Naruto Storm 3 Demo Officially Announced (Japan)

Posted by Natalie Robinson
Tags: Information, Naruto, PlayStation 3,

Demo-3vK4vM.jpg You may have seen this in past scans, but today Namco Bandai Games Japan has officially announced the Naruto Storm 3 demo will be released in less than a month from today – February 19, 2013! The demo will consist of the Third Hokage vs Nine Tailed Fox giant boss battle and Minato vs Masked Man story mode battle. This demo was showcased at various events already, including the 2012 Comic Con and Japan Expo. We have the video for you to enjoy below.

Just to be clear, this is for JAPAN! No information on a demo for North America or Europe has been announced at this time.

Although the game will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360, the demo will likely only be for PS3 due to the popularity gap of the systems in Japan.

Good news is if you have a Japanese PlayStation Network (PSN) account, you can download the demo for free no matter where you live! At least this has been our experience here at Saiyan Island in the past for Storm 2 and Generations. Anyways, if you don’t have a Japanese PSN (also known as SEN, Sony Entertainment Network) account, you can get one for free at It is worth noting you must select Japan as your country to get a Japanese PSN account. We’ve taken a screenshot of the English version below so you can fill in the form correctly since the text will change to Japanese once you pick Japan. Once you’ve signed up, and clicked the confirmation link in your e-mail, you can go to your PS3 and sign in with your new account. On February 19th, logged in with your Japanese PSN account, you should see and be able to download the Naruto Storm 3 demo in the the Japanese PlayStation Store.


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 North America and South America on March 5, Europe and Australia on March 8, and Japan on April 18, 2013. The story for the game will begin with the Nine Tailed Fox incident from 16 years ago, continue on to the Five Kage Arc, and go up to the Shinobi War, covering the latest episodes of Naruto Shippuden as they air in Japan.

  • madara_da

    when in europe?

  • JamesMarrshal

    Wonderful, thanks.

  • Saiyan

    It has not yet been announced. Rest assured we will let you know once the information is revealed!

  • DonFaber

    Yeah! :D
    Two Bossfights in one Demo ^^

  • Roy Thuis

    Damn I want the vs battles :(

  • yoto111



    Nice info but what about Xbox live ?? we want the demo as well :(

  • ibster

    this is where my Japanese psn account will come in handy

  • pokemon sinoh

    o/ yay! a boss battle in the demo, just like storm 2 *-*

  • Dewayne Glass

    i got a japanese account cant wait to pay the demo.

  • Dewayne Glass

    xbox ant getting it.

  • tgohan

    Hey, the dlcs, are those only obtainable is you preorder from detroit and amazon? Or can you preorder from anywhere and still get the dlcs?

  • Tyrant Alucard

    LOL poor xbox users

  • narutobleachop

    I think only the Goku DLC is for North America. The rest are for Japan/Europe. Yea its for pre-order only unless you get lucky and your store has more.

  • uchihalord1994

    They’ll get it later derp

  • Dewayne Glass

    yeah they should

  • tgohan

    well ok, but if there was more dlcs for america. like i hope.
    but to get them, you HAVE to preorder from gamestop or amazon ONLY?
    or can i preorder anywere? i just want to make sure i get my goku naruto lol. i might preorder this week.

  • neckrosiss

    wait so if the demo is gona be boss fights whats this /watch?v=XgewKDPgKo0 also dont worry xbox got a uns2 and generation demo we will get this too

  • younglamont

    what about the xbox 360

  • biguchiha

    I hope when they realease the demo for europe or north america they put the demo in Xbox too.I think they only put the demo only on PS3 because is the most popular video game in Japan.

  • manoahvdvelde

    I played the demo on a Dutch Game event called Firstlook. They had a couple of pods with the demo running. It had the battle against 9-tails and Minato vs obito. I can tell you one thing: It was freaking awesome!

