Mecha Naruto Joins Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Revolution

By Ishaan . December 17, 2013 . 8:30am

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is adding a new character the mix… sort of. The latest issue of Jump magazine (via: kazu4281) reveals that Mecha Naruto will be joining the roster of playable characters.


Mecha Naruto has three different forms—his regular form, a Ninetails form, and a “Mecha Kurama” Ninetails form. He’ll be playable at the Jump Festa event this weekend, so expect to see gameplay footage in the next week or so.


Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Revolution will be released worldwide in 2014.

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  • TheExile285

    Namco plz….

    • Palinger

      Namco holds game licenses for all the big anime franchises in Japan so we will probably see more of these crossovers. UNS3 had Naruto in Goku suit and that was pretty cool but this is a bit ridiculous.

      • Gongasm

        What crossover? These were original designs by the mangaka :|

  • sd28

    i wonder if he knows penguin the hand

  • Lynx

    Well, the author’s always wanted to do a mecha manga.

    Kinda hope he does one.

  • kenshinx13

    …..wait a second… wat? *thinks for a few more seconds*
    that’s silly but… AWESOME!!

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    Is it bigger than galaxy? can it throw solar system? can it shout “who the hell do you think i am!?”? then not enough spiral

    • idrawrobots

      Are asking if Mecha Naruto is familiar with Brotherly Combining?

  • Cyril Murasakitsuyukusa

    Yeah, I could totally live without another lame version of Naruto -___-

    • Koibito888

      Yeah but I could totally live without a generic OC that we’re supposed to take seriously.

  • Arcana Wiz

    …. And the worst is that i loved the mecha kurama ninetails form.

  • B-o-r-i-n-g.

    If they really wanted to have original characters, the 2 characters from Naruto Online would have been a lot better. At least, a lot better than… these things.

    • Kaihedgie

      I think I’ll take a mecha fox over generic blanks

      • I’d take generic blanks, thank you very much.

        At least they have a clean slate to put some new, cool moves into.

        I’m just not feeling the mecha thing… and why Naruto of all people?

        • Koibito888

          I mean… Might have something to do with that whole ‘main character’ thing? Lol

          • Guess so. I’m just not feeling it, personally.

          • Koibito888

            That’s understandable. I’m not really feeling it myself, but I’m definitely feeling it more than some addition that would be made to be taken seriously. Anything non-canon added is a joke anyway so why not make literally a joke character? Lol.

          • Well. I personally liked Lars as a guest character for the fact that I’m a tekken fan as well as the cameo/ small crcrossover.

            And I don’t get the canon thing. I don’t see the point in keeping the game canon in terms of anything other than following the story…

            But like I said before, just an opinion,I’m not expecting everyone to feel the same.

          • Koibito888

            Well it’s usually the case with anime (and very much the case with Naruto) that all of the filler and movie stuff are far less in quality than the canon series. People play the game to appreciate the series, to play as characters they like in an experience that fits the series to a tee. That’s the whole point of an anime based game and just it’s always been a thing that non canon characters have been not as good (unless we’re talking DBZ where the non canon characters have their own following as long as their good). Whenever a character is made for a game, it always ends up being this awkward space that not a lot of people play. Guest characters are better than those filler feeling spaces but they do give off the same feeling. Not many people liked lars in Storm all that much and because that stuff is so detached from the series it’s just hard to take the character seriously. Especially in an anime game like this where the purpose is to replicate the experience of the series so well. So I think it’s really better to instead have a character that you’re not supposed to take seriously, a character awkward in fitting to the series not because it was supposed to be cool but failed, but because it was supposed to be goofy and awkward and succeeded as something cheesy and laughable that you play for a good chuckle.

            Yeah, of course this is all opinions but that’s the point of discussion ^^

        • Rayshawn Davis

          Why not? Why have a Robot Superman? Why have a Mecha-Godzilla? (Or a Mecha-King Ghidorah for that matter). It is very common for title characters to have Mecha-versions of themselves, Naruto is no exception to this.

          Kishi designed and created this original character, you know, based off his own original character, from a game based off his own work.

          Asking why the author of his own work would create a mecha-version of his own star is like asking him why create any new characters at all? It’s because he wanted to do this. I know, shocking.

