UPDATE: The scan related to this post has been released. Masked Madara is playable, the real Madara Uchiha is shown in a cutscene.
There are somethings in life that get a fan excited beyond belief. This next rumor may very well be it! According to the reliable Japanese blog TaleTaleSource, the next Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations will confirm the playable status of Madara! Now before we get too excited remember this is a rumor. Additionally, Madara doesn’t necessarily mean Madara Uchiha, the crazy powerful co-founder of the Hidden Leaf Village, it could mean Serious Tobi (also known as Masked Madara).
Actually Masked Madara is specifically mentioned, but what makes us suspect Madara Uchiha is that from our understanding (and we could be completely wrong and just very hopeful) is that the Japanese blog also mentions the First Hokage and “The Legend of Madara”. If you recall, it was Madara Uchiha who fought the First Hokage, not Serious Tobi. It is however, also mentioned in the rumor Masked Madara (Serious Tobi) and Minato’s stories will intersect, just like in the anime/manga.
The Naruto Generations story mode will be told from the perspective of 10 characters. If this rumor is true, including Madara, we now know 7 of the characters who will be the focus of the game’s story (Minato, Kakashi, Itachi, Naruto, Sasuke, Killer Bee being the other 6)
Again, this is all rumor until officially confirmed by pictorial evidence. And let us stress we might just be wishfully thinking about Madara Uchiha here on Saiyan Island, but it’s tough to believe “The Legend of Madara” is complete without the actual man himself.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is a 3D fighter in works by CyberConnect2 for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360. It will have a revamped online mode, 75 playable characters, and at least 35 stages. The game is scheduled to be published in Japan on February 23, 2012, North America on March 13, 2012, and March 30, 2012 in Europe. For more information, please visit the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations section.