Namco Bandai Games Europe had mentioned there would be a new system in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations that integrated Naruto cards with the game in order to “unlock corresponding artwork” and “engage in a special mini-battle to unlock a bonus skill and gain an advantage in the main fight”. We don’t have any additional information on the card system yet, but Namco Bandai Games Japan has released an example of a special Generations-themed promotional card.
By the way, if you note the image below has the word “Miracle Battle Carddass”. That is the equivalent to North America’s Collectible Card Games, but with a difference – it seems there is an electronic component associated with Miracle Battle Carddass. We’re not too knowledgeable with the Carddass series, but based on our research it seems like players in Japan can throw it in an arcade machine and play what looks to be similar to an Ultimate Ninja game.
For the purpose of Generations, at least in Europe, there will be a code on the card that you can type into the game to unlock the additional content.
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 Japan on February 23, 2012 and March 30, 2012 in Europe. The North American release date has not yet been officially announced, but it is expected in the same Spring 2012 timeframe. For more information, please visit the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations section.