Namco Bandai Games America has issued a press release in regards to the USA pre-order offers. The first are the bonuses from ClubNamco, which includes the USA Collector’s Edition (pictured above) mentioned right here on Anime Games Online last weekend. The second is from GameStop and it is comprised of the Goku Costume for Naruto DLC and trading card (which is being offered everywhere as far as we know) along with a GameStop exclusive poster. Check out the press release below!
SAN JOSE, Calif., (January 21, 2013) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 bonuses at various retailers, including exclusive pre-order offers through GameStop® and NAMCO BANDAI Games America’s online store, ClubNAMCO.com. Based on the hit NARUTO SHIPPUDEN animated series from VIZ Media, LLC, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 unleashes a tornado of electrifying ninja action and adventure that the franchise is known for, along with over 80 playable characters, advanced online modes and enhanced fighting mechanics allowing anyone to become a ninja master.
First-run copies of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 across all retailers will feature a code to download an exclusive Dragon Ball Z® Goku costume for Naruto and collectible trading card. The special costume will allow Naruto to wear Goku’s signature orange gi in-game, marking the first time the two mega anime franchises have crossed over in North America. Pre-ordering the game is highly recommended to guarantee access to these special bonuses.
Players who pre-order the game at a U.S. GameStop store can pick up a GameStop exclusive poster and will receive the Goku costume DLC and collectible trading card when they purchase the game. Additionally, GameStop PowerUp Rewards™ members who pre-order will also receive a 30 day trial subscription to Neon Alley, a 24-hour streaming service developed specifically for anime fans from VIZ Media. The Neon Alley service is currently available to download as an app through the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation 3 system or Xbox LIVE® on Xbox 360.
At NAMCO BANDAI Games America’s online store, ClubNAMCO.com, fans will be able to choose from two different pre-order offers. For $79.99 (plus tax, shipping and handling), fans who pre-order the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 from ClubNAMCO.com can get additional exclusive items, including high quality collectible Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha 6” figurines from Banpresto, an exclusive poster and game soundtrack. This exclusive offer is limited to a total of 5,000 copies. In addition, for $59.99 (plus tax, shipping and handling), fans who pre-order the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 can receive an exclusive poster and game soundtrack. This exclusive offer will be available while supplies last. Pre-ordering either ClubNAMCO.com bonus offer will also guarantee Naruto’s Dragon Ball Z costume DLC and collectible card. Fans can start pre-ordering either offer today at ClubNAMCO.com.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 will feature the most extensive character roster of any game so far in the series, letting fans engage with a huge number of their favorite personalities from the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN universe, be they friend or foe. In story mode, players will be thrown into a series of thrilling adventures as they delve into the Fourth Great Ninja War. For the first time in Ultimate Ninja STORM history, players will be able to relive the most exciting series of the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN anime as it airs in Japan and streams online. Experience new one-versus-many action stages to test players’ ninja skills, while electrifying fights will be punctuated with cinematic boss battles ranging from nefarious villains to massive beasts. Players will also be able to battle against the world through extensive multiplayer modes. Compete in user created tournaments, set up friendly player matches and check out the competition with player cards to view win/loss records and fighting styles.
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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 North America and South America on March 5, Europe and Australia on March 8, and Japan on April 18, 2013. The story for the game will begin with the Nine Tailed Fox incident from 16 years ago, continue on to the Five Kage Arc, and go up to the Shinobi War, covering the latest episodes of Naruto Shippuden as they air in Japan.