YOSHODEMO!!! That’s not a real word, but it communicates Anime Games Online’s excitement for this new Naruto Storm 3 partial scan! As you can see below, hack and slash battles are confirmed! This is similar to the type of battle found in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact for the PSP where players roam around and fight hordes of enemies. The latest scan shows Sasuke taking on Samuri during the Five Kage Arc.
Anime Games Online is pretty sure this is part of story mode, but the question is, will this be how story mode plays out completely? In other words, in Storm 2 players just ran around freely until they were met with a person standing around who challenged them to a normal or giant boss battle fight. Will Storm 3’s story mode be filled with this kind of hack and slash (in addition to giant boss battles and normal battles)? We aren’t sure at this point in time, but we’d certainly dig it!
Also, from our understanding (and we could be wrong) there is a new system called “The Ultimate Decision” where players will be able to follow different paths in the game. We hope to have more info on this once it is revealed.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is Namco Bandai Games and CyberConnect2’s fourth entry in the Storm series. It will be available for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 in Japan, North America, and Europe sometime Spring 2013.