Madara Uchiha Is Playable In Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

By Spencer . February 27, 2013 . 2:00pm

imageA scan from Shonen Jump confirms Madara Uchiha (the real one) will be a playable character in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. One of the story events has Madara vs. the five Kage. Tsunade, Ay, Mei, Onoki, and Gaara are also playable in the game.


Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 comes out on March 5 in North America and March 8 in Europe.

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  • StarWarudo

    Well, now we can expect just about everyone and their mothers picking Madara in online matches.

    That being said, I’m pumped to see him in action.

    • Edzo

      i didnt play many online matches in 2 because i hated it but when i did i only used guy and spammed dynamic entry over and over again until i won. worked like 80% of the time

      • KingRuff

        You are the reason people hate online.

    • Bobby Jennings

      There he is. Most people just pirated the 360 version of the game and are already playing it.

  • yoUNg_grOUp568

    I was expecting him to have susano’o for his awakening, but he doesn’t and it makes me happy that he doesn’t

    • Suzaku

      It kind of looks like the game will lead right up to the point where Madara uses Shattered Heaven (double meteor summon) to wipe out a battlefield full of shinobi. That’s about where the anime is, and it’s going to go into filler for at least a month after that. So any moves he shows after that point probably won’t be featured in the game.

      • grevlinghore

        Sounds about right

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    I know some consider this a spoiler but if you pay attention Naruto and Sasuke never referred to the masked man as Madara Uchiha. Even Kakashi was really doubting it “So you don’t deny you are Madara Uchiha?”

    • I’m assuming you don’t read the manga? I’m not sure where the Anime is, but knowing that this guy is Madara is more than a year old now.

      And the masked man’s identity has been revealed for months now, but I won’t spoiler you on who that is. :P

      • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

        -_- I was just saying it for the anime viewers

        • Edzo

          well the anime viewers should read them some mayngahs

  • Kaihedgie


  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha, most broken character ever confirmed if they’re having him be canon-faithful… but hey, that can be fun too.

  • Narrator 1

    I have a question. Does anyone know whether or not Madara (or for that matter any of the other returnees from the land of the dead) is playable in non-Edo Tensei mode?

  • Naruto

    This was confirmed weeks ago.

  • Jesse Torres

    nice, but the character roster does suck a bit.

    • Kaihedgie

      How exactly? This is an MKT-style roster here: Everybody who was anybody in the entire series is here, complete with separate versions. All fan favorites

      • Sergio Briceño

        We need kid Konohamaru ;)

      • KingRuff

        That’s not true. A majority of the characters people wanted aren’t playable. 85% of the characters that are playable are just copy-pasted from storm 2/generations. In fact the only main fan favorites that got in were Madara, Edo Itachi, and Edo Nagato.

        • OhMyClarence

          I agree, the roster is nice but not really as comprehensive as I would have expected. It’s very annoying when companies talk about 80 characters, but a good chunk of them are simply different versions of the same character. There are five versions of Naruto and Sasake for crying out load.

          And while I get that a lot of characters didn’t get much screen time in the anime or manga, fans would not have rebelled if they took some liberties with the fists if it meant a more diverse roster of characters.

        • Syn

          Majority??? care to give examples??

          • Shogunreaper

            7 swordsmen
            the edo kages
            biju mode naruto (awakening at the very least)

            Those are just the really big ones people expected to be playable

            Instead we get pts characters

          • The Kages were just introduced and the game is only going to include, that, which has been shown in the anime by the time of release.

            Even if they added the characters people demanded, it doesn’t translate to people actually using them in online battles – when Sasuke, Naruto, Madara and Itachi will be the main ones used.

          • Shogunreaper

            You do know that all the kages and every single one i mentioned except bijuu mode naruto has been shown in the anime right?

            The jins haven’t even been shown in the anime yet and they are all fully playable.

          • I’m quite aware that most of those characters have appeared in the anime. The (Edo) Kages appear later in this arc so it wouldn’t make sense to have them appear all of a sudden without having made their own entrance in this arc (anime-wise).

