Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact’s Story Covers The Start Of Shippuden

By Spencer . June 13, 2011 . 11:32pm

narutoMost screenshots from CyberConnect2’s next Naruto game show the Fourth Shinobi World War. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact covers way more ground than that, though.


According to magazine reports, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact’s story takes us back to the beginning of the Shippuden storyline. The game will introduce a considerable number of new characters too. Rock Lee, Hinata, Sasuke, Killer Bee, Suigetsu, Sakura, Pain, and of course Naruto (in Sage Mode) are some of the confirmed characters.


See those characters in action in this batch of screenshots. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact is slated for release this fall on PSP.

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  • Christian Wright

    i’m tired of playing the same story over and over again. hopefully the gameplay will make it enjoyable. maybe a side story thrown in as well. or it couldve had an original story.

    • How are you playing the same story “again” when it goes beyond the pain arc, which was the last place the last major Naruto game from CC2 stopped? Id rather the games keep covering the same previous ground then just starting at some arc midway, etc. Its much more enjoyable to be honest.

      • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

        They part of the game that’s beyond the pain arc will probably be like 15% of the game. The rest (read: majority) would therefore be “playing the same story again”

    • shion16

      If you play the manga story, people are angry
      If you play an original story, people are angry

      • Christian Wright

        not necessarily. it’s how many times i play it and how that makes me angry. it’s up to the developers to make that experience refreshing. kizuna drive was an awesome game if you can look past the inconsistency of your team’s AI

  • Crimson_Cloud

    I really don’t get this franchise along with Dragon Ball Z. Surely developers must realize if they made a game with a new original chapter and new characters and insert a character creation, it would skyrocket their sales considerably. And I’m sure a lot of players want that as well.

    • Christian Wright

      we’re on the same page! i have a lot to think about now

    • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

      On the contrary, many of the self-proclaimed “hardcore fans” throw a fit if you try to add in an original chapter, as you say. As shion said earlier,
      If you play the manga story, people are angry
      If you play an original story, people are angry

      • LynxAmali

        B-B-But I loved Uzamaki Chronicles 2! And that was an original story!

        Guess I won’t get a game like that again.

        • kidhyuga

          play nintendos game they are original

  • Glorious news indeed, I love the Gaara arc of Shippuden and it never gets old relieving the most epic fights indeed (Sakura & Lady Chiyo vs Sasori). Now I feel like rewatching it a third time, and then Naruto Four Tails vs Lord Orochimaru too!. Please, hopefully a PSN version is unleashed in the US.

  • karasuKumo

    Lost almost all interest I had for this, the memory used for the early story could have been used for more important and new things. CC2, I am disapoint.

  • I hope they’re working on Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. :|

    • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

      They’re probably waiting for more manga material the draw from. As it is, the only major arc they didn’t cover in UNS2 hasn’t concluded yet (and could very well be the last arc of the series O_O;)

    • shion16

      they re working in Asura Wrath

    • kidhyuga

      They are working on Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm: Generations currently

  • I dont care about anything as long as the main story makes it to the part where Sasuke gets blind and stuff.
    He is my fav character and I wanna play his entire story =3

  • nice game i want it badly

  • SerendipityX

    I don’t really care for the story…I’m just getting this for the gameplay.

  • I was thinking about buying it but once I heard this I decided to avoid it because the last psp naruto game went up to jiraya vs pain now its sasuke vs the council.I dont feel like going over the same story again from Gara getting kidnap to fighting Orichimaru,its just boring.

  • Dennice Lu

    At least it’s a sequel to a decent fighting game, compared to the crap released for Bleach and One Piece for North America and Europe. 

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