Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst Producer On Edo Tensei Kage

By Spencer . July 12, 2013 . 4:31pm


CyberConnect2 and Namco Bandai are developing the first "super" version of a Naruto fighting game. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst adds a Sage Mode Kabuto as a new character with an extra storyline. We spoke with producer Daisuke Komoto to talk about the expansion and asked why they didn’t make the Edo Tensei Kage playable this time around.


I know my readers would want me to ask about the Edo Tensei kage. Will they be playable in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst?


Daisuke Komoto, Producer: We will not have Edo Tensei kage playable in Full Burst.


Why not?


[Laughs] Instead of the Edo Tensei characters, we wanted to focus on making a new character for Full Burst, Sage Mode Kabuto.




What is Sage Mode Kabuto like as a character?


We added a new storyline into the game for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst, which is Kabuto vs. Itachi and Sasuke. This battle was in the original series and we are going to bring that storyline into Full Burst.


Do you remember the Sound Four? Kabuto is hiding those characters inside of him. Exactly what you see in the manga are the special attacks Kabuto will be able to use in Full Burst. Also, he has the power and abilities of Orochimaru, so he can attack using snakes.


This is the first Ultimate Ninja game for PC. Was it difficult to port it?


We have never brought a Naruto game to PC before this. The Ultimate Ninja Storm series requires high spec PCs since the game has high quality graphics. It has been very challenging to port the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm series to PC.


How will PC gamers be able to play it?


Maybe through a PC connected gamepad.


What if they don’t have a gamepad? Like can you use a keyboard and mouse?


I don’t think so, but the game is still under development and we will do our best.




I saw the comparison screenshots and it looks like CyberConnect2 spent quite a bit of time refining the graphics. Usually for enhanced games, we just get rebalancing and extra characters. Why did the team spend more time polishing the game visually for Full Burst?


The development team really wanted to spend more time on the visuals and graphics beautiful, but from a business perspective we have a release date for Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. Because of that, there are things we could complete and things we couldn’t complete during the development time. We wanted to bring all of the elements of what we as the development team wanted to do for Full Burst. This is our vision so we call this part the "Director’s Cut."


Will there be anymore downloadable characters or content specifically for Full Burst?


If you own Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, you can get Full Burst as DLC. At the moment, we don’t have plans to have additional DLC characters or content for Full Burst.

  • SageShinigami

    A revised version? Wow, they must really be trying to develop whatever comes next on the PS4.

  • Darkon the DemonLord

    pc= unlimited character mods nuff said

  • Weird Al Yankovic

    Just glad they put this on the PC. Hope NB will put more of their titles on the PC like Tekken.

    • Rohan Kishibe


  • DesmaX

    What if they don’t have a gamepad? Like can you use a keyboard and mouse?

    I don’t think so, but the game is still under development and we will do our best.

    haha, I like their honesty

    • Rinkaishi


  • Highasthesky

    What if they don’t have a gamepad? Like can you use a keyboard and mouse? ….ummm….we didn’t think about that…we’re working on it?

    • Sarthak Verma

      Sad right?

  • juma086

    …Well. That’s a little disappointing. But people felt thought it will be a whole new game, but since it will also be downloadable DLC it’s still worth it for the Uchiha Bros. VS Kabuto boss fight.

  • JMaster3000

    I don’t mind getting a gamepad to play it on my PC but i hope the game doesn’t really need a high spec PC to run it ._.

    Optimization Bamco, Optimization.

    • Sarthak Verma

      My guess is it will require at least a dual core processor 2.9 Ghz and about 512 kb graphic card. Minimum.

  • Tonton Ramos

    Edo Kage fans may cry… LOL

    • Vesperion

      After they destroy a few things first

      • Sarthak Verma

        And try to track down the cc2 staff to assasinate them. :o

  • Vesperion

    I love the DLC option if you own the original game…….I wish i still had the original game

  • TheExile285

    Anyone else wish they were adding more than one new character?

    Also, didn’t they say DLC characters were impossible for Storm back when everyone was requesting the endo kage at release? >_>

    • Sarthak Verma

      You know which character they could have used? Menma uzumaki from road to ninja. naruto’s counterpart in the temporary tsukoyomi made by obito. Sure ihis moves would be the same… but there could be some variation in visuals right?

    • karasuKumo

      They tend to change their mind often. Don’t believe what they say until the product is released.

  • Kaihedgie Pretty much my response to the Edo Tensei Kage question

    • Guest

      This is why I quit playing NUNS3 the Edo Kage fanboys are annoying… Edo Kage this! Edo Kage that! Really!

      • Sarthak Verma

        The next thing we know mods are made to replace naruto, sasuke and the most main characters with the Edo kages…… No I think I am pushing it too much.

