During a recent Famitsu interview with Bandai Namco Producer, Yusuke Sasaki, and CyberConnect2 President, Hiroshi Matsuyama, they talked about the enhanced cinematic story telling in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.
Those of you who follow the Naruto anime or manga might know how the story has been building up to a climax in the recent Shinobi World War Arc. Plenty of battles from that arc will be playable in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, but the story telling aspect was actually a huge focus in the development of the game.
CyberConnect2 President and CEO, Hiroshi Matsuyama, said that each chapter was made by the development team with the thought process of making a feature film. He believes that completing a chapter will reward the player with the same satisfactory feeling you get from finishing a movie.
“What surprised me the most was Chapter 4 in story mode. It revolves around the story of Naruto’s mother, Kushina, and the Nine-Tails event. The original story is very moving and its entire episode is included in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.” said Sasaki. “There aren’t too many battles in the chapter and the event scenes alone take up about one and a half hours. The scenes are also in full motion with real-time 3D characters, instead of still frame pictures, too.”
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is slated to be released on March 5th for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.