Naruto Storm 3: Minato vs Masked Man Gameplay Video

Posted by Natalie Robinson
Tags: Naruto, PlayStation 3, Videos, Xbox 360,

Naruto Storm 3 fans visiting Japan Expo 2012 in Paris, France sure are lucky! That’s because Namco Bandai Games and CyberConnect2 have on display, for play, a demo of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. As far as we know at Saiyan Island, there is the 3rd Hokage vs Kyuubi boss battle and a 1-on-1 story mode match featuring Minato vs Masked Man.

Thanks Kim C!

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!

  • Rayson

    FIRST 

  • enkitheanunnaki

    FIRST GATE OPEEEEEN

  • Jmenyfield

    This looks like I’m watching Generations all over again considering that they brought back the sub bars and still have extremely short ultimate jutsus. I’m sorry to say this but aside from the giant boss battles this game a’int looking too well for me yet, but hopefully they will show something worthwhile eventually I mean this game doesn’t come out until next Spring!

  • daewoo94

    if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002664579568 Christian Ferguson

    Cool

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001383653961 Rafael Georgiou

    I hope they change old characters movesets 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3L7CRXQACZXZYYH7TL5EMIPAI Salvador

     Nice to see this new button thing L2 for xbox it’s LT

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    I wonder if that portion where they both dashed at each other and entered a cinematic was this fight exclusive or if it’s going to be a new mechanic similar to jutsu clashes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002820010471 Gary White

    And add some new combos or new Y-B (Triangle-Circle) moves when you go Awakening Mode.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002820010471 Gary White

     This is just fights. The real change will be the story mode and character ROSTER. I doubt they will do too many CHANGES to the combat system itself. =/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002664579568 Christian Ferguson

    I think it was a cinematic

  • Jmenyfield

    Well it is broke so they should fix it, there’s just about as much spammers from Storm 2 as there are on Generations. If they just kept the gameplay the same as Storm 1 then there wouldn’t be any complaining to begin with. 

  • Rayson

    I think minato has instant tele.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000956529424 Zack David Baker

    ok this vid showed many things

    1. nice graphics a definite improvement
    2. 5 subs this is actually good better than 4 so don’t B!tch besides its still subject to change
    3. minato’s ultimate is same as before but like i said its subject to change 
    4. quick time is epic
    5. the stage looks a bit bigger to me 
    6. minato is abit changed combo wise

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002820010471 Gary White

     That’d be awesome it was a mechanic of all matches. :D

  • kofi_96

    is this a normal battle? like whats up wit 0:40.. cuz that was epic

  • daewoo94

    There will always be people to find personal fault with gameplay. It may not be perfect, but it is certainly better. People spam so much less in Generations. Also, you have to think about what long jutsus would be like in online mode. They look way overpowered first of all, I mean when was the last time that young Ino could create monumental explosions with flowers. The big reason they’re bad though is that the length interrupts quick-paced gameplay. The toned down ones are more realistic and are better for online. 

  • narutobleachop

    story mode battle with qte

  • Jmenyfield

    I clearly said YET didn’t I? If I see something I don’t like I will clearly point it out and if I do see something I like then same thing, I will clearly point it out. I’m not going to dickride this game all the way until its release date like most of this franchise’s loyalists will =/

  • beaunard declasse

    is this minato final or can they change him in the future. not like this minato is bad or anything.

  • http://www.youtube.com/anteelach Stevie

    just remember people this won’t be out till spring 2013, they will keep improving and improving everything, story, modes, characters, the lot! this is gonna be a great game

  • Foolywolf

    Im kind of disappointed that they still have the short cutscenes for ultimate justus again.

