Monday’s press release by Namco Bandai Games Europe, mentioned Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations will have a new system that allows players to use codes from the Naruto Collectable Card game to unlock bonus skills and gain advantages in fights. Specifically, the press release said the following:
In a new first for the NARUTO Storm series, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations will feature an innovative system that integrates real-world collectible cards with the in-game universe. Coming soon to Europe, the next generation of NARUTO collector cards will each carry a code allowing players to unlock corresponding artwork for their in-game profile and engage in a special mini-battle to unlock a bonus skill and gain an advantage in the main fight.
Many fans became concerned that some players may gain an unfair advantage since they don’t collect Naruto cards. Well, CyberConnect2 has clarified this slightly by saying “the game balance will not change dramatically, the main focus is the collection element and not making Super Naruto or anything.”
We wouldn’t be too worried about it since the quality of the gameplay would be effected if external elements were brought in to modify it. However, if you are still concerned, more information on the card system is expected to be released by Namco Bandai Games in the future so we hope to have it for you here on Anime Games Online once it’s available!
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.