Everybody has a story. A culmination of experiences that make them the person they are today. This holds true even for some fictitious people, like our favorite orange-clad knuckle head ninja, who has a whole series dedicated to him. It also holds true for some of the other characters in the the anime/manga series staring that ninja, Naruto! Developer CyberConnect2 has decided to put a new twist on things in their up-coming electrifying fighter, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations. According to Saiyan island’s Shiro Kaiser, yesterday’s scan revealed more than just the confirmation of anime-style cutscenes and opening/endings videos.
It also revealed Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations will also feature dramatic battles that tell the story, the legend, of Minato Namikaze, Itachi Uchiha, and Kakashi Hatake! We’ve seen all three ninjas history unfold in the manga, but it will be the first time experiencing it on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360! We personally did not recall the anime-style scenes shown in yesterdays and thought we may have just forgotten. Luckily for us, fans around the web have re-watched Kakashi Gaiden and reported not once seeing Minato hold a kunai to young Kakashi. We also followed up by checking manga chapter 439, and Shippuden episodes 167-168 and Minato does not stop Naruto’s punch as shown in the scan, he grabs his arm! This leads us to believe that at least some of the anime-style cutscenes in Generations may very well be original! We’re just hypothesizing of course, and the scenes from the scan may just be from the opening/ending videos, which will be original to the game.
Doing some additional research, we at Anime Games Online were reminded some of Minato’s story unfolds as late as chapter 504. Naruto games generally only cover what the anime has covered. We’re not too sure if this will be good or bad news, but sometime between now and the games release in Spring 2012, in theory, it seems we should also be getting canon episodes that cover Naruto chapters 490-504!
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is a 3D fighter in works by CyberConnect2 for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360. It is scheduled to be published in North America, Europe, and Japan by Namco Bandai Games in 2012. For more information, please visit the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations section.