            Concerning the jins, 5 of them have been shown in the anime – or at least their tailed beast or their host have.

            Personally, I think that CC2 do a good job with the series – I know that many want a deep fighter game but I’m happy with what it offers – but I feel that many of the character spaces are being wasted since you hardly see any variation in the characters used online, it’s counter-productive to what CC2 strive to offer and what fans want to see from the series.

          • Shogunreaper

            I don’t think you are aware, since the actual Jinjuriki fight is way farther than where we are currently, its not going to happen for months.

            So how does it make sense for that to be in the game but not make sense for edo kages who appeared before it was even released?

          • In the end, will only found out why they’ve been included is when the game is released and playing through the story mode.

            Only two of the Hokages have been shown to been revived in any of the previous arcs, the third and fourth have not. So it wouldn’t make sense to have them (all) included in that form.

          • Shogunreaper

            What are you talking about?

            The Edo kages are The Second Tsuchikage, the Second Mizukage, the Third Raikage, and the Fourth Kazekage

            They just appeared in the anime like a month ago.

            You seem to be confusing them with the Hokages that appeared in part one of the series.

          • I thought that’s what you meant, my bad! They are in the game. You should check Siliconera’s previous articles or check out Saiyan Island; the 7 swordsmen, Kinkaku and Ginkaku appear in the game too (I’m not sure if the 7 are playable or not).

            Since the game comes out in April for Japan, we don’t know how far the game will go – CC2 would’ve worked closely with TV Tokyo about what will been shown in the anime up till the game’s release.

          • Shogunreaper

            Yeah they all appear in the game but none of them are playable characters.

  • Randy Marsh

    All hail the great Madara and his obvious brokenness!

    • You sure that “brokenness” is even a word?

      • Surgeon of Death

        After reading the manga I’m sure I BELIEVE IT APPLYS to Madara.

      • Randy Marsh

        Believe it or not it is, I was actually surprised. O_O

  • Suriel Cruz

    This Boss Battle it will be the BEST, period.
    Just 6 days left!

  • Sergio Briceño

    I was thinking on passing this up, seeing how disappointing Generations was, but… There is just no way no, I have to get it.

  • my life is now complete

  • ResidentMetroid

    Just when you thought there weren’t enough Itachi/Sasuke players. I have a feeling I am going to heavily dislike this character.

  • eilegz

    god tier….

  • shion16

    I hate fans who love the cuurent villian of an anime.

    Vegeta fanboys——->Frieza fanboys—–> Cell fanboys——->Bu fanboys——–> GT? im not so sure

    My point is that Piccoro is way cooler than any of them.
    And madara or tobi or obito or whatever his name is , its just the current villian , and hes just evil, theres no personality hidden behind his mask.
    Pain is the coolest villian in naruto

    • Syn

      Read the Manga, then come back then and say theres no personality. Oh and Tobi is not……………… go read the Manga dude.

      • shion16

        I was born in the 90s, i dont know how to read.
        But i know how to play videogames :P

        • Dominic Agrade

          An ignorant kid who knows nothing about this and lashing out, you know nothing about Madara and Tobi, so say nothing about your opinions, it is my advice so you won’t get more people upset

          • shion16

            3 likes 1 dislike…..

            yeah clearly the world hates me

    • Dominic Agrade

      Your just an ignorant fanboy who doesn’t either know or understand why and how he became evil, he sure does have a back story about why and how. Don’t lash at Madara or his fans, I am a true fanboy and I know he is not evil just because he’s evil, he has goals, a purpose, and a reason why he is doing what he is doing, what he sees is a goal, a dream that he fights to realize, so in his eyes he may not see himself as evil, just a man trying to achieve his goals

      • shion16

        That only proves that you read the manga and i dont.
        i watch the anime and play their videogames, im fine with that

  • Go2hell66

    this game will be so balanced

    • Syn

      I see what you did there…..

  • Niermyico

    This CC2 and Bandai are getting so much rage from this game on the FB page and gamefaqs. Wow.

  • U ppl…its guna b fighting game of the year hands down

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