  • Jmenyfield

    @daewoo94:disqus If they don’t want to get hit with those “long” ultimate jutsus then they should just learn how not to get hit with them. I personally liked it better in the classic ultimate ninjas when you actually had a way out of the Ultimate Jutsus which would have easily helped to stop the UJ spammers if they were to encounter a person that can press the button commands much faster than them. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XD3KOZ432BZXPOLSB3PPLMENGQ Patricia

    They really need to make the ultimate’s longer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002820010471 Gary White

     Ah, well, yeah, I saw that you said yet. I wasn’t trynna call you out or nothing, I was just sayin’. But I kinda agree with you anyway.

  • daewoo94

    @google-2ffbbc7ff138ff76ce10e3c8818e1ca5:disqus If you can’t button mash, then no one would ever be able to land an ultimate jutsu. There are plenty of ways to counter Ultimate Jutsu spammers. Figuring out who the best characters are to do so is half the fun. I get so much joy when I beat  for example Deidara or Sage Naruto when he goes all six-tailed. As far as I’m concerned, UJ spamming is pretty much the least overused spamming techniques in the game. I don’t need to argue though because they won’t change it back.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I26T5S34AY4UDT7IJF6HWYS3CE Anthony

     All Yes. I think so too

  • Jmenyfield

    And it’s for reasons like that why Ultimate Ninja games can never be as epic as they were back then(gameplay-wise not story-wise even though I hope that Storm 3 will bring back the adventure mode from Ultimate Ninja 4-5). 

  • Jmenyfield

    @Gary White I understand what you mean, I hope I didn’t sound like I dropped the ball or something. 

  • NARUTOxANKO

    1.Nice to see a gameplay but i dont like this guy he want only to win -.-
    come on do some different combos from minato or let this masket man do his jutsu ! i want to see if Cc2 change this unfair jutsu !

    2.The graphic is better

    3. That looks more realistic

    Hope someone show more of te demo but all in all it looks great ^-^

  • DivineKingdom

    They did really well with some of the new ultimates in generations showing its the design that determines whether the flow of combat is retained, not the time scale (certain very short ones broke the flow due to their cheap design), plus the longer times ( only longer by a few seconds) is somewhat justified by you having an active role in the process adding another gameplay element. Plus if they set it so that those who quit online suffer a loss(makes sense as its a forfeit) and allow the ultimate scene to continue despite the other player leaving the match, just for the enjoyment(e.g the scene where characters do a victory pose after a win remains for one person even after the person leaves the match).

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    long ultimates will never return as long as storm has online. it’s not practical (long, button prompting cinematics cause connection issues like in Ult. Tenkaichi) and it slows the flow of games.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001567307279 James Isaac

    I agree some people say this game will blow and they blow lol ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001567307279 James Isaac

    OMG they brung back the button mashing for ultimates sweeet :3

  • http://www.youtube.com/anteelach Stevie

     yeah but i think this will be awesome, i never got Generations since there was no point really, storm 2 does me fine just now, and now storm 3 is out spring 2013 ill just wait till then :P

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U7MU5OUS7FIH575VT4PNZNIDXU jermar

    i got generations cuz i wanted to see the cut scenes, but i guess i could have just watched it on youtube, i guess i just wanted to play with new characters and couldn’t wait

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U7MU5OUS7FIH575VT4PNZNIDXU jermar

    i just realized the cinematic scene they had in this video is similar to storm 2′s sasuke vs itachi cinematic scene, when you threw chakra shuriken, itachi also through some causing cinematic shuriken tossing battle, for this one if you chakra dash towards masked man he does the same causing that epic rasengan scene

  • DivineKingdom

    What?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1116755538 Femi Adams

    -_- That does not sound to healthy for my controller…

  • ALMIGHTY Juicemon E. Genesis

    I pray to the almighty god that is the Sage of Six Paths that they fixed Masked Man’s OP and broken jutsu. . .

  • iamlegend9999

    Man, if they don’t change every characters combo’s for storm 3. I’m not getting it, generations was ok because it was like a Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom and Super Streetfighter 4. But this is a direct sequel. 

