Hokage Naruto Is In Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

By Spencer . August 3, 2012 . 1:42am

image… but you’ll need save data from Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations to unlock him. Players can transfer data from Generations into CyberConnect2’s upcoming fighting game Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.


The news comes from TaleTale source which also says Hanzo and Mifune are playable characters.


Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is slated for a release in spring 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

  • andref

    Let’s just hope characters actually feel unique this time around or else I’m not buying it. To clarify I always felt you knew what character you played as and though sometimes they require didn’t play style according to what ultimate jutsu picked but ultimately I felt you were just playing similar style characters but different specials

    • Asura

      It will stay that way.

  • Shadowman

    Whaat ? Ah men I only played NSUNS2 and they want let you transfer the data from there.

  • Draparde

    I think it would be cool if these games picked up the way .hack vs lets its players use skills. that would allow for more jutsu’s to be tossed around, which is fun to me lol
    either way, i know my friend will be getting this, so ill be playing it through him lol

  • Shogunreaper

    woopdie doo.

    How about they announce something that matters.

    • Herok♞

       and if you didn’t just read the headline it showed 2 new characters will also be playable and one of them is a samurai so I wonder how he is going to play since he doesn’t use jutsu.

  • MrKappa

    How laughable seeing how he wasn’t even in Generations and for no reason at that.

    • He IS just a costume change. It’s kinda like saying it’s laughable seeing how pajama naruto wasn’t in generations.

      • Its more illogical how you need generation’s save file instead of ninja storm 2 considering there is where the costume is… Anyway, this wont make me buy generations ~_~, ill wait for the 3rd game, i dont want half 2.5 games, without boss battles either D:

      • Barrit

        Wasn’t he more than just a costume change though? I thought he was the only Naruto version who had the double rasengan attack. I remember it well from online play, as many people used him and spammed that attack on me.

  • Domii

    Mifune? That’s going to be interesting. 

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    If I remember well Hokage Naruto was an alt costume for Sage Naruto in Storm 2. Why Storm Generations? No idea.

    Apparently, this version of the character appears in the latest movie, but I don’t know why.

    •  Not hard to understand why, they want people to buy the game.

  • Göran Isacson

    Having Hanzo and Mifune sounds kinda neat, since I would like to see their movesets expanded on and maybe even their personalities, if that is possible… but Hokage Naruto? Sounds like that’s a clone-character if I ever heard one, and fighting games ill need such saviours…

    • Mister_Nep

      Perhaps, the same could be said of all fighting games…
      What is a Hokage? A miserable piles of ninjutsus. *throws shuriken* But enough talk, Kage bushin no jutsu!

      • Göran Isacson

        … And now I want a mix-track between the Naruto OST with all it’s asian instruments and rocking guitars, and the Castlevania soundtracks with classic orchestras… and rocking guitars. It is the only music that could properly score this ultimate showdown!

  • Tales_of_Master

    At this point, I no longer give a damn about UNS news. Where is the JOJO ASB news CC2 ?

  • Xekyo

    Give me more of the past kages and jinchuuriki and i’ll be more than happy to throw my money at you.

  • $30632660

    I don’t buy games that do this.

    •  Wait… you refuse to buy a game because it offers bonus goodies for people that own the previous installment?

      How insane is that?

      I wish MORE games did this!

      • $30632660

        It’s the same as paid dlc that’s on disc, you’d have to buy a whole game just to unlock one character, yet you’re actually praising this and waiting more games to do this?

        This is why this gen is the worst so far.

        • andref

           This is not the same as paid dlc which is why I’ll say that what you just said doesn’t make sense. When you have to pay money to buy dlc already on the disc that is bad, many here would probably agree but having played a previous game to have a character in another game is not the same thing as paid dlc. What CyberConnect2 is doing is the same as what Bioware did with the Dragon Age series and Mass Effect. By having played previous games in the Mass Effect series certain characters can or can not stay alive in the next game. And isn’t a character in Mass Effect 3 alive based on choices made in 2, which would require playing that game. So what is wrong with having a character in this game unlocked by having played generations so wrong? if it is wrong that would mean that it is bad to have a Just Cause 2 outfit unlocked in the game Sleeping Dogs for having played Just Cause 2.

          • $30632660

            You’re comparing a fighting game that holds back content based on whether you bought the previous game in its series and have a save file, to games that carries over storyline elements and characters with a previous save file.

            And let’s not forget the fact that Mass Effect TELLS you that it will carry over your choices to the next game.

            Last time I checked Cyberconnect didn’t say that they were going to do this beforehand.They just wanted to be greedy like so many other developers this gen.

            And it is the same as Paid DlC, if you want this character, you’ll need to have bought the game mentioned to unlock the character that’s already on disc.

          • andref

            Huh and why would you need the buy the game why not just rent it, it’s not like the article said you had to complete the game though I beat generations in one day or about 12 hours so just rent it if it means so much to you to get what is basically a costume change that just so happens to have a different ultimate jutsu

            Plus this is more akin to CyberConnect2 saying thankyou to it’s fans for buying generations.
            And one final note, how about blaming the makers of DarkSiders2 for them promising ingame bonuses for having played the first game while you’re at it

          • He is a costume change!!! He is the same as Sage Naruto , which is a character in every game since Storm 2! He has the exact same moveset and everything. You really are complaining for nothing, and it is NOT the same as paid DLC.

            And if it is fishy that they’re asking for save data from generations instead of Storm 2 where this alt was featured, don’t buy the game. You aren’t missing out on anything!

        • actually the problem with this generation are not actually the games, its the players being to picky or being too sensitive.. they hate games on something not really relevant to the game itself, like this costume, its not a important feature and yet you complain.. its really easy to throw the word greedy to the developers, but most of the time the gamers of this gen are just really hard to please..

        • Rad Phil

          “This is why this gen is the worst so far.”

          Something tells me you are instigating nit-picking for the sake of it
          Either that or you never really truly was into gaming before this gen.

          You do realize that the PSX and PS2 eras did this stuff before too right?

          Take Suikoden for example: Carry your save from the first game to unlock extra stuff all the way through 2 and 3. In fact, the only way to get a specific character was to do that.

          • $30632660

            Ok so by saying that Suikoden did it too, you’re only helping my point of why this gen is the worst so far, and the funny thing is most people didn’t even know about being able to play is Mcdohl because the developers wasn’t dumb enough to announce it before the game was out.

            So what is your point again?

          • Jirin

            I agree with what you’re saying about DLC.  I want to buy a full complete game, not something that’s going to be tacked onto later, or that makes you pay extra just to unlock what should be basic features (Like the Prothean in ME3 or Catwoman in Arkham City.

            But I don’t care about games carrying over save data.  Games should give you rewards for completing previous installments.  Ok, they should be rewards that derive naturally from the story and not just ‘If you played you randomly get this character’, but what does that have to do with the quality of the games of the gen?  Are you really going to refuse to buy a game just out of protest of their marketing strategy?  That’s just plain asinine.

            I think I agree it’s the worst gen for Japanese games (One of the best for Western games).

  • Crimson_Cloud

    I honestly don’t care about this costume, so yeah…
    If we had a character or two cut-offs or something like that, then I would have been disappointed.

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