Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Heading To PS3 and 360 In 2013

July 5, 2012

More Namco Bandai related news for you, folks. This time the game in question is Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, and it will be heading to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime in 2013.

To mark the announcement, CyberConnect2 (the development team) will be delivering a playable demo to fans attending the 13th Japan Expo in Paris from today until July 8th. The demo will be playable in 2D, but in a series first Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will also offer 3D support.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will feature “the most extensive character roster of any game so far in the series”. Story mode will be throw you into a series of adventures set in the village of Konoha.

“Even though there are of course many, many fans in Japan, the Naruto games are also incredibly popular with European gamers, so we’re honoured and very pleased to be debuting the title at Japan Expo today,” said Olivier Comte, Senior VP Marketing, Sales & Publishing at Namco Bandai Games Europe. “Every one of CyberConnect2’s Naruto titles is fantastic and we can’t wait for fans to see this one.”

“After I tried my hardest to finish the Paris Marathon in April but just couldn’t make it, I feel like I owe something back to this amazing city,” said Hiroshi Matsuyama, President of CyberConnect2. “So I’m very excited to be presenting the first ever hands-on of our newest Naruto game at Japan Expo today. It’s the perfect way to say thank you to the people of Paris and Europe for all their support!”

Are you looking forward to playing Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3? Have a gander at the trailer, and let us know via the comments section below.

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