Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Controls

Posted by Natalie Robinson
Tags: Information, Naruto, Screenshots,

One of the common questions we’ve seen fans have is about the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 controls. How will they differ from Naruto Storm 2 or Naruto Generations? At this time Saiyan Island can’t conclusively say what the final control scheme will be like, but we can provide you with an idea based on what we’ve seen at the demos at the 2012 Japan Expo and 2012 San Diego Comic-Con.

In Naruto Storm 2 and Naruto Generations, in order to awaken, the character’s health needed to dip under a certain level. Then and only then upon holding the chakra button for a few seconds could they go into awakening mode. In Naruto Storm 3, in order to awaken, players will need to flick the right control stick up, down, left, or right. They can do this at anytime during the match, even the beginning. Awakening in Storm 3 brings what is known as an “Awakening Action” to the characters arsenal. This is a move that can be launched by pressing either the L1 or R1 button on the PS3 controller in awakening mode only.

One thing we will note is that the trigger for support characters is not included in the screenshot below. This is because the screenshot is from the Japan Expo demo in which Minato takes on the Masked Man. Saiyan Island’s prediction for normal matches is L1 and R1 will be for support until the character awakens, at which point those two buttons will be for the Awakening Action. That’s just our guess though, so we could be wrong.

Lastly, is the “Secret Factor”. In the Japan Expo demo, this is activated when a chakra dash is performed by Minato after Masked Man loses around a bar of health. Saiyan Island’s belief is the Secret Factor is a story mode only function, but we will have to wait and see for sure what developer CyberConnect2 has in store for us.

Again, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is still in development, so the controls may differ when the game is officially released.

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The screenshots below are from the Hokage vs Nine-Tails giant boss battle. They are a bit different from the controls above from the 1-on-1 boss battle since this is a completely different type of match!

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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 Japan, North America, and Europe sometime Spring 2013. We hope to have more details as soon as they become available!

  • J

    i want to know the roster so bad

  • yujizzsakai

    youtube channel yujizzyagami

  • RedDragon10

    I thought the previous post confirmed secret action for vs mode?

  • Shogunreaper

    That secret action would get annoying in a vs match tbh.

  • Sang Nguyen

    this game will be the really really big epic naruto series ever, i think there gonna be a 100 of characters or more. i am 1st

  • Saiyan

    The interview mentioned that was the case, but Saiyan Island is not 100% sure if that’s true because it could have been a mistranslation. We will be sure to update you when more details are released.

  • gamerazor247

    I don’t really like the new awakening mode thing. It’s better to save the best for last :| . The secret factor thing seems similar to DBRB for some reason. But all i know is this game is gonna be BOSS!!!

  • positiveemotions

    We already know this I wonder y s.i post the same stuff 

  • ichigokun

    arent u the guy that says people always complain? dude, stfu urself and be grateful. i like when SI does this, they do a pretty damn good job.

  • Marcos Laia

    They should have taken the “chakra shuriken” and placed another attack ninjutsu

  • positiveemotions

    Believe me I am more than greatful I come to this site everyday its awesome and yes how many ppl have u seen complain just about every thing that si puts out there is ppl complaining 

  • Michael John William McCroy

    I don’t really like the new awakening activation. If you simply flick to awaken, the first thing you would expect is everyone to instantly go and awaken.

  • James Isaac

    Amen -.-

  • positiveemotions

     better than having to call out your support and awaken and have that short cinematic intro thingy I really like this new feature thought i wont use it until my opponents support drive is on fire and ready to do a team uj then i will go into awakening unless they allow for uj/tuj attack while the other opponent is in awakening mode

  • naruto_fan_desia

    We need a demo to help us learn all the new controls

  • ResidentMetroid

    I kinda hate button smashing one button for attack and wished they added another but then again most players rely on their Jutsu and Awakening :/

  • Deidara19

    I’m actually hoping they do allow for players to be hit in awakening mode with UJ or grabs because to my knowledge characters on the anime can in fact still be hit with their opponents specials

  • Salvador

    I can memorize of all this

  • positiveemotions

     Yea i know i hope they fix that as well

  • LiL JJ

    I would love a new control scheme,I would also think it would be cool if they incorporated other elements from other Naruto games. Such as idk if anybody remembers Naruto:rise of a ninja or Broken bond,but in those games you had to actually flick the analog sticks into a certain direction to do a jutsu. To me that would be a good addition, it would bring more challenge than just pressing triangle & O. And also more than one jutsu for a character,in the actual series the ninja dont just perform one jutsu over & over again lol.

  • sonic4ever567

    I think this game will be great!! Especially after hearing the guys at comic con saying the story will be very long…which is kinda already implied because of the point were at in the manga ;) I can’t wait to see the finished product!! ^_^

  • Kasper Lee

    chackra shiruiken is really useful for harassing your opponent in the game…don’t underestimate it

  • EA575

    There is a consequence for using the Awakening too early, which is causing your character to be fatigued.

