Naruto Storm 3 – Demo Release Date, Road to Ninja Hinata (Rumor)

Posted by Natalie Robinson
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Rumor has it the next issue of Jump will reveal Japan’s release date for Naruto Storm 3 as April 18th! That’s over a month after North America / South America’s March 5th and Europe / Australia’s March 8th release date.

However, Japan will be getting a demo of the game in February. In Saiyan Island’s experience, those with a Japanese PlayStation Network account will likely be able to enjoy the demo even if they live somewhere else in the world. No exact date was revealed, but at the latest, we should be getting a demo in late February. That assumes North America, South America, Europe, and Australia doesn’t get their own version of the demo, but we think that’s unlikely.

In addition, the rumor states as a pre-order bonus, Japanese fans will be able to get a downloadable costume for Hinata. Which costume? The one from Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie! She’s pictured on the right. It’s unclear if this will be available for fans of other territories.

As always Saiyan Island considers information like this a rumor so please wait until the scan has been released to call it official! If history is any indication though, it’s likely we will get our confirmation this weekend, if not today!

Thanks Imam Pratama! via gamenyarth

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 Europe in March of 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.

  • Quinton

    i want sexy hinata

  • timanel1

    so explain to me something : the game will end where the anime ends in march 8th or april 18th ?
                                               will JAP version have more story content and dlc than EU/US version ?

  • James

    Mehh. I like the normal cute hinata more ;)

  • Fahd Al Zarooni


  • narutobleachop

    whoooooo yeahhhhh! i can’t wait to play as her!! hope they release her in North America!!

  • jermar

    no, the U.S game will have the same content as the Japanese game, they’re just releasing it early for us. The U.S would have to get permission from the franchise (CC2, Bandai, etc) distributing the game on order to modify it (take stuff out), and i see no reason as to why they would want to do that so we will have the same story mode as they do. Good new is the story mode will stretch to the anime episode of April, YOSH.

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

     If it does then I will order the Japanese version after my birthday on April 13th XD

  • narutobleachop

    Story will probably go until April 18. They will be the same game. DLC might be different tho.

  • Matsemann08


  • devaughn chambers

    I got to get this game. IF they did this then they will put menma in this as well

  • KuroPansa

    OH MAN I need that costume for Hinata, it’s the one I expected the most ! I hope it’s one of the 5 DLC costumes from the Ninja Kit, and also Sasuke from ‘Road to Ninja’ !

  • jermar

    If we consider each episode starting tomorrow will contain at least 2 chapters in it and we will start at chapter 545 tomorrow then by Thurs, April 18 we will be at 573, which is a very interesting chapter to land on.

  • Fahd Al Zarooni


  • Salvador

    yes it is :D but will the story be the same as us or be considered dlc?

  • narutopiece1

    I hope B**CH Hinata is DLC for us too :D

  • Damian Pawłowski

    what a big deal, it’s only 3rd Hokage vs Kyubii and Yondaime vs Masked man.

  • Mathew Gibbons

    Most of us do but that doesn’t stop us liking her Road to Ninja counterpart for different reasons than our reasons for liking Hinata.

  • narutouzomaki

    when will naruto storm 3 come out in europe ? it’s 8 march isn’t ?

  • Mathew Gibbons

     As others have said it’ll be the same game. Storm 2 and Generations both were released before the dub reached the point they led up to. In fact I believe the dub only recently got to Hinata’s confession. Most fans of the Storm games in the west watch the Japanese version or read the manga.

  • narutobleachop

    lol yes, it’s like right in the first paragraph.

  •ózsef-Pálos/100001576711815 József Pálos

    If they follow the same principles with DLCs they followed in storm 1, then later they will release every costume and DLC bonus (you could not get for some reason, like you did not pre order) for free.

  • narutouzomaki

    ok thanks

  • Aadam Hanif

    have you readed Naruto manga 616

  • Aleksa Ilic

    so for one who live in japan their game should be published on 18 of april.Are they have the same game as one who livis in other countrys?

  • uchihalord1994

    Saw this comment in youtubee~ haha! xDD

  • narutopiece1

    It was me (Peacekeeperboy) :D

  • Chance Davis

    Ok yea I like hinata and all, she’s one of the people I play the most. But they show also have the costumes for the characters who are significantly different. I mean for hinata the onlything different is that her jacket is open and she wears booty shorts. They should have the costumes for sasuke and ino as well. But more importantly I want to be MENMA!

