Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 – Two Awakening Types

Posted by Natalie Robinson
Tags: Information, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360,

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will have two different awakening types. The first is the traditional one we’ve been seeing since Naruto Storm 1 – hold of the triangle button when health dips under a certain level. An example can be seen at the video at this link. The second, new type of awakening is the one with a flick of the left analog stick. An example is from the Minato vs Masked Man footage at the San Diego Comic-Con.

At the 2012 New York Comic Con, players were presented with a screen showing all the playable characters in that particular arena’s demo. Sasuke and Hanzo can awaken only when their health dips, while Mifune, Darui, Naruto, and Minato can awaken at anytime. CyberConnect2 CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama has mentioned there are risks to awakening at anytime. What are those risks? According to Saiyan Island fan Raymond Rivera, if a player uses their awakening early, the chakra bar decreases (example screenshot here).

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.

  • positiveemotions

    wow i took that snap shot and i didnt get the credit

  • enkitheanunnaki

    2 gate is open
    2 hokage

  • trollbito

    tht sucks but then again u could be lying

  • Mike Kersten

    That’s todays sad world. People steal shit and don’t credit

  • Steven Ly

    That’s great that they have both awakenings. I like the animations for the bigger ones.

  • narutobleachop

    Where is your snapshot? This was in a video Saiyan Island already posted. If you took a snapshot it was from their video lol. So technically you stole from them and they are using what was theirs already.

  • Waxgyi


  • narutobleachop

    I like the old school awakenings because of the animations, but I always wanted to awaken early with KCM Naruto so I call this win! specially since it sounds like both are in it!

  • positiveemotions

    go to saiyan island forums and you will see that i indeed posted the screen shot go to naruto forums > naruto village  than naruto rasengan fields 

  • narutobleachop

    yep, ur right he’s lying. i see him do it all the time.

  • Brian Marias

    Doing it this way I think isn’t very good. Depending on how the game turns out the characters that can go into awaking early could have a huge advantage over the characters that cant.

  • positiveemotions

    go to island forums than naruto village than rasengan fields find the page that i posted the screen shot from the video there you will see i did not lie

  • positiveemotions

    and saiyan island does not own youtube i took the snap shot from youtube than uploaded the screen shot on the si forum storm 3 thread

  • TomasBnc

    I love saiyan island

  • Murzsa Roland

    What is the Point of this? Why Seperate the characters by awakening?? Dosent every character can do the Both of theme?? some character goes awakening regular and some of theme any time?? I donnt understand… why all the characters just have one type of the awakenings,….WTF?????!!!!!

  • Miguel

    This is just a demo, chill

  • Link0913

    What I think they’re doing, for the demo, seperating the two types for fans to see the difference. Both should be possible in the full game.

  • Pojomon

    Like the guy stated in the interview, like since naruto learned how to. Ontrol the kyubii. Chakra it would be appropriate for him to activate at will like the tv show but some other characters like itachi didn’t use sussano until he was about to die.

    It wouldn’t be fair if people could spam their itachi & danZo awakenings from the start.

  • Murzsa Roland

     i got it…:(?( its just….. I want to see Darui unleash his true power with a badass cutscene and this makeing me sad:S:(:( And dont mention the other characters whos get the new awakening and they will not get a cool awakening cutscene:S:S  anyway the game looks and everything!

  • Rayson


  • *Super~Sayian*

    Itachi should be allowed to awaken early, cause ever since he was revived by kabuto, he spammed the living crap out of it, clearly the only reason he used susanoo late against sasuke was because he was sick and was going easy.

    however you’re right it would be unfair to use him early, but that was the reason why the developers add a “risk” to it, so I don’t think it’ll be a issue for susanoo and danzo users. CC2 should put up an early list of who and who can’t awaken early.

  • Rayson

    ARE U FUCKING SERIOUS in generations who wins susanoo sasuke vs kcm naruto -_-?

  • RedDragon10

    If I read it correctly, its not really “2 different awakening types,” its just the fact that some characters can awaken at any point while others cannot.

  • WiiStation360

     KCM Naruto wins

  • Berki Boy

    but they ALL get the new awakening action *_* Epicness too!

  • mauricekelm

    Every Otaku love Saiyan Island

  • Graham

    That is correct.  Which I think is a good addition to the game! It will mix up battles and strategies a little more.

  • beslic.josip

    Chars who can enter everly don´t have an advantage, after their maybe shorter awakening is over, there chacra bar decreses and what will happen? they Can´t (maybe) use Ultimate Jutsu anymore :D
    And thank god CC2 did this, giving characters some different strategy, amybe they feel less teh same anymore! ^^

  • ALMIGHTY Juicemon E. Genesis

    Big ass susano’o in the middle of a combo to completely destroy the opponent in like 5 seconds is completely unfair.  They have their reasons.  They are probably going to do the same to sage naruto and the 6 tails.  Why Hanzo can’t awaken whenever he wants is kind of a wtf, but it is what it is.

  • ALMIGHTY Juicemon E. Genesis

    that is still taking credit for something SOMEONE ELSE uploaded.

  • Abdi Hassan

    Yeah but one will have the traditional animation/dialogue and the other will not.

  • ALMIGHTY Juicemon E. Genesis

    The monkey is speaking the truth.

  • Tyler Casilio

    It should be flick for everyone, not both that’s stupid

  • Damian Pawłowski

    I hope the Curse mark sasuke can awakening in the beggining :P , Because I love Curse Mark state, In Nun Storm1 I can play it 1min that is enought good, but in Storm 2 and Generations His awakening is only for a 30seconds :( sometimes it feels too short.

    I was thinking that all characters will have it bought, Standard awakening and with Tilt.(ofcorse all awakenings balanced for Storm3).

