Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Covers Pain Arc, Has Hokage Naruto

By Spencer . July 27, 2010 . 9:07am

imageNamco Bandai’s upcoming Naruto Shippuden game covers several story arcs. The PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 game begins with Naruto returning home after years of training and goes all the way up to the Pain arc.


Just like the last Ultimate Ninja Storm game, CyberConnect2 created multistage boss battles. The Gaara vs. Deidara battle takes place in the sky, for example, and Deidara changes patterns after each stage. Other grandiose scale battles include: Sakura vs. Sasori, Sasuke vs. Itachi, Sasuke vs. Orochimaru, and Jiraiya vs. Pain.


Pain, including his six paths, is playable in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2. A representative from Namco Bandai also confirmed the Fourth Hokage and Team Hebi – Suigetsu, Karin, and Jugo for the game. Players will be able to unlock alternate costumes like Sasuke’s Akatsuki outfit and a Hokage costume for Naruto.


While a release date was not announced, a staff member on the US side said Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 should launch in North America before Japan. The game is slated for October 21 in Japan.

  • joesz

    This is just epic!

    Never though that the game is actually going to pain arc.

  • Akimitsu

    This game looks great (visually, definitely) and it might be the second anime-related game I ever buy (other one is also a Naruto fighting game, but for the PS2). There should be a demo coming out this week, so hopefully it will give us a good taste of the overall gameplay (I didn’t play UNS1).

  • nyobzoo

    will the save data of NUNS1 tranfser over to the 2nd game?

  • epy

    This might be that chance to see that Pain arc properly animated, I hear the anime dropped the ball in a hilarious way.

    • ryne11

      The anime fight was awesome. There was just one scene that looked funky. It was animated by the same fellow who did the Naruto v. Sasuke fight in the original series, so imagine that, but add some pcp to it.Funnier with Polka

      Edit: If you consider the Chicken Dance “Polka”

    • Asura

      This may be a good chance to see the ENTIRE ANIME properly animated. Except for about 1 episode out of every 40-50, the anime is horribly done.

  • karasuKumo

    At Comic Con the release was dated as the 12th of October for the US, I could be wrong.

    Did the representative say all six paths of Pain are playable as separate characters?

    Edit: Oh and when you say Hokage Naruto did you mean the Read/Black cloak with the scroll? That’s actually his Sage costume.

    • Not separate characters, but the other Paths show up during fights.

      The representative said “Hokage Naruto” this wasn’t something Namco Bandai was showing, but after a long string of questions the Hokage Naruto costume came up.

      • karasuKumo

        Thanks for replying.

        That’s a shame about the Pain paths, thanks for the info though it has been a nightmare getting a clear answer because of bad translations from scans ect haha.

        Pretty cool about the Hokage costume, I love the way they keep surprising us with this title :D

    • ryne11

      Kishi drew Naruto in a Hokage Garb for a 10th Anniversary Special iirc, so that might be it. I cannot find the image at the moment

      Edit: Spelling

      • karasuKumo

        Yeah I know the one it was an unlockable wallpaper in UNH3 pretty cool haha Should be interesting to see his moveset in that, it should be more advanced than his normal fighting style :D.


  • sasuke222

    Sasuke vs Orochimaru? Are you sure Spencer? That wasn’t a fight really since he was so weak Sasuke won that battle too easily..

  • kakshi21

    this oing to be awesome

  • ryne11

    I am glad it comes out in America first. I will be gone for 3 months around November 13th, so it gives me a little while to play it

  • rasengan280

    Um Spencer right? on the interview for NUNS2 on gamespot i heard that the game will cover all of the episodes that will be aired on television so try to think farther than just the pain arc.

    • no that was bad…idk “wording” on the interviewees part. He said that at the time because the Naruto vs pain fight hadn’t aired at the time. It was later confirmed in pretty much every interview afterwards that this game will end at the pain invasion arc.

      • rasengan280

        aww……. that sucks! guess I’ll just be happy with what i get

  • Electrium

    That’s actually a LOT of content. I’m playing through the first now and there’s only 5 arcs covered.

  • Don’t you mean Sage outfit for Naruto not Hokage outfit since though in the manga he wears it having the scroll that summons out his other clones to extend his sage mode.

  • Is Hokage costume?
    Not SAGE MODE?

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