Happy Friday Naruto fans! Some new information and screenshots for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations online mode have been revealed thanks to SI’s H3LLRav3n and Japanese website Famitsu!
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations will allow players to enjoy and compete in online play as part of Battle Rank, which is the traditional ranked fighting mode you know and love from Storm 2 and Ex Battle Rank, which lets players enjoy ranked battle and customize elements to offer a different style of play. You can learn more about these from a December 2011 post on Anime Games Online.
In addition to Battle Rank and Ex Battle Rank there is a new mode called Endless Battle. From our understanding, and we could be wrong, is that this an online mode that allows players to fight as many human opponents as possible. In other words, when you defeat an opponent, you are then pitted against another opponent until your health meter runs out. Again, if we understood correctly, it is a survival mode online, Naruto style! Information on offline survival mode can be found here.
Another online mode in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is the tournament mode. This allows 8 players to get together online and compete for supremacy! From our understanding of Famitsu’s Japanese article, and we could be wrong, is that tournament mode will allow you to compete with friends and strangers!
Lastly, there is a new feature in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations that lets players save and share their replays online for free! About two days ago, CyberConnect2 tweeted that it is unlikely players will be able to upload their videos to YouTube directly from their PS3/360. Of course this can change, but from our understanding and experience with other games, players will be able to save replays to an online repository exclusive to Generations that will be accessible from the game itself.
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, North America on March 13, 2012, and March 30, 2012 in Europe. For more information, please visit the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations section.