  • daewoo94

    No they didn’t. It’s story mode and that wasn’t Minato’s ultimate. You can see Minato’s real ultimate at 1:05. 

  • konanNtobi

    He means that this might be a reason his controlloer starts malfunctioning and I’m sure it will be, before I switched to xbox 360 I. Had PS2 and playing the ultinate ninja games my x button stopped working on one controller and the square on the other rnot to mention when Xbox 360 butoons are pressed to many times they become e0very ressistent when tryin to press them.

  • daewoo94

    good observation!

  • daewoo94

    Why waste time on new combos when the ones we have now are perfectly fine. I’d focus more on new characters’ combos then old ones. Some can change, but the majority are fine. Also, you get characters like Ino and what other new combos can you possibly make? I mean, she kicks and does her mind transfer and throws a few flowers. That’s about it! Different combos would be pointless for her…

  • konanNtobi

    Yeah u could tell tht wasn’t a reguler battle it was definetly story mode

  • Eoenki

    Can we PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get rid of this New Sub Jutsu…. its so cheap. Go back to how it was in Storm 2. Make it like teleporting in Budokai – not this 4 times round about shit

  • konanNtobi

    yeah her combos are fine and can be dramatic and normal, but for people like sakura I feel she is neglected they haven’t even given her another suit, let alone a new a new jutsu or a new ultimate she should efintely get a new moveset and I can’t strees enough how much konan must get everything new, but if they don’t get new ultimates (all characters) ill be disapointed

    @iamlegend9999 you will by the game regardless.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HTQCLTLOW4ZCLHEE3C5FILI3GE Isaac

    I hope they add Kin, Dosu, Zaku and Ino-Skia-Cho(Dads) as playable

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJKG5PL72M2H5N6QFLWXLODEFU B

    Ughh sub bar is back again <.< I don't play online so it's annoying when the CPU is cheesing and blocking all of my combos, you should be able to turn that thing off when your playing offline..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000218035508 Sadike L Ricketts

    They better have Darui playable and the Gold and Silver Brother’s and what just happened when masked man and minato… are there clashes Now ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000218035508 Sadike L Ricketts

    NVM just button mashing sequence

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000279720730 Alex Harris-Wilson

    The sub bar is great,in Storm 2 you couldn’t even use a full combo without your opponent getting behind you without a limit…….and it got rid of the block spammers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1492042103 Manuel Miguel Cordova

    THANK U SO FRIGGIN MUCH,people just want to be able to spam again >,>

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KNYB7WF2WNTRUM2KZSGZK2IJDM Graham

    no. sub bar is good. you are bad.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KNYB7WF2WNTRUM2KZSGZK2IJDM Graham

    no. sub bar is good. you are bad

  • konanNtobi

    Pet peeves , if the game menus have a really boring theme song , I loved NS2, but generations was only decent 5/5

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KNYB7WF2WNTRUM2KZSGZK2IJDM Graham

    the combat system is fine. keep playing, adapt, figure out what works and ultimately get better.

  • konanNtobi

    You can’t call blocking or or substituting a spam .its only right to do it if you can and there was a linit It consumed chahra so it was exactly the same as generation but yoo got 6 or 7 subs instead of four so the only way to make both sides happy is to make a sub recharge button so people have to choose between subs and chakra, and gaurding had its linits witht the gaurd breaking system

  • konanNtobi

    I don’t care if sub bar is there or not, there was no difference you just got a few more subs

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001567307279 James Isaac

    Omg yes! They can add that in the story mode with young naruto I hope they do!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001567307279 James Isaac

    ehh idc. At least this game will be like Storm 2. Seems like most of you all are morons and dont appreciate Storm 2′s game mechanics. Well Im happy the story mode will be like Storm 1 and 2 with building jumping and boss battles umad?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001567307279 James Isaac

    wtf no I dont I meant the button mashing for the boss battles dumbfuck

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    Umm… people spam more now. Kinda hard to stop someone from spamming when you can substitute out of any stupid decision you make.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    I just saw the full version of the fight. It won’t be a new general mechanic unfortunately, you can see the button prompts as though it were just for the boss battle.

