Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
is shaping up to be an epic endeavour for developer CyberConnect2. From the time of the announcement
, a lot of media has surfaced including a Nine-Tails trailer
to a plethora of screenshots
, the media keeps rolling in.
Recently, more screenshots have surfaced, as well as an interview from the Japan Expo with the CEO of CyberConnect2, Hiroshi Matsuyama.
Here is the interview with CyberConnect2 CEO, Hiroshi Matsuyama, that gives fans of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
, a better idea of what they can expect with regards to the next installment to the Naruto
franchise.1. What is Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 's Storyline? :
I can’t really go into details so far. But I can say that the game will go back 16 years in the past, and will cover from the Kyubi demon incident to the very latest episodes, including the whole ninja war
2. Back to the past, 16 years ago? :
16 years ago, the fox Kyubi overran the village of Konoha. And it started big fights between the demon fox and the 3rd Hokage. Meanwhile, the 4th Hokage fought the masked-man, the one who
triggers the strings of evil. We will learn later the secrets about the birth of Naruto.
3. What can we expect from the Story Mode? :
In the story mode, we kept all the strategic aspects that made the success of Naruto Storm 2, such as the cinematic experience as well the large scale fights with power explosions and visual effects. We also added a very innovative new type of gameplay, but I can’t talk about it yet. But I’m sure that you will have good times playing it.
4.What has changed to the Combat System and The Awakening Mode? :
Of course, we made some improvements on the combat system. For now, we can talk about two of them. One is about the Awakening mode. We added a system that improves the flow of characters awakening during combat depending on their skills.
5. What are the details of Awakening Mode?:
With the right stick of the pad, you can control the awakening of your character. And with the L and R buttons, you will be able to launch a special attack, which is different depending on the character.
6.The second Key of The Awakening Mode? :
The second key improvement is the integration of a brand new system called “Secret Factor” which can be activated during the fights in the Free Battle mode. If you find the right combo, a new cinematic will launch the devastating fury of your character.
7. 3D in Storm 3 ?:
At CyberConnect 2, we are always looking for the best in class visual impact in our games. We have worked on 3D animations. So Naruto Storm 3 will benefit of a unique visual experience on 3D TVs. I invite you to play the game on a 3D TV to experience this incredible visual rendering and its new sensations.
8. What brings Storm 3 for the Manga and anime?
The manga or the anime have their own strengths. Making a video game is not just an adaptation of the anime. The video game is unique, it allows gamers to discover the universe interactively with a different angle. And we wanted to take the best of Naruto and mix it with our ideas. With Storm 3, we excelled ourselves bringing new features that make the video game a media equivalent to the manga or the anime.
9. What does the Japan Expo represent for you?
I’ve been coming to Japan Expo since the beginning, and I see the devotion of the fans for Naruto and its video games. We are very proud to see passionate people happy to discover our work. And it grows year after year. It motivates us to bring them the best we could every time. And this year is no exception; we are convinced that the Naruto series and games will still be very popular in the coming year. Thank you for your never ending support with Naruto.
Fans of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
can expect to get their hands on this title when it is released in the Spring of 2013.