          • harmonyworld

            Metal Sonic!

          • Rayshawn Davis

            Exactly! lol

          • Why so defensive? I just don’t like the decision for another Naruto character regardless if Kishi or CC2 made them. That’s my opinion.

          • Rayshawn Davis

            I’m not getting defensive as I don’t like Mecha-Naruto all that much, I’m just saying that it’s rather poor to question the creation of Mecha-Naruto like it was a bad choice when it’s not that hard to think about why it came into existence in the first place. People seem to lack that kind of sense in regards to this news. You can keep your opinion, nothing wrong with that, just saying it’s not that hard to see why we have Mecha-Naruto.

          • Believe me when I say this… I would have never predicted a Mecha Naruto character.

            Maybe most people did, which is why I feel it’s so far off. The only reason I could think of is that Naruto is the main character.

            Oh, well. Thanks for the thought out reply. ;)

        • Kaihedgie

          Moves which are inevitably borrowed from others

    • HUmmm no pls no naruto online suckssssssss

    • Koibito888

      See this is much better. Any OC would be just silly and dumb, at least this is supposed to be silly and dumb, it’s amusing and that’s way better than some generic blank that we’re supposed to take seriously, or god forbid another guest character.

    • RichyGaming

      Or a bald Sakura cosplaying Krillin.

      • megaten666

        Oh. My. God.
        I’m crying XD
        Make it happen Bamco… like, right now. You managed to pull of a Mecha-Naruto. Bald Sakura is only one step further.

      • Rayhan PromisedGallery

        someone as epic as Krillin doesn’t deserve to be cosplayed by someone as meh as Sakura

  • xAKUM3TSUx

    “…………..” = My excitement for this -___-

  • XiaomuArisu

    Is that the supposed new awesome character?

  • Mech Kurama reminds me of Gaiking and Mazinger Z in design, which is pretty awesome, wish he was a standalone character actually~

  • Nitraion

    don’t tell me next chara is mecha sasuke,kakashi and so on –“

  • Michael Connell

    All of a sudden I have the urge to play Melty Blood for some reason…

    • TheBlackRabbit

      best hisui is best……

  • RagingTiger44


  • harmonyworld

    How weird and out of place….

  • andref

    Transformers more than meets the eye

  • Namuro

    Oh man, I love this! I’m glad they throw in something totally new (sorta) and unexpected like this. The first 2 forms look like something Kankurou would handle, but the Gaiking form? That’s just brilliant! LOL

    Can’t wait to see this thing in action!

  • harmonyworld

    Then this means….
    Naruto and Sasuke love love sekiha tenkyoken!!

    • Jmanforever23

      LOL!! Who would be master Asia?

      • harmonyworld

        Madara probably~

  • Suriel Cruz

    With SO MANY IDEAS, they could’ve come, they decide to do a robot in a Ninja World. *sigh* Anyways, what will keep me looking at this game is the ‘Ultimate Jutsu Combination’… hopefully they won’t be disappointing too.

    • Kaihedgie

      What are you talking about? What’s a ninja series WITHOUT robots?

      • Suriel Cruz

        I guess you’re right… tho they should have come with a pirate instead. *sigh*

  • Spirit Macardi

    I’m still waiting for The Rower to be playable.

    • British_Otaku

      Get in line, I’m waiting for shopkeeper with shotgun (Naruto – Yes there is a character with a gun) and farmer with shotgun to be playable (Dragon Ball).

      • Lloyd Christmas

        I’ve personally been waiting for that little rock Raditz used to kill the farmer. Now THAT’s a badass rock.

  • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

    Yeah.. I’m honestly not sure how I feel about this but from what was shown I knew it’d be another Naruto obviously lol.

  • OK, I guess if Miku can get in Super Robot Wars, then so can Naruto!

    Go, Kuramazinger! Rocket Rasengan!

  • I was hoping CC2 would do something to change my mind from not getting this, but they go ahead and make a MECHA NARUTO?

    The DLC costumes in S3 were more than half for Naruto… why keep focusing on him? Why THIS kind of character? Why not a guest?


