YOSHA! Thanks to michaels for sending us footage from the 2012 New York Comic Con, where CyberConnect2 CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama confirmed Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (Naruto Storm 3) will see a March 2013 release date! He did not mention which region, but Anime Games Online assumes the March release date is for North America.
Additionally, Matsuyama-san confirmed there will be downloadable content (DLC) for Naruto Storm 3. That includes a Goku (from Dragon Ball Z) costume for Naruto as a free bonus to those who pre-order the game! There will be more DLC, but CyberConnect2 and Namco Bandai Games plan to reveal that in the future. Check out footage from the NYCC panel below!
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. It will begin with the incident with the Nine Tailed Fox from 16 years ago, continue on to the Five Kage Arc, and go up to the Shinobi War, covering latest episode of Naruto Shippuden before the game’s release.