Rumor: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Set For 2013

By Spencer . June 20, 2012 . 3:30pm

imageEarly reports from 2ch and various other blogs claim Weekly Jump has a scoop on Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. According to the message board, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will start at the beginning with the Nine Tails invasion.


Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is in development for PS3 and Xbox 360 with a 2013 release window.


Another Naruto fighting game from CyberConnect2 is inevitable, but we can’t confirm this rumor yet so take it with a grain of salt.

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  • Xapth

    That’d be cool, Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 actually got me back into this series.

    • But Storm 1 Totally Epic i love the free roam in storm 1 XD

      • RedShadoww

        And all those other stuff you could do in the combat in Storm 1 that they took out in storm 2 :(

        • Yeah wall fight,jutsu clash,UJ in awakening mode

    • Anime10121

      Same here, I was ready to drop the series until I played Storm 2 and saw some of the things that were to come.

  • Vampiric

    have we passed the amount of naruto fighting games of last gen?

    Seems like we are getting close…..

    i am not sure who else they can add…….

    • Draparde

      if we’re talking about playable characters, there’s actually quite a few they could add. especially considering the current arc they are on. (and the unplayable support characters in generations) 

  • I really do hope this is true. If it does characters from the beginning up to where the manga currently is, I’d be happy. However, I don’t think that will happen.

  • Finally the best game ever is about to be confirm Now only wait

  • grevlinghore

    Awesome. I suspect this game will feature the conclusion of Naruto, considering that there´s probably not that much left of the manga now. Come 2013 I think Naruto will be just about over, so UNS3 should have it all.

  • miguel.donayre21

    YOU DON’T SAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Ah this is going to be epic, bring back the boss battles for the war arc as well as having playable Konohamaru and all the characters in generations, and I will be there on day 1, oh wait, I will already be there on day one for the game of the ages! I just platinumed Storm Generations so I cant wait for this one.

    I was thinking that they would wait until the war arc or even Naruto finished for the next Storm.

  • SoulEmbrace2010

    WHAT?! SWEET!!! Hope there’s free roam!

  • Anime10121

    Hopefully this game brings back the story mode from Shippuden 2. I
    skipped out on Generations waiting for a full on sequel that continued
    in the concept of what Storm 1 and 2 were doing.

    Hopefully this also means that the “Ninja war” arc (or whatever its called) is wrapping up, cuz if I remember correctly Cyber Connect said they didnt want to do a full on sequel until the next main story arc completed.

    • Herok♞

      By the time the game comes out the war will be over because something major just happened a few weeks ago in the manga

  • Niermyico

    Good thing I skipped on Generations. I actually want the story element from Storm 2, especially the boss battles. They need to bring that back.

  • should have skipped out on generations

  • Solomon_Kano

    Oh? Cool. I haven’t kept up with the anime or manga in years, so I use the Storm games to give me the quick version of it lol.

  • KyoyaHibari

    Unless they truly patch and balance the characters as well as the gameplay mechanics…I’ll pass.

  • Sweet Sui ♥

    More Naruto games are always welcome (^o^)/


    I’d really love to see the Great Shinobi War arc that the manga’s currently on in this game both storywise and character-wise. I’d especially like to see all the revived ninja, Itachi and the former Jinchuriki in particular :D


    If Generations broke records with the amount of characters it had in it, this game has the potential to blow it out of the water ^_^ They have the cards; now it’s time for them to play them right XD lol

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      Spoiler Alert? The anime has been covering it…

      • Sweet Sui ♥

        Yes, but there are people who aren’t up to date with the anime either~ I figured I put that spoiler alert up just to be safe. People have jumped down my throat for posting “spoilers” in the past… and they weren’t too kind about it (-__-“) lol

  • More depth to the combat, please.

    • Linhua


      T^T … I really wanna play these games… but I can’t take anymore default bumping.

    • TheFoolArcana

      …. why? We have fighting games by like Persona 4 Arena, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited, King of Fighters XIII, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, etc.

      I think this game is fun because it ISN’T deep.

      • It’d be more fun if it were. Right now the system is unsatisfying and shallow.

