UPDATED POST: Naruto Storm Revolution: North America Demo Details
Big things are happening next week Naruto Storm Revolution fans! The demo of Naruto Storm Revolution will be hitting the PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Marketplace next week in North America and Europe and in Japan it will be exclusively on the PlayStation Network. For Europe and Japan, the demo is confirmed for a July 2nd release.
It’s unannounced for North America which day the demo will hit exactly, but Bandai Namco Games America has confirmed that it will be out next week. Typically the PlayStation Network in North America updates on Tuesdays, so if we are lucky we could have the demo July 1st, but again it’s unconfirmed at this time. Details will be revealed on Monday.
A Naruto Storm Revolution demo will also be at Anime Expo 2014. The event will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California (USA) from July 3-6, 2014. For our friends in Europe, Naruto Storm Revolution will be at the 2014 Japan Expo, which will take place at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in Paris, France. As a bonus for those going to Japan Expo, Hiroshi Matsuyama, the president and CEO of Naruto Storm Revolution developer CyberConnect2, will be in attendance!
It’s unclear if the demo available at the two expos will be the same or different than the one being released for PSN and Xbox Marketplace. We’ve seen three different iterations (that we at Anime Games Online can remember) of the demo so far, including a Mecha Naruto boss battle that had Tailed Beast Mode Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke playable and a second one with the four Edo Kage, Tailed Beast Mode Naruto, Mecha Naruto, Sakura, Sasuke, and Kakashi playable in free battle. Both versions of the demo had Sasuke as support for Tailed Beast Mode Naruto. The demo being released for download this up-coming week is the third iteration and the confirmed characters for it so far are Tailed Beast Mode Naruto (with Minato and Kushina support), Sasuke, Kakashi, and Mecha Naruto.
Take a look below at the official press releases by Bandai Namco Games America and Europe for their respective events:
BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. is returning to Anime Expo, North America’s largest anime convention, with a weekend full of panels, tournaments and autograph signings. The 2014 Anime Expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3-6, 2014.
BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. will have a number of fun activities planned for attendees this year at their booth (#101) including tournaments for NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™: Ultimate Ninja® STORM 3 Full Burst and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle. Tournament sign-ups and times can be found in the schedule below. Special autograph signings with the producers for Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment game producer and One Piece Unlimited World Red with special items on-hand at the booth to be autographed.
Playable demos for BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc.’s upcoming lineup of anime and RPG titles will also be present at the booth including: ONE PIECE® Unlimited World Red, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™: Ultimate Ninja® STORM REVOLUTION, Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, DYNASTY WARRIORS®: GUNDAM Reborn, TALES OF XILLIA® 2, TALES OF HEARTS™ R and Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment.
Outside of the booth, BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. will host a panel Thursday afternoon at 3:30PM in room LP2 to discuss their upcoming JRPG titles TALES OF XILLIA 2, TALES OF HEARTS R and Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. The panel will provide insight on the localization of TALES OF XILLIA 2 with special guests as well as development of Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment with the game’s producer. Additional surprises and prizes to be expected!
Schedule of events for BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. at Anime Expo 2014
Thursday, July 3rd
3:30PM-4:30PM – BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. JRPG Power Hour (Panel Room LP2)
Friday, July 4th
10:00AM – Sign-ups begin for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle tournament
11:00AM-11:30AM – Yosuke Futami (Producer, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment) autograph signing
2:00PM – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle tournament begins
Saturday July 5th
10:00AM – Sign-ups being for NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst tournament
1:00PM-1:30PM – Koji Nakajima (Producer, One Piece Unlimited World Red) autograph signing
2:00PM – NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst tournament begins
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is the latest game in Bandai Namco and CyberConnect2’s acclaimed Naruto Storm series. It will be for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The game will contain stories never before seen in the Naruto anime/manga, including the Creation of Akatsuki, Shisui’s back-story, and Kushina’s interaction with Minato’s and his team. In addition, there will be new combination team jutsus, over 100 playable characters, and 50 minutes of exclusive anime footage. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution will be released worldwide in September 2014.