A new scan from Shonen Jump magazine shows off Naruto, Yamato, Sai, Sakura, Asuma, and Shikamaru exploring different venues in the free-roam story mode of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2! Among the places you will be able to visit include the Forest of Death, Heaven and Earth Bridge, the Hidden Sand Village, and the Ramen Shop!
Additionally, in an interview, Dennis Lee, product manager at Namco Bandai Games, detailed that players would be able to experience story mode from the eyes of Naruto, Sasuke, and Jiraiya. The scan below, however, states players will be able to change controllable characters in the free-roam story experience and shows Asuma leading Shikamaru.
This would lead us to believe that while one part of the story will be told from Naruto’s point of view, it does not limit players to only controlling him (or to only controlling Sasuke or Jiraiya from their point’s of view). This is unconfirmed, but if true, would add additional depth to the game!
Lastly, the demo for Japanese audiences has been confirmed to be July 29th!
Thanks to Anime Games Online’s very own des!