News: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, which was rumored earlier, seems to be confirmed as an alleged Shonen Jump scan for the game has been uploaded showing some screenshots.
It looks like the storm will continue to rage, Naruto fighting game fans. The sequel to Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 appears to be in development and will be out next year.
The game was rumored last week, but now a real-looking scan for the game from Japanese mag Shonen Jump, as uploaded by Saiyan Island (full image there), seems to confirm that Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is in the works. The fighter is reportedly being developed CyberConnect2, the folks who made the previous Storm games, and will hit the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2013 (at least in Japan).
The aforementioned scan shows Nine-Tails along with Naruto in Nine-Tails Chakra Mode. There’s also screenshots of what appears to be the Third Hokage battling Nine-Tails and the Fourth Hokage fighting against the masked Tobi. The game’s logo title and a “2013″ number, which is presumably the game’s release date, can also be seen.
NS: UNS 2 was released in 2010, and the most recent Naruto fighter, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, came out March of this year. We gave the latter an 8.6 out of 10, and as a big Naruto fan, I’ve been dying to play it. As a matter of fact, I’ve been dying to play any Naruto fighting game, but just haven’t gotten around to it. That needs to change though, since I absolutely love how the games look like they’re ripped straight out of the anime; the combat, animations and art style always look incredibly slick.