The latest instalment in the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm series officially released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 last week. And as of today, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution has finally released worldwide on Steam.
Note: There are spoilers from the latest and future episode of the anime
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is the fifth game in the high octane 3D fighter developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Bandai Namco Games. The game has over 100 characters from the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime, making it the largest roster in the franchise. The game itself includes new gameplay mechanics, story elements from the anime and manga, as well as original story elements such as the Sunny Side Up anime special featuring Itachi and Sasuke.
A new animation and story in the game will explore the relationship between the new playable character Shisui Uchiha and Itachi Uchiha as they were part of the elite squad, the ANBU. The game will also mark the first appearance of Shisui’s susanoo.
The game itself will also feature a brand new animation titled Truth of Akatsuki, which will show the creation and beginnings of the infamous group the Akatsuki. The player will be able to recruit and fight members of the Akatsuki before the groups formation many years ago. The characters themselves will be much younger with their new appearances designed by Masashi Kishimoto himself. Additionally, a new original character from Kishimoto also appears in the game, Mecha Naruto. In a very bizarre turn, CyberConnect2 and Kishimoto plays homage to old Sci-fi Mecha anime by adding in a mechanical version of Naruto and Kurama, and all in its cheesy glory.
The game features new gameplay mechanics, such as the Combination Ultimate Techniques where two or three characters can combine their ultimate attacks together for a devastating attack. The combination attacks can be used by special teams, such as Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura, or Hidan and Kakuzu. They are limited to the teams from the anime and manga. Another new feature is the Ninja World Tournament mode. This new mode pits the player against 3 AI characters in a variety of matches in order to obtain special battle orbs. The player with the most orbs win in a tournament style fashion. This mode will only be exclusive to the single player portion of the game, so any multiplayer variation of this mode will not be present.
Other new features include: new Guard Break and Counterattack mechanics, the ability to customise the character’s appearance, a special anime feature with Team Minato and Kushina Uzumaki, and a new three type battle system – Ultimate, Awakening and Drive. The game will follow on from the story of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, delving into the Ten-Tails Revival Arc. Here are some new screenshots from Namco Bandai Games:
Additionally, some new character renders were also released:
Namco Bandai have also released the launch trailer for the game:
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution will be the fifth game in the Ultimate Ninja Storm series and will be a sequel to Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. The games are 3D arena fighting games, and are developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Namco Bandai Games. Revolution has been confirmed to be slightly different from previous games, and could be seen as a spin-off title. The game will include over 100 characters from the entire Naruto anime and manga series. The creator of Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto, designed one of the new characters – Mecha Naruto. The game will include lots of new features, such as the ability to perform “Combination Ultimate Jutsus”, having two characters combining their ultimate attacks into one. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution also introduces a new game mode to the series, Ninja World Tournament. This new mode pits the player against 3 AI characters in a variety of matches in order to obtain special battle orbs. The player with the most orbs win in a tournament style fashion. The game will continue off where the story in Ninja Storm 3 left off.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is currently available on Steam. The game will cost $49.95 USD, $69.95 AUD, £39.99 GBP and €49,99 Euros. If you owned a copy of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 you get a 10% discount. The game is also currently available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Will you be getting the game on Steam? Or maybe the console versions? Let us know in the comments. We will have a review of the game in the upcoming days.
Visit the game’s official website here: http://www.naruto-stormrevolution.com