The official website for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact (or Naruto Impact for short) has been recently updated! The updates includes new images and gameplay video of Itachi, Shikamaru, Orochimaru, Killer Bee, and Jiraiya! The update does have an interesting thing to note – Orochimaru does not seem playable! If you look at the images and the video, for Itachi, Shikamaru, Killer Bee, and Jiraiya, those guys are under the players control, but in the Orochimaru footage it’s Naruto. If what we see is correct, one could infer a confirmation of there being only 26 playable characters, and the rest as just having a non-playable presence in the game.
Naruto Impact or Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact is an action/fighter under development by CyberConnect 2 for the Sony PSP. It will feature over 50 characters (over 20 of which are playable), co-op play, boss battles, 1-on-1 fighting, and 1-vs-100 action. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact is scheduled for release by publisher Namco Bandai Games in in North America on October 18th, Japan on October 20th and Europe on October 21st.