    • Koibito888

      Because guest characters are just as dumb.

      • I don’t think so.

        • Koibito888

          I mean that’s just a difference of opinion really so it’s cool.

          • At least you can respect that, some people don’t seem to get it.

          • Koibito888

            Yeah some people are just rude ><

      • megaten666

        At least guest characters has the potential to get more customers.
        Mecha-Naruto is just… a painful excuse for a new character :/

        • Koibito888

          See any ‘new character’ in the case of something made for the game is a painful excuse for a new character. Non-canon character additions are just stupid in of itself so really anything like that is a poor choice. No number of people that matters ever bought a game for the guest character. At least this isn’t meant to be taken seriously, it’s a joke character to be silly and funny, that (in my opinion of course) is much better than something generic and lame silly OC that just feels like a terrible filler or movie character that we’re supposed to take seriously. I’d rather this than any guest or seriously made up OC.

          • megaten666

            Non-canon shinobi characters would be still better, since they are at least can be placed in the series’ settings. Robotic foes just doesn’t yell Naruto to me. If anything, give me Sheena or Suzu from Tales of Symphony or Tales of Phantasia. At the very least, they are ninjas.

          • Koibito888

            See I disagree. Now yes, a crossover character is better than a made up for the game character, but clearly the point here was for Kishi to create his own character for the game. That said, if it wasn’t this it would have been some filler feeling character, some generic ninja OC and that would have been awful. This was the best choice for an OC, something funny that’s not meant to be taken seriously that we can laugh at and is purposefully awkward opposed to some OC that is supposed to be cool but just doesn’t fit and is awkward because it failed at being something cool. A crossover character would have been better than generic OC but in my own opinion I personally would rather something made to be awkward and funny rather than something awkward that tried to be cool.

            Besides, it wouldn’t be any of those. With this being the third time they had an odd addition, it’s clear Storm would never add something Kishimoto didn’t have a hand in. He designed the costume Lars was in, Naruto in Goku’s outfit was a drawing Kishi did with Toriyama, and this Kishi did himself. They wouldn’t do a good crossover character like that and Kishi’s OC if it were a new character would more than likely be just as lame so really, funny was the best option here.

          • megaten666

            You see, it does makes sense now. Really didn’t know the whole Kishimote thing behind some of the characters in Storm. Always wondered about Lars. Also didn’t know that Mecha-Naruto designed by him. Not that I’m saying I’m satisfied with the character. It still feels strange to me, but at least I now see something common between the character and the Naruto franchise.

          • Koibito888

            Yeah, when they first showed the silhouette of the character they said “a new character designed by Kishimoto himself!” so yeah, this whole mecha naruto was designed by him and yeah that’s why they did Lars because Kishimoto had a hand in designing that specific costume for him. It definitely is strange and silly and shouldn’t feel like anything other than that. I just appreciate something that succeeds in being silly and goofy and detached and dumb way more than something trying to fit in, be cool and awesome, and just failing at it.

            I mean I’m not all super for this myself either, but I’m just happy that I can look at this and laugh with my friends playing the game and go “oh god this is just so ridiculous” and laugh at it instead of “ew this is so ridiculous, why is this trying to be cool?”. So I get to have a few chuckles instead of a negative thought and for that I’m happy about the choice. Plus I’m more excited about this two awakening modes thing because that just sounds way too awesome for me to be any sort of upset about the silliness of a character. I wanna see how cheezy the scene of him going mecha kurama is, that’ll be funny.

            I wonder who else could benefit from this two awakening modes? Clearly the newest Naruto is going to be doing this, he’ll have full KCM as an Instant and full Kurama mode with Adversity. I just wonder if like when they go back and update older character combos, if any older characters will get updated awakenings at all since with a new way of doing them they have an excuse.

          • Wait one second… nothing says Kishi made this guy.

            Not the scan or the sites reporting on it.

            I wouldn’t be so sure to claim Kishimoto did this, we’re all making assumptions assumptions.

            EDIT: nvm, it’s Kishi alright -____-

          • Koibito888

            The first time they showed the silhouette of the ‘newly created character’ they said it was designed by Kishimoto himself.

