing the Akatsuki outfit, then this goes quite far into the arc and probably goes up through Pain or stops right before him.

  • well if the psp naruto reached pain, this will maybe reach a little further, since sasuke is wearing akatsuki outfit (yay! i wanna see hinata saving u know who scene!=

  • wharcraff

    “but it’s unlikely that Namco Bandai Games America will skip Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2”

    Let’s hope that assessment holds true. Cause I seem to recall a certain sequel from the same publisher & Developer that only got the PAL treatment.

  • thank god cuz the englsh voiceovers suck :S

  • uchihaardaidis

    The fact that sasuke is wearing the akatsuki costume makes it evident that the developers want people who view these pictures and the deput trailer to make a connection to when sasuke joins akatsuki. Further more in the debut trailer, right after sasuke blinks you can see his mangekyou sharingan. The akatsuki costume could mean one of two things. First, that the story goes atleast up to where sasuke joins akatsuki, that is right before the summit (after the battle between Pein and Naruto); or second, that sasuke has an alternate costume like gaara had in the previous game (kazekage costume) although the first NUNS story never went up to gaara becoming kazekage which would mean the story only goes up to sasuke vs itachi. Although in games the developers do typically give the player extra items or alternate costumes to unlock they do not typically give extra abilities past the story line set in the game. Because sasuke definately has mangekyou sharingan the story should ATLEAST go up to where sasuke and itachi fight, leaving off with the ending cinematics showing sasuke learning the truth and joining akatsuki and the summit starting. But I think it is possible it might even go all the way up to sasuke vs killerbee. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

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