  • Super-Sayian

    Sorry to burst your guys “master peice” game but generations was god awful, unless they “FIX” and I mean FIX, I’ll pass or wait until prices drop half way down to 20 dollars if I must. I expect to see an HUGE amount of dedication. And I’m talking about dedication like comparing AC1 to AC 3 type of dedication. The first thing they NEED to fix is the online mode, now I know its new and all but it really has so many flaws, enough flaws to make fans like me to want to break the disc in half, and till this day I don’t regret doing it.
    1. fix unbalanced characters
    2. fix lost sessions
    3. make the filter actually WORTH using!
    4. fix gamplay mechanics ( subs/ chakra dash )
    5. an solution against spammers ( more chakra tax/subs etc ).
    6. more interesting and new during battles
    7. lags are inevitiable but atleast try to increase range
    8. make tournements for online ranks instead of endless.

    once these are done, it’ll atleast make the online more enjoyable, now as for the game in general, I didn’t have to much of an problem, but it would be nice if the game wasn’t so shallow, Now I’m not one of those bring clashes back OR make wall climbing usable again, thou NOT impossible, but it would be cool if you could actually make the battle stages interesting instead of carve board box cut outs of maps in the anime. example: make leaf village have people walking around outside the stage to make it feel more alive or better yet the ” destroyed leaf village stage” people will be running away as fast as they can to not get killed, it”ll feel more realistic to that particular event. OR another example: have maps that was never introduced in the anime, not all of them have to be ones we seen before.
    Now the characters, I’m not to worried about you CC2/ you guys messing this up since you did an pretty good job in generations with the selection, but It’ll be cool, if you could switch characters during gameplay, for example during team battles, if your “main character” is about to die, you can switch out ONLY once thou to save yourself from losing, basically the 2 supports can be playable ONCE during the battle, it’ll be MORE fun and NOT have to complain about spammers as much nor about the 2 health bar being to small.
    another idea, would be to take RB idea ( DBZ ) and make characters like naruto be able to change form by D-pad, left sagemode/right KCM/ up normal/
    down tailed form. and NO not all of them will have it, only an ONE particular naruto will have it, meaning that if you want to go all out on sage mode, you would have to choose “sagemode naruto” to play as him, while the changing transformed naruto will have SOME of his abilites but not all and maybe even an bit different. that way players will feel refreshed and actually feel more like naruto. NOW so that people don’t spam the D-pad they could make an price by either taking out their awaken mode or maybe an support character.
    I have way more, but I’ll leave it at that for now, people PLEASE copy and pace or atleast write something similar on other game sites about this game/ or youtube so that CC2 sees this and think about considering it. peace

    • Love the thought that naruto should copy dragon ball z like in the transformations holding the left trigger and moving the right stick any way to transform and also in stead of support characters. team 7 would start with naruto and when naruto is weak he could swap with sakura so that you get to play as her in stead of calling her out. also team ultimate jutsu would be better if team 7 helped naruto with hid wind shuriken and then when naruto throws the shuriken saskui would use fire ball justsu because then the fire ball would exspand coursing more damage. then we are left with sakura using her jutsu at the end smashing the enemy back into the ground with her powerful fists. 

      • Super-Sayian

        yeah thanks, I thought it was pretty sweet idea. I do like your ideas too but the likely hood of it happening is slim, cause this generation of game developers tend to half ass their work, the only reason I mentioned my idea is simply cause its been done b4 online fighting games. but thx to your idea, now IF when an support character knocks the opponent back to you ( after you atk opponent ) it’ll do an jutsu rather than an kick/punch, it’ll still be the same damage but more interesting. good post btw

        • love the thought of storm 3 so keep your thoughts spreading around so that it be published on xbox 360 and playstation 3

  • ResidentMetroid

    Wii U please put this on the Wii U?

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      I kind of doubt they even have a dev kit for the system at CC2. Plus I think they would branch out first to PS Vita before a nintendo system…

      • ResidentMetroid

        Well there is still plenty of time.

  • IshimaruKaito

    hhmmmm???? how do i feel about this?

  • Sperium3000

    I’m confused. I tought Generations IS Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.

    • According to that logic, Assassin’s Creed III must be V.

      • Guest

        Cool. Now figure out Kingdom Hearts!

    • Solomon_Kano

      It’s the third game to be released, yes, but well… it isn’t called 3. It’s called Generations. See @Monkey_T:disqus’s comment as well.

  • Well, this must mean that the series is ending soon, since they said they wouldn’t do Storm 3 until it was over. Generations was a little let down, but I still love the series no matter what.

    • If you read the manga (i don’t my friend does) it is VERY close to ending. It is safe to say before this year is over. The anime based on this, will end around next March/April.

  • Ridho Siregar

    why must start over??? ._. just continue the story from Pain invasion is the best I think. So they can focus to feature the Ninja World War saga to the fullest.