          • Koibito888

            In fact, the very article on siliconera first mentioning it is as follows:

            “Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution will have 100 playable characters, the most in the Ultimate Ninja Storm series to date. That number may include Young characters which are different characters and other forms like how Sage Mode Naruto is a separate character. Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of Naruto, created a new character specifically for the game. Namco Bandai will reveal more details about the game during Jump Festa in December.

            No assumptions at all, this is a confirmed fact.

            Even more so sites even now are reporting it, check Saiyan Island too.

    • Kaihedgie

      “why keep focusing on him? Why THIS kind of character?” Cause he’s the main/titular character?

      • Okay… so? Doesn’t mean he should always be the focus. That’s just my personal opinion, however.

        • Kaihedgie

          The game, nay, the series is named after him. Why SHOULDN’T he get special attention? /:

          • Um…because he gets enough in the previous games and the show?

            I’m guessing you didn’t mind the Samurai, Cowboy, Pirate, Matador, Gondolier, Kimono, Lederhosen costumes he got in Storm 3?

            That was fine with you, right?

            The focus on Naruto and Sasuke on Shippuden was one of the reasons why I prefer the orignal show– People like Rock Lee, Shikamaru, and even Choji got some character development.

            But no, Naruto is the show’s name, and Naruto deserves more and more forms, costumes, special treatment and focus.

            I guess he’ll be Ichigo.

            With that said, I’m finished here, I shouldn’t have to defend my opinions to everyone.

          • Kaihedgie

            They’re not very good opinions.

            THE main character of a story should never be excluded from any special treatment just because you don’t like him.

            We’ve had this happen before when Sasuke practically became the central focus of Shippuden rather than the title character. Not a whole lot of people liked that

          • There’s no such thing as a good/bad opinion. You just strongly disagree with mine.

            -Never said I dis-liked Naruto; in fact, I LIKE his character. I said I feel that in the games, he got too many DLC focused on him compared to everyone else. In a fighting game, main characters become as important as everyone else, end of story. They are just another character to play as.

            -Hoo boy, I agree. Sasuke gets way too much attention these days, but I won’t go into that.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    It would be awesome to see Kite or Haseo form .Hack as a Guest Fighter….

    • Byron Kerrison II

      No.. No… If they have improved the game then, maybe, but no…

  • Koibito888

    I think the point we need to focus on here is ‘3 forms’ this opens up the possibility of two awakenings, one of each type and that is just sexy.

    • megaten666

      One for the “HP below 50%” condition and one for the “flick the right analog” condition, I guess. Seems logical to me.

      • Koibito888

        Exactly. That’d be so cool. One Instant, one Adversity. I bet the new Naruto will have that; maybe the full KCM Naruto for Instant Awakening and full Kyuubi mode for the Adversity (or below 50%) Awakening mode. Plus Storm goes back to their older characters sometime so it’d be great to see what, if anything this gets applied to.

  • MSJ

    HAHAHA Kishi be trollin <333


    naruto in the new SRW confirmed

    • RichyGaming



        Super Robot Wars

  • The Watcher

    My God

  • Xekyo

    I actually found this hilarious and amusing. I don’t mind Mecha Naruto at all. If they’re releasing characters like this, I can’t wait to see what other over the top characters they’ve got in store.

  • Rafael Budzinski

    …so, we’ll be able to play with a “mecha-Naruto”…whose Kyubi-form is basically Mazinger with a Fox head. Okay.

  • Will John

    Still waiting on Asura…

    • Kaihedgie

      Asura belongs to Capcom

      • Koibito888

        And wasn’t done in some way by Kishimoto.

      • Will John

        I know, but it’s from the same developer so maybeee…?

        • Koibito888

          No, they ONLY do things outside of Naruto that were made by Kishimoto. Never any cross developer stuff. We got Lars because Kishimoto had a hand in that costume of his. Goku outfit because of a collaboration where Kishimoto drew crossover stuff with Toriyama, and he made the entirety of Mecha Naruto. No maybe’s about it, we won’t get anything not touched by Kishimoto so no crossover stuff just because it’s the same developer. Thank god.

  • Ren Yuumei

    ….Mecha Kurama looks SICK

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