  • Haoshoku_Haki

    Well, nice to know Minato is just the exact same he was in other games *sighs* not excited anymore

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000279720730 Alex Harris-Wilson

    But do you remember in Storm 2 people would just stand their like retards and push block repeatably and every time you would attack they would substitute most of the fights were Jutsu spam fights because of that.

  • Drunken Sagemode Nagato Uzimak

    With the exception of pain’s move set that move set was god awful

  • daewoo94

    Well what I’m hoping for is that Nagato is made a playable character. The version when Nagato fought Naruto, Killer Bee, and Itachi. He would have all of the six paths of pain’s abilities in just his own body. His ultimate would be the planetary devastation. There’s potential for him to have a great move set.

  • konanNtobi

    @Alex Harris-Wilson yeah you just reminded me why I love sub bars that was really annoying you co6uldnt even chakra dash at someone without them subing out. Of it. Yeah and that’s true it did turn matches into jutsu fights, in naruto generations I sometimes don’t use jutsu at all

  • konanNtobi

    UPDRAFT ATTACK, AND 4 AERIAL COMBOS that’s all I’m asking for, and maybe a instant gaurd breaking attack like in ultimate ninja titiles.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U7MU5OUS7FIH575VT4PNZNIDXU jermar

    my sharingan see’s all lol

  • Jmenyfield

    Are you saying 5 out or 5 or half way decent?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001697196154 Tierenni Younger

    They better have Konohamaru

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    Btw, someone on Gfaqs wrote this about certain new additions:

    1 ) The demo featured the Sub bar during the minato boss fight with 4 Subs like in Generations ( Each subs is represented by a log. on the bar ).

    2 ) Minato gets one move when he’s awakened, L1 & R1 each with a different cooldown.Press one of them and Minato trows a Kunai, if its connects he rasengan his opponent from above like in the manga.

    3 ) Awakening is INSTANT. You heared me right. Awakening is instant. ( Press R3 to use Awakening. )

    4 ) Awakening is not longer linked to your chakra bar, you can awaken regardless of your chakra bar when you’re low life.

    5 ) And last you don’t get full chakra bar when Awakening is available. Yep you read that right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donovan.hansen.5 Donovan Hansen

    omg lucky bastard got 2 test it

  • konanNtobi

    Oh thanks I didn’t notice that I ment 510, ill edit it.

  • sonic4ever567

    To bad For you Lol, you missed the “demo” part in the title. Plus as Lon as minato is balanced it doesn’t bother me :D . And one less complainer online is better for the storm 3 community. And one more thing, if you don’t like that he is the same then just don’t choose minato.

  • http://twitter.com/BKnockamp AmpBknocka

    Yeah I am not going to get this game no longer Ougis

  • http://twitter.com/BKnockamp AmpBknocka

     They should just make it for offline then, that way we can see epic ougis and when you play online (which is a waste) they can shorten it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ENRWH6PGHSJ274LYJOEMUZXHDM LiL JJ

    People who are saying it’s the same,Did you even watch the video?

  • Haoshoku_Haki

    it means many others will probably be recycled too unfortunately

  • AldouphusWilliams

    is minato vs masked man a boss battle? it didn’t show any cut scenes except the secret factor and the end. they should also change the life bar for the bosses they look to similar and add more button pushing to the bosses

  • Haoshoku_Haki

    different combos would be good because its a sequal and a new game, if everyone is the same its a waste of money, new game new experience entirely . not like WWE games

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U7MU5OUS7FIH575VT4PNZNIDXU jermar

    well it hasn’t been confirmed yet if story mode is going to be like storm 1 or storm 2 (im assuming you all know the difference so im not going to bother to explain). the reason i heard as to why they changed storm 1 story mode to storm 2 story mode is because the transfer of the storm series to xbox. as everyone knows ps3 blue ray discs hold about 6 times as more memory as xbox discs. this is what i heard not sure if its true

  • Uncle Ruckus

    Uncle Ruckus voice: I can’t wait to spam that Madara Uchiha with masked man and pts gaara support online.

