Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Makes Darui A Playable Character

By Spencer . July 22, 2012 . 10:49pm

blackpantherNaruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations introduced Darui as a support character for Ay. He’s playable in CyberConnect2’s upcoming fighting game Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. Darui can use Lightning Release: Black Panther when you trigger his awakening.


Players can activate their awakening at any time in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, even mid-combo. The downside is if you don’t defeat your opponent before your awakening runs out, your character will be debilitated for the remainder of the round.


Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 comes out in spring 2013. Check out live footage of the Comic-Con demo here and our hands-on impressions.

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  • Palmer Nyako

    They should just add everyone already.
    Even add the animation only eternal genin character just cuz.

  • Domii

    Darui is my boy. The way he took on the Gold and Silver brothers is really worth watching. 

    • Yu_TheKing

      Playable Ginkaku and Kinkaku NAO >w<

  • Göran Isacson

    Even if I’m pretty sure Kishimoto has no knowledge of the US civil rights movement and the afroamerican movement, I still giggle like a maniac knowing that a black character has a supermove called “Black Panther”. I guess I’m just a five year old like that.

  • Anime10121

    Well, considering the author of the manga just said in an interview that the series will likely go on for more than 1.5 years, I doubt we will see the conclusion in this game :(

    Oh well, guess UNS 4 will be the finale, either way, I cant wait for Storm 3 :D

  • Haven’t read naruto for 1 year, but, damn it’s Dingo from Zone of the Enders 2!

    • LuciferD666

      Lol.For someone that’s not up to date on Naruto. That’s one good comparison.

  • Jahmere Durham

    Players can activate their awakening at any time in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, even mid-combo.

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    Darui may be a bit minor, but he’s really cool

  • Solomon_Kano

    Darui is playable? No damn excuses if the Sound Four don’t make the cut this time! Go CC2, go!

    • Abel.exe

      Sorry, but this game will only have characters from Shippuuden, so I guess Sound Four isnt showing up this time either

      • Solomon_Kano

        CC2 said the game has the most characters in the series history* and that it starts at the beginning**. If they’re starting over, how would they only have characters from Shippuden? Supposing it was only Shippuden characters, that definitely wouldn’t be enough to have the more characters than Generations.



        • kenneth merseal

          they’re starting at the 5 Kage summit… I heard that at comic con

          • Solomon_Kano

            It’s gonna be pretty tough for this to have the most characters in the series if they’re starting at such a late point. Unless they’re making literally everybody in Shippuden playable.

  • Abel.exe

    I hope they actually put all the new characters who showed up in this War Arc, I want to play as Madara, and that dead Raikage

  • Crimson_Cloud

    I hope at least Samui becomes a support, even though I’m not a fan of support characters in Naruto Ninja Series.

    Anyway I REALLY hope this gets to Five Kages VS ”You know who” chapter and is a boss battle at that.  

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