Naruto Storm 3 to Feature Naruto vs the Nine Tails (Rumor)

Kyubi Chakra Mode! In the Naruto manga (and Shippuden anime) Naruto takes on the Nine Tailed Fox in order to obtain the fiery Tailed Beast Chakra Mode. A new rumor suggests Naruto Storm 3 will cover the epic battle between the two, with the help of Kushina! The rumor comes from the reliable TaleTaleSource Blog, which often correctly reveals the contents of the next Shonen Jump scan. While the rumor doesn’t say what type of battle this will be, we anticipate some kind of giant boss battle. Of course we will have to wait and see!

In other Storm 3 news, the team over at ShackNews had the chance to talk to to Jason Enos, senior global brand manager at Namco Bandai. Enos mentions “One of the focuses of [Naruto Storm 3] for developer CyberConnect2 is to bring the perfect balance of the manga and the anime.” He continues on to say “the anime is more lighthearted while the manga delves a little deeper and gets a little more serious.” Mr. Enos promises that “one of the goals this time around is to make sure manga fans feel more satisfied” by offering both “the cinematic and visual aspect of the anime” and also “the beautiful story development of the manga.”

We’re not sure if that means the game will go past the the anime or if it means just the canon content will be shown in Naruto Storm 3. We suspect the latter since games generally cover anime-only content, but we will have to wait and see!


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.