Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm has 25 playable characters, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 has 42 playable characters, and Naruto Storm Generations has 72 playable characters. If Saiyan Island has understood the brand new interview correctly from popular Japanese website Famitsu with the president of CyberConnect2, Hiroshi Matsuyama, Naruto Storm 3 will have over 72 playable characters! Again, we have to say if we understood correctly, which we may not have (that is why there is an asterisk in the title).
Most of the interview covers content that was revealed at the North American San Diego Comic Con and Paris’ Japan Expo, both of which took place in July. This includes information on the success of Naruto Storm Generations, Naruto Storm 3’s secret factors, and quick-time events.
Matsumuya-san mentions Ultimate Decision mode and from Saiyan Island’s understanding (again, we could be wrong) he explains that players can take two paths – one from the standard Naruto story and the other which differs. The example he gives is players can select whether they take part in the battle between Minato and the Masked Man initially (which is what happened in the anime) or they can participate in the battle between the Third Hokage and Nine Tails first (which is what happened second in the anime). The other example he gives is from scan 8, either Naruto can fight the Nine Tails alone or with the support of Killer Bee and the 8-tails.
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. It will begin with the incident with the Nine Tailed Fox from 16 years ago, continue on to the Five Kage Arc, and go up to the Shinobi War, covering latest episode of Naruto Shippuden before the game’s release.