Overview of Collecting and Customizing in Naruto Generations

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is out in Japan and developer CyberConnect2 has revealed some additional information about items you can collect and customize!

By playing through Naruto Generations, players can collect ninja tools, substitution items, Ninja Info Card images, Ninja Info Card images, Ninja Info Card titles, ultimate jutsu videos, image movies, and anime-style movies. The ultimate jutsu videos, image movies, and anime-style movies are just things to watch for fun. However, the other things – ninja tools, substitution items, Ninja Info Card images, Ninja Info Card images, Ninja Info Card titles – can be used to customize your character and profile!

First off are ninja tools. We’ve talked about ninja tool customization before, but we will touch on it again. As shown below, players can select the ninja tools their character are equipped with and map them to a directional pad button of their choosing.

Ninja tools can be customized in an online mode called Ex Battle Rank (this name may change for North America and Europe). Additionally, they can be customized in offline matches. Specifically, there are four offline modes in which players can customize ninja tools.

  • Free Battle – This mode is similar to Storm 2 in which a player can fight against a friend at their house or the computer.
  • Survival – In this mode, players fight against as many computer opponents as possible, one at a time. More info is available here
  • Tournament – In this mode players can compete against friends and/or computer opponents in a tournament style bracket. More info can be found here.
  • Training – In this mode players can practice their ninja skills on a computer opponent that they can stand still and take attacks or fight back. More info can be found here.

Secondly we will discuss the customization of substitution items. When a player performs a substitution jutsu, their character’s body is generally replaced by a log. Once a player has collected a different substitution item, it can then replace the default log. In Storm 2, for example, the log could be replaced with an octopus tentacle or panda bear.

Third in Anime Games Online’s list of customizable items in Naruto Generations are Ninja Info Card images. These are similar to Storm 2. When a player goes online, for example, they represent themselves with a Ninja Info Card and those Ninja Info Cards have images on them. There are tons of images that can be collected by playing through Generations and a variety of characters that can represent a player. The screenshot below shows Kakashi as the Ninja Info Card image.

The fourth customizable item are Ninja Info Card titles.These titles are comprised of two pre-defined parts – an adjective and a noun. For example, The Leaf Village’s Ninja. “The Leaf Village’s” is the adjective and “Ninja” is the noun. In Storm 2, only the adjective could be customized in Ninja Info Card titles.

That wraps up this overview on collecting and customizing in Naruto Generations. We hope it was informative!

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is a 3D fighter by CyberConnect2 for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360. It will have a revamped online mode, 72 playable characters, 38 stages. The game was published in Japan on February 23, 2012 and will be released in 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.