The guys over at News 10 had the opportunity to interview Jason Enos, Senior Global Brand Manager at Namco Bandai Games America at an event in San Francisco, CA. There, Namco Bandai had on display a demo featuring the character select screen of over 80 characters (most of who were locked and blocked out) as well as the stage select screen with what Anime Games Online counted to be 40 stages. Naruto Storm Generations had 38, but we’ve seen quite a few new stages for Storm 3, so the screen shown may either not be final or have options to see more. Namco has already mentioned there will be over 80 playable characters.
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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.