    If they start over I feared there’ll be no more RPG elements like explorations or sidequests from the villagers. :'(

    • They aren’t starting over, it’ll start right where the pain fight left off.

      • Ridho Siregar

        look again. they said, ”
        Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will start at the beginning with the Nine Tails invasion”
        I was hoping I misread it, but it is.

        • Right, but, when do we see the full invasion? In a flashback. It would make sense they’re starting from this, then afterwards Naruto’s on the island training as that’s were his mother tells him about the story.
          Although it would make more sense to start off at the kage summit, so… But it’s still rumors, we’ll just have to wait and find out.

          • Ridho Siregar

            oh, right. I missed the “rumor” part. we still can hope it’s a direct sequel then.

  • Guest

    Why? No more please. Just make a Yu Yu Hakusho game that would be perfect

    • Solomon_Kano

      I’d buy the hell outta that. I mean, seriously, when was the last time we had a Yu Yu Hakusho game? I mean, yea, it’s been over forever but it beats the usual yearly Naruto and DBZ games.

    • Cloud_ST

      The final water fight in the beach would suck though.

  • Davian_Thule

    should be good as long as they have the boss fights and ingame cutsceens like Storm 2 has than i will enjoy it, basiclly want it to be a version of Storm 2 that covers the entire manga and has every Cannon character all playable and none suppot only (though i do want it to contain the filler characters Guren, Sora and Chiriku


  • Asura

    I hope the scoop is that Storm 3 will wait until the series ends. Unless CC2 plans to squeeze this one in and pop out Storm 4 right afterward.

    Because the only Storm game I will buy (for a lower price) will be the final one. I can’t resist that, despite falling out with Naruto ages ago.

  • chibiwall

    want it on vita

  • please no copy and paste from previous storm games in terms of movesets etc everything should be brand new! Neji with Mountain Crusher please

  • DemonKingAsura

     Please, make the boss fights be like something out of Asura’s Wrath, CC2?

    The Synchronic Impact system would be perfect for another anime game like the Ultimate Ninja Storm series.

    • It will, UNS:G was only lacking them -because- of the cinematics team being busy with AW ;]

      • DemonKingAsura

        I know that. I’m saying the cinematics team should take their Asura’s Wrath experience and add it to this possible new game.

  • Wow! I may be wrong here, but maybe what they are saying about Ninja Storm 3 starting from the beginning is a good thing! Think about it people. If in fact they do start from the beginning this will give them the chance to remake boss battles from earlier. Not to mention the way storm 1 started (after the third hokage died). This gives them the chance to make all Boss battles from epic fights like Naruto and Sasuke Vs. Haku. Shikamaru, Kiba, Neji, Naruto, and BUTTERFLY CHOJI vs. the sound 4!! Orochimaru Vs. Third Hokage. If they do use Azuras wrath Boss battle sequence system then this will be the best Anime game for a while!! Although I’m putting most of my dreams in this rumor, I really hope it becomes reality like True Naruto fans want them to. Think of all those Boss battles they left out man. Its going to be epic.

    • DemonKingAsura

       Even better, have Asura be a Guest fighter like Lars from Tekken was in Ultimate Ninja Sotrm 2.

    • Davian_Thule

       I agree with you, it would be really great if they did that

  • killpainhaters wants their to be more pain

  • please make pain god again and not so OP in storm 3. i want to be able to use him without players complaining. i had to stop using pain because of the ruthless complaints.

  • Chris Choi

    It has been confirmed XD!!!!!

    •  yeah Finally!!! Amazing AMAZING SCAN

      • yeah I know. Love the graphics of the nine tailes looks realistic can’t wait for it to come out. hope it comes on a demo on xbox 360 and ps3 like generations and storm 2 so that everyone can test it out if they like it or not. plz have the characters have new jutsus and ultimate jutsus and also make the team jutsu like a team jutsu have each help out combining each of their ultimate jutsus. I want to be able to have every character out of the manga and anime to be playable and have only two narutos like part one naruto and naruto shippuden and have his transformations like sage mode, fox mode and other formations like dragon ball z where you hold LT and flick the right stick. up – nine tails cloke , down – golden fox cloke, left-sage mode, right – jinchuriki. if you dont hold the LT then the right analog stick will become jutsu’s, up- rasengan hold for giant resengan, down -shadow clone,left – Summoning jutsu – naruto will summon his frogs to help him out in battle and when pressed in it’ll become rasen shuriken in his hand and in sage mode rasen shuriken being thrown. hope you all love my ideas and are excited for storm 3 to be coming out 2013.

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