  • darkfox1

    The Edo tensei kage doesn’t even seem like too much of a stretch to make into playable characters lets say at a later time. In the story mode they had full combos and all that. Hopefully they think about it!

  • Jesse Torres

    I would rather them just and the character by itself and bring back the left stick combo and make the combos longer, rather than looking like 3 hit combo.

  • TheGameTagerZ

    The press release last week CLEARLY said what was going to be included in Full Burst in the first place. I don’t see the issue here. Yeah it sucks but if people READ IT they wouldn’t be surprised here.

    • Bobby Jennings

      Why is this little content going to take 6 months to implement?

      • TheGameTagerZ

        Because they are not only doing the kabuto boss battle but they are also doing directors cut of the cutscenes (which I feel is unnecessary and a waste of time)

        • Bobby Jennings

          I agree. Which furthers my point. It shouldn’t take no 6 months to lighten the visuals. But whatever.

  • Bobby Jennings

    Disappointing indeed.

    • Sarthak Verma

      For those who have a ps3 or xbox 360? yes perhaps. But for those who cant afford them but have an entry-level gaming rig, this is a blessing from cc2

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    by edo kage, people mean the ones from the other villages not Konoha, right?

    • andref


      Considering the Konhoa reveal recently, they could be meaning just the other villages kage but maybe the hokage too

      • MrSirFeatherFang

        never played any games from this series, but Minato is already in the games, right? Although they have shown off a little more of his powers recently.

        • andref

          Did forget about that they already had been in the game though I suspect that with the recent battles in the manga including the Kage, fans would possibly be hoping for updates to the Hokage with new moves or abilities that have recently been shown especially with Minato’s

          (Spoiler: nine-tailed cloak)

  • yorudox

    this DLC is mostly good for people who have not got the game yet, as for me, i’m just gonna have to watch the battle on PS360hd’s YouTube channel…. LOL

  • “If you own Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, you can get Full Burst as DLC.”
    Good. Because if it didn’t, I’d scream. It better be a decent price as well.

  • I can’t wait for Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3: Super Neo Turbo Extended Arcade Edition Plus…. Ver B with the update addition of the spoiler free not-so-hidden Obito Skinpacks available through the Ultimate Ninja Storm: Ultimate Ninja Party Pack Fever….

    Yeah, this is how I read the whole post. Also…
    The is the end!!… UNS3.exe END PROCEEEEEESSSS!!!1!!1
    – 1P Win!

    • Sarthak Verma


  • karasuKumo

    Despite being a loyal fan of the series I’ll skip this.

    Does this mean they’ll pull some bullshit in Storm 4 and leave this part of the story out so it stays exclusive to Storm 3?

    • Bobby Jennings

      Perhaps. That’s how they get you to buy the next game. Honestly all they have to show is a certain person in Kyuubi Chakra Mode and the new Jinchuriki in order to get people to buy it.

      • karasuKumo

        Unfortunately that makes sense, sounds like something CC2 would do. It’s not a direction I want them to go in though. One thing I admired about them is how packed their games were with surprising content. I haven’t seen much of that since they started making games for PS3/360.

        • Bobby Jennings

          Now its all about graphics, graphics graphics. CC2 believes that as long as a bring forth a beautiful story/graphics, their game will sell. But they need to understand, the west wants much more deeper combat and more characters. They need to stop favoring Japan over the US and EU cause that’s mainly where the games are truly selling.

          • karasuKumo

            Yeah I agree, I love the story mode. I’d even put the end boss fight of Storm 2 as one of my favourite gaming moments but the free battle is what keeps people playing and buying the games. Characters aren’t unique now, not like in the PS2 days. The online is un-playable most of the time too.

            Pretty sure Japan also want deep fighting, it’s simply a case of the director only listening to himself.

          • Bobby Jennings

            Nah the Japanese are the ones that want the game to be as casual as possible. It was stated by CC2 themselves.

          • Sarthak Verma

            And that sucks really. Oh and by the way, sorry for intruding on your conversation but it caught my eye.

          • Bobby Jennings

            No prob :)

          • Sarthak Verma

            Ah the classic ps2 days. Naruto ultimate ninja 3 and 5 were the best of naruto. Naruto ultimate ninja 1 was the reason I started watching the anime and reading the manga in the first place. And that is the only reason why I am willing to try this game. I don’t have either a ps3 or an xbox360, so lets just say I was taking it from afar. There were many classic games for ps2, ys series, tomb raider, burnout series(best for me), a few dragon ball z’s, final fantasy x, and the list could go on. The same holds true for ps3 but so far the ps2 has run more than ps3. Over here many people still buy ps2 and its games. I personally play it a lot myself.

          • Sarthak Verma

            And that’s from where we Indians get the games. So any problem with US and EU impacts us as well!

        • Sarthak Verma

          Well ain’t that a surprise?

  • Sarthak Verma


  • sad very sad only one char no worth buying

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