  • jermar

    dont mean to disappoint but its already been confirmed that this game will not reach the point we are at in the manga right now, but thats nothing to get all depressed about, like you said its still going to have a long story mode

  • jermar

    thats not necessarily true, in fact a smart player would wait till the right time because it will have side affects that can ruin your chances of winning if done to early, for me i hope my opponent awakens early, ive defeated many people in their awakened state without awakening and this wont make a difference, if anything it’ll make my chance of winning even better

  • positiveemotions

    If you notice in the secret fact when you earn those stars in the cinematic intro when attacking a boss fight the life from the life bar does not return in storm 2 when u had 4 stars would get allot of life back it does not seem like that in storm 3′s case 

  • Dwayne Joyner

    man its kinda gay that they said storm 3 would cover the whole of naruto but now they say it will only cover the latest episode of naruto up until its release but then agaain i guess that means we’re getting anotherr storm game after this then

  • Pirathees Rajaratnam

    =( i thought multiplayer, with attacking opponent change with rigth stick  would be awesome. 4 player Brawl will be sweet

  • Yarin Israel Cohen


  • yosef hurbosh

    yeah like when they gonna bring the demo to the playstation store ??????

  • yosef hurbosh

    are you from israel ?

  • Michael Rogowski

    Great so now we can have rage mode fag spammers all the time during the beginning of the match? flawed fucking system already.

  • Michael Rogowski

    I’ll still buy this but I will warn everyone who reads this in the future the game will be brought down in experience by rage mode noobs.

  • Salvador

    The next Storm 3 scan will be this saturday

  • diego cheyre

    I belive this would be better if change the chakra shuriken to another jutsu and that we can change the jutsus after the fight like in naruto ninja storm 1

  • braxton4715

    how do u kno?

  • MiloDeyem93

    2013. the era of the rage spammer is upon us.

  • yosef hurbosh

    who told you ???

  • Edward Watkins

    lol but in the article about secret factor its clearly said to be usable in free battle… they even read their own stuff?

  • Salvador

     Says on the next V-Jump

  • yosef hurbosh

    okay hey look do you know when the demo will come on the playstation store ?

  • Salvador

     No there won’t be one ti’ll january-february if your refferin to japan then that’s when it’ll be released

  • KingSora1991

     It clearly said before the interview that the translations will have a few errors. But you might be right.

  • unleashrage

    I know right, people who use it get on my nerves its probably because half my losses come from getting beat because of it. I dont rate people who use it.

  • yosef hurbosh

    we need a demo urgent beacuase im tired evry 10 minutes entiring saiyan isalnd just to wait for another scaninfo about the game ive even entered tons of websites just to know when is the demo release date on psn !!

  • yosef hurbosh

    i have a jp account but i whant to know when the demo is going to be released

  • Salvador

     In january

  • yosef hurbosh

    for the jp are you sure ?

  • RedDragon10

    True.  I wouldn’t trust the interviewers because half the time they don’t even know what they’re talking about.  Thanks for the answer!

  • Iqwinder Sandhu

    Dammit! Now I have to survive 2012 to get this game! LOL.

  • Salvador

    yosef hurbosh yes just like last year if the release date is march then I’m sure it’ll besame month on 24rd-30th

  • Fahd Zarooni


  • Devaughn Chambers

    still hoping for lars guy’s

  • OtherWorlded

     Whats a lars, lol JK, but I hope not. I rather have another character from the Naruto Universe because god knows CC2 are going to take some out.

  • Robert Bode

    he was a one time deal 

  • narutonatsu

    NA release – June 30EU release – June 30
    JA release – cant really remember but its earlier than NA and EUThat’s what I saw but take it as a rumor.  

  • Andras


  • ARandomBlackKid

    Said I already posted on my dreams for the game and all but I think they should to like Search and destroy or team battles for online basically the point of SnD = 6 people a team vs 6 3 mins for all to kill eachother but this would require free roam so they run and kill eachother stealthy or not teaming = allowed but either way it would make it really feel like you are a ninja
    Running on rooftops smacking people easy
    This rhyme isn’t cheesy
    I am about to pown ya fools ya fools. XD!!
    For team battles hp is half and u are battling till 12 deaths 2 allowed per person the more you level you get more items for use online and if max level +20% speed and more…

  • Devaughn Chambers

     he had mad combo’s though guy’s. i never lost with him at all

  • Anthony

    That was just kind of like a spin-off character, just something random that the developers put into storm 2.

  • Iran Neely

    this is gold

  • damier17

    they should another ninjutsu triangle o…triangle triangle o…ulimate triangle triangle triangle 0

  • Kris Too White

    It was actually a character kishimoto designed for… tekken I believe?

  • Remix Koetsu

    Some characters awaken like they have before. Others can awaken at any time. For the characters that can awaken whenever they want, their max chakra drains until the mode ends, or is cancelled. Meaning that for a time, you will have limited chakra dashes, jutsu, and probably won’t have enough for an ultimate until it recovers.

  • Mona

    I’m in love with sasuke and all his little things