  • Braxton4715

    me 2 i wanted to play as darui :(

  • Madara

    does anybody know which chars will be playable at the demo

  • Damian Uchiha

    I believe;)

  • manoahvdvelde

    3rd hokage vs 9 tails and Minato vs obito

  • OtherWorlded

    And X box gets left out again* Deep Dark Voice-

  • Kenneth KBC/DK

    Damn..cant make Jap PSN ACC….GOt some sort of error orz~~~

  • Moe Alameddine


  • Thomas Monkman

    japanese demo’s are being region locked so this one may not work. if you download the mgs rising revengence demo it says its not playable in your region.

  • Kira

    i Already have jp account ^^

  • Serket Hamo

    hope the demo isnt locked for eu. Cuzz metal gear rising was also locked when i download it from jp psn store :)

  • Kira

    go watch tutorials on youbube

  • MuffinVonCupcake1

    Alright, look. The xbox users are left out on this, that is true, but you don’t have to rub it in their faces, much like you were rubbing the whole ANBU Itachi DLC in ours. There is a word for people like you; ignorant. And you need to stop being so rude and inconsiderate because you’ll just get ripped to pieces on here. I haven’t ever even seen you here before, where the hell do you get off acting so high and mighty? You need to get your priorities straight and stop trolling.
    Sincerely, A PS3 player

  • MuffinVonCupcake1

    As much as I hate not being able to understand what the hell they’re saying, I’m getting this. No matter what!

  • OtherWorlded

    I wish he would leave SI, he is starting too much stuff.

  • OtherWorlded

    I wish he would leave SI, he is starting too much stuff.

  • Nattanon

    I already create my japanese account, but for some reasons I cannot access the playstation store. It told me to download the software, and when i try downloading, some stupid error code 800233EC occur. Does anyone have any idea how to fix it?

  • Madara


  • manoahvdvelde

    Haha, well, it’s something (if it comes to EU and US that is xD)

  • Damian Pawłowski

    CC2 always give us old demo without vs mode.

  • Abomoha

    If i pre order the Will of fire edition will i get the dlc charecter in the game?

  • Jaye J

    Well no demo for me, well most likely it’ll be later, anyway I thought that they would make the vs. battles as the demo. Hanzo’s a beast.

  • efge

    cant north ameirca get anbu itachi anbu kakashi , hinita road to ninja, and sasuke road to ninja!

  • MuffinVonCupcake1

    Because he’s a troll. He gets off on making others angry.

  • Uzumaki Naruto

    Tengo cuenta de PSN de Japón, EE.UU., España (Europa) y mi país: Argentina
    Google Translator:
    i got account of PSN of Japan, USA, Spain (Europe) and my country: Argentina

  • KuroPansa

    19th February is my birthday o/

  • Serket Hamo

    yeah they will get it when the game is released for over 1 month :P

  • Luis Paez

    not really, storm 1 had a VS demo

  • DavidBowieSamaSenpaiSan

    Yo, you need to shut your little ugly azz up. Looking like somebody go throw acid in yo face or something.. little ugly azz face >:]

  • DavidBowieSamaSenpaiSan

    Because you’re a good samaritan. You get off on disciplining people online

  • Guilherme Dirienzo

    if i buy the naruto storm 3 by british amazon i will have exclusives dlc?

  • Haoshoku_Haki

    i didnt realise the 360 was less popular, the ds is the most popular in japan and in the top 30 selling games in japan for 2012, 27 were ds games (one piece and 2 resident evil games were the only non ds games)

  • MuffinVonCupcake1

    First of all, it’s a picture of Chaos, the final boss from Dissidia. He is quite hideous indeed. Second, the fact that you took time out of your day to insult me really shows just how sad your life is. Finally, I don’t get off on “disciplining” people online, Isimply stated my opinion, as I am aloud to do on the internet. So please, go on telling me what you think of me, because you’re allowed to do that. Good day, sir/ma’am/thing.

