Naruto Storm 3: Special Announcement, CC2 CEO Coming to USA

Namco Bandai Games America has announced Hiroshi Matsuyama, the president and CEO of CyberConnect2 (CC2, the company behind the development of Naruto Storm 3) is coming to the USA this month! He will have a special announcement in regards to Storm 3 and will take part in a panel that discusses the past and future of Storm.

So where exactly will Matsuyama-san be and what is the announcement? At this point in time it’s unknown what the announcement is (Anime Games Online’s guess is more DLC costumes), but he will be attending WonderCon in Anaheim, California, which takes place March 29-31. The Naruto Storm 3 panel, will take place from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Check out the official press release below.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is inviting attendees at this year’s WonderCon in Anaheim, California a chance to meet with the minds behind two fan favorite franchises from NAMCO BANDAI Games. Hiroshi Matsuyama CEO and President of CyberConnect2, developer of NAMCO BANDAI Games’ NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 and Tales of Xillia producer Hideo Baba will be hosting special panels devoted to their respective series. They will also be available throughout the weekend for signing sessions with fans at the NAMCO BANDAI Games America booth (#1307). WonderCon will be held in the Anaheim Convention Center on March 29-31, 2013.

Tales of Xillia panel
Friday, March 29, 2013
3:00pm – 4:00pm Room: 207BCD

Tales of series producer, Hideo Baba will be making his first North American appearance in 2013 to speak with fans about the popular RPG series’ 15th anniversary for North America and about this summer’s anticipated release of Tales of Xillia. Fans will also be able to meet the English voice actors for Tales of Xillia’s lead characters as they talk about their interpretations and inspirations for Jude Mathis and Milla Maxwell. Guests who dress up as their favorite Tales of characters will receive a special group picture with Hideo Baba!

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 panel
Saturday, March 30, 2013
4:00pm – 5:00pm Room: 207BCD

Hiroshi Matsuyama, President and CEO of famed Japanese developer CyberConnect2 will be hosting a panel discussing the history and evolution of NAMCO BANDAI Games’ Ultimate Ninja series. The hour-long panel will give fans a special inside look at the franchise’s past and future, a special NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 announcement and a chance to challenge Hiroshi Matsuyama at his own game!

Hiroshi Matsuyama and Hideo Baba will also be hosting signing sessions throughout the weekend in the NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. booth (booth #1307). Exact times and dates for each signing will be announced next week.

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.