    Why Hanzo have Awakening for 30seconds only :( he have nothing special in awakening mode only on R1/L1 but all characters will have it
    That should be all characters who doesn’t have anything new like Karin, sakura, kiba, Pain… will have awakenings for 1min on analog stick.
    and those who have something new: Minato, Sasorii, Sasuke, Itachi, Naruto, Kakuzu… will have for 30 seconds.
    Because I’m sure that there is a character that will can Awakening from the beggining for 1minute and is OVER POWERED. I hope that the Sage naruto can’t awakening from the beggining because in STORM2 and GENERATIONS his Awakening is OVER POWERED. Jump and spam Chakra shuriken/Chakra Air, in storm2 this destroy guard, and in storm generations it makes guard red but when we want to chakra dash it makes chakra air dash because Kyuubi is in the air, character get less chakra dash range and get hit, even if we fall on the ground, that air get hit us :. Sage naruto and naruto 4 tail awakenings are OVERPOWERED I hope they will change for the STORM3. I know that this guy from CyberConnect2 love Sage naruto but please, all characters balanced don’t be a baby, you lose match, you use over powered awakening and get happy that you win the match god damn it.

  • RedDragon10

     It will, but that will also mean that some characters will have a better chance of getting a head start from the very beginning of the game while others will have to potentially suffer a savage beatdown.   To just make it fair, they should just allow all the characters to automatically awaken.

  • Alex Marrero

    Hmm… this is actually interesting. We’ll see if this balances things or not, since certain characters can awaken at anytime but there are some major drawbacks.

    Btw, know what this probably means? Can’t charge chakra for a while in Awakening mode? No more awakening mode jutsu spam, hehe. ^_^

  • Rayson


  • Kira

    very interesting and awaken anytime will be a disadvantage “If a player depletes their chakra completely while in the early awakening
    mode, then they will have to wait for a period before being able to
    charge their chakra” no doubt I prefer the traditional awakening type

  • Adison Peña

    They talk like if are about to have 7 minutes battles while it’ll be just 1:50 or 2:40 minutes on stage ¬____¬

  • CoolDude14

    I just wanted to point out that naruto is exactly the same. But since the game is called “Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3,” I am positive that there will be a new naruto with permanent KCM and probably bijuu mode awakening(maybe not….if not then he’ll probably something like “Golden Spark” mode where he’s OD fast). I’m sorry for the randomness of this post but I got into an argument awhile ago with someone and they told me that there wouldn’t be a permanent KCM naruto which just sounded utterly STUPID to me because during this whole war, naruto is in KCM. And every storm game, naruto always gets a huge powerup so yea. Plus KCM naruto is on the cover and he has way too many moves to fit into just an awakening….

    And I also wanted to say that this whole awakening thing sounded nice until they said that certain characters will not be able to awaken at any time. I know why they did it but I hope that this is just for the demo and not for the game. I understand that sasuke and sage naruto would just go susanno and 6 tails and pretty much tear shit up but isnt that what the drawbacks are for anyway? Plus I can definately see that they’re only going to do this for the overpowered characters like sasuke and sage naruto but what good is awakening whenever you want if you can only do it with the shitty characters? Plus, I would really love to like have an online match using KCM naruto and then find out that I’m versing someone like Madara and then the second the match starts, he goes perfect susanno and I go bijuu mode. AND WE WOULD BOTH TEAR SHIT UP!! lol. Then that would make it really awesome is if we have extremely destructible environments so mad buildings and shit are getting blown the f*ck up! ……………too bad this is CC2 lol   

  • Jamaal Jacobs

     Good thinh about the game is that they making it realistic aswell and fair too
    this can show when it comes to online mode who is actual are truly naruto strm 3 plaayers

  • Ian G Bernard

     cyberconnect stealing money from people
    all these games have been the same
    they just add a couple characters a couple stages and call it a new game
    and we buy it cuz we like the anime and manga
    all of these games are exact same

  • Ivan Quintero

    welcome to the world of call of duty my friend

  • dark_flame360

    Are you comparing this to Call of Duty? Really?

  • MaxMinez

    I wat naruto ultimate ninja storm 3 to have the clash

  • MaxMinez

    I wat naruto ultimate ninja storm 3 to have the clash

  • musleh

    He’s not comparing the game to Call of duty just the business strategy, of course he knows they are two completely different genres.

  • Zafar Ali

    noooo clash

  • william declet

    just like in storm one sum characters should stay in there awakening mode

  • Ben Breen

    actually it is a whole new game with the 4th great ninja war and the nine tailed fox attacking village plus new characters and new types of battle and places

  • SlapThoseNuts

    This Game going 2 be so lame Naruto so old like the b!tch that when around the Hood wow took them 2.half years just make a new naruto game i dont see nothing special in this game just because they added new charatcers and new stages new jutsu same old characters still have the same jutsu like ino game need blance still the same as generation i’m done with naruto never buying anymore naruto games!!! nothing special

  • Randy Salobir

    yeah who could compare a solid fighting game which gets at least a few new mechanics everytime with a awesome story mode to the exact same trash with a new 2 hour campaign every half year like CoD?

  • leo

    Lol and who isnt comparing hahaha dont get me wrong i completly agree :-D

  • red

    hey slap those nuts suck it

  • Orion Ramirez

    First of all why the name?
    Second of all the game follows the story line, you shouldn’t expect the game which follows a story line to change the jutsu. stop being a brat and find a new game. like they need you to buy their game. Im supprised they let you and your ignorance buy the games- good grammar dumbass.

  • Brandon chaney

    These guys are a bunch of old ladys complaining about every little thing about the game its based on the anime dah