  • TCh

    Wow :D i cant wait or this game! :D they have worked really really hsrd for us and its gonna be great! :D thank you CC2 :D <3

  • TCh

    XD i have a Xbox360 and i dont give a shoit that the demo isnt out for us XD it just means that its going to be even MORE EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  • Tsuna Vongola Sawada

    Lmao Dashie

  • jourdan penn


  • jourdan penn

    I hate xbox but i think thts messed up how can they do that to other people and not give xbox a demo

  • SalvadorRamirez

    I already knew this

  • Vorgo13

    We got a demo last year for Generations, there is still hope for us 360′s.

  • disqus_jZ7ef3LMIV

    This demo comes out on my birthday!

  • KuroPansa

    Yaaaay me too bro !

  • Braxton4715

    yea ;/

  • dubaloseven

    Believe it!

  • dubaloseven

    Hanzo strikes me as an awesome support character. I know when I get the game my team will be Yugito (2-Tails) with him and Chiyo.

  • kurama

    i dont need the demo the game will be released after two months.

  • Rick Lee


  • Matsemann08

    Why wouldn’t get 360 get a demo?
    It had a demo for Storm 2 and Generations.

  • Jaye J

    That’s an awesome team. I’ve yet to decide a team.

  • Zack

    360′s for the win. If they actually tried they could hook alot more 360 owners if they release the demo earlier.

  • Rayson

    This isn’t our demo lol, its JP’s

  • robert hill

    Ps3 users time to dust off that Japan account just like for Storm Generations :)

  • Obito Uchiha

    Ever heard of a JP Acc? -_- Also they are exactly the same Demo just a different language.

  • Obito Uchiha

    Get it from the US Store. it’s actually called Revengance now and it’s pretty awesome.

  • Rayson

    Duh, but if you read the info you’ll understand what i mean.

  • Serket Hamo

    yeah i played it thanks allot but it wasnt that awesome :P really like the original series :)

  • OtherWorlded

    I know that’s write~

  • Obito Uchiha

    I’m more of an action game person so i kinda liked it :3

  • Jaber Almarzouqi

    it would be 100 times better if the demo were going to be the VS battles…

  • William ‘Billy’ Millar

    *allowed …. “as i am aloud to do on the internet”… you mean allowed… just saying… sorry lol

  • jourdan penn

    What r u talkin i just said dashie

  • Alexander Romero

    you could also preorder from namco bandai store

  • ninja687

    nooooooooooooow all we need is jutsu clashes they should do it like this the first player to press the button wins the clash, in steed of button smashing

  • Rekkonn Xanderzhxinedershinn

    They should have just made the Vs. Mode a demo. They also could have made a online mode for the demo. That would make people like CC2 more if they thought a bit outside the box. I could live without having to play a boss battle to know what it’s like.

  • WiiStation360

    Good thing I signed up a Japanese PSN

  • Anthony Mendez


  • Anthony Mendez

    hah thats why xbox is trashh

  • Anthony Mendez


  • demonkill34

    the demo is the same in all world…

  • SharinganKeyblader

    Lol the reason why different countries are all not receiving the same DLC is because, North America has yet to watch or even seen a dubbed version of “Road to Ninja”. I think we will all receive the same DLC, but right now we will have to settle for what America will get Check out my Youtube.

  • kimimaru7

    do you have to completely erase your existing account to create a japanese account~? x/

  • Anthony Chaves

    North America don’t get the demo AND the 5 DLC costumes?!?!?! There goes CC2 playing OBVIOUS favorites…..

  • Anthony Chaves

    A dubbed version of that movie will come out in years dude….. they just finished dubbing the 3rd movie…… It just hasn’t come ONLINE for english sub yet to watch. Thats not an exuse for leaving north america without DLC costumes, just the goku costume….

  • Ruseo

    agreed why ruin two big story mode fights when the game release 13 days after the demo

  • TCh

    XD yay!