  • Uncle Ruckus

    Stole that shit from PS360HD2′s channel loser

  • echem2011

    mimi boss

  • Matthew Green

    Can I dislike this comment?

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    I stole it from someone on my community, who stole it from someone on gamefaqs, who stole it from PS360HD2 (apparently). Get your facts straight.

  • Uncle Ruckus

    i think not

  • nicholas palmer

    wow almost everybody saying that the game is going to be crap cuz of the original gameplay (instead the qte) but yall need to kno its a huge team in control of making this game and they have till early,mid,late spring 2013 to finish it so calm down as for me i just want to know if the story mode will feature chapter 1-end of shippuden 

    other than that im not going to look at any more storm 3 videos so it wont be a spoiler

  • nicholas palmer

    they got time to change all the characters moveset 

    main characters will probably be major changes and minor characters will have slight changes 

  • Grimmjow66

    Ok ?

  • Damian Pawłowski

    You saw the HUGE TEAM in action, Broken NUNS2 and GENERATIONS with not all balanced character and Substitution system. Great job team – spamers win

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001101551285 Nick Kurdadze

    im pretty surewhat people are mad about is ( at least i know i am) the difficulty downgrade of substitutions. bars have nothing to do with it. Limited substitution? ok. idea is good but substitute ANYTHING ? even when you mess up real bad and you opponent clearly has a shot at you? you just press L2 and sub out of anything. it is wrong and reason people don’t use jutsus is because it just turns into a combo combo triangle, x , combo combo… etc after one of the characters runs out of sub bars. That is a broken system. I am not comlaining because i was losing or anything. my win to lose ratio is 33-4 online, but the fights were just unbearable.

  • http://narutospot.net/ ♪☼♪☼(Killer-Kall’s◄JONIN►)☼♪☼♪

    like this post for no reason.

  • mayuran10

    yes and they didnt fix the ragequit problems either.. these guys are just tards selling the same game without improvements over and over

  • mayuran10

    Nick Kurdadze 

    Of course your w/l ratio is high when you quit a online game whenever ur loosing u piece of shit. Anyone can get 100 wins and 0 losses. And this retarded team who make naruto games dont give a shit about what we think, they would sell the same game year after year just to earn money so they can stick more chinese noodles up their asses

  • http://twitter.com/_Moses_G CC2 Fan

     I totally agree with You!!! Generations was ok ’cause it was like a “Compilation”. But Storm 3 need to be completely different in terms of move set/combos. If they recycle those combos again it will be like we are playing Storm 2 or Generations, and what is the point of doing a “new” game which is a copy of it’s predecessor! It will be the 3rd Storm game with the same characters move sets/combos!

  • http://twitter.com/_Moses_G CC2 Fan

     …But if They don’t change them (move sets) what is the point of doing a new game? I don’t want to feel that i’m playing storm 2/Generations with a differen’t Story:/ I want something New and Fresh it terms of combos/gameplay. If they recycle those combos/move sets it will be the 3rd game that they do that! The 3rd GAME!:S

  • http://twitter.com/_Moses_G CC2 Fan

     100% agreed! If they don’t change them what is the point of making a new game?

    Like you said “NEw game new experience entirely”, i totally agree!

  • trevonlegendz

    Not really liking that health bar….

  • http://www.facebook.com/maximo.andrescastilloalcantara Maximo Andres Castillo Alcanta

    stop bitching for the damn health bar because they  made the nj weaker and the combos aswell btw if your getting rapped you can transform at any time so stop complaining because u suck.