  • uchihalord1994

    Damn she’s hot tho~ *w* so do we get a different personalities or what ? lmao


    We want a big variety of costumes for all characters!come on CC2!!

  • uchihalord1994

    Awh i see! xDDD 

  • SuperdeadlyKing

    YES YES GIVE US THIS COSTUME!!!!! haha i actually sent my ideas to cc2 before and one of my suggestions was a road to ninja consume for hinata and menma but i don’t see him being in lol.

  • Joseph Palacios Medrano

    si si si, ke lo sake para verlo en el jugo de naruto

  • gonito

    quiero el DLC de Naruto con ropa de Goku en Argentina!

  • Felipe Noggerini

    Vai ter essa hinata no jogo ? 

  • narutopiece1

    Reader discretion is advised:

    probably, i think when she is in this costume, she’ll be like (when facing sakura) ‘B*tch you ain’t takin my man’ or when she is facing naruto, she’ll be like “Naruto, i am going to **********, then grab ………, and then …………………..”

  • Dewayne Glass

     i did

  • Alex Marrero

    Please CC2… allow Hinata and Sakura costumes to be DLC outside Japan. I never knew gimmicks could make me so happy… screw the ratings boards and their ridiculousness (especially in the U.S.), do it anyway!!

  • naruto uzumaki

    WTF??? JAPAN R GETTING THE GAME AFTER US???? but they made the game they should have it first!!!!!!! …i think there is a trick in this they r going to have a longer story mode than us…more characters O_o damn u japanese bastards :D D (so i am going to have a japanese game this, i gotta hurry nd learn japanesee XDDDDD LMAOOO )

  • Jevonte Marquis Gore

    Peverts! Perverts everywhere!

  • Alex Marrero

    Spike did the same for Ultimate Tenkaichi. They didn’t get anything special even though it came out a month after everywhere else.

  • Alex Marrero

    The release date isn’t surprising. Spike did the same for Ultimate Tenkaichi and JP got nothing new.

  • khmerack

    the way i see it, its only fair anyways. out of all of us, japan gets the most love from cc2. always.

  • naruto uzumaki

    i didn’t play dragon ball: ultimate tenckaichi nd i dont know anything about the game…but getting what u said made me releifed :) ..if what u say is truth then i agree 100% with u :D

  • naruto uzumaki

    thats fair i think because they played as the jinchuurikis in late december at jump festa 13′ nd what i think they played with naruto KCM level 2 nd had tournaments nd everything for 2 dayss….yea thats 100% fair :D  

  • Larry E. Powe Jr.


  • Jevonte Marquis Gore

    They might not cuz RTN won’t be here for a couple years.

  • Sky


  • ace

    I think Storm 1 and 2 came out in U.S. before Japan. Generations is the oddball. I think what it is is they don’t want to spoil things for the anime only population in japan. Said population is of no importance anywhere else. At NY Comic Con  Matsuyama said he had no idea Naruto was so popular in the U.S.

  • Gregory

    everything sounds nice and dandy but i feel like we’er gitting the shitty end of the stick

  • OtherWorlded

    That doesn’t really matter, it like storm 2 going up to Pein, or Storm 3 taking place during the war. Technically the US didn’t even get to any of those, but we still got the same characters as Japan and everything else. Unless we are talking about the manga, but that is a whole diff story.

  • Larry E. Powe Jr.

    Sexy Hinata can beat Sakura, anytime, RTN or real Hinata!

  • Alex Marrero

    Also, the later release in Japan means that we will probably get more story content since the anime in Japan will be farther at that point.

  • Alex Marrero

    I’m talking about the ratings board, the ones that rate the game T for “Teen” etc. They may not allow such skimpy outfits in a game rated T since they are much stricter outside Japan (where as Pegi 12 is okay).

  • KuroPansa

    We had Storm 1 and 2 before Japan (Europe and NA), only Generations was released first in Japan. Storm 3 follows the rule.

  • Larry E. Powe Jr.

    RTN Hinata is the coolest and the hottest!!

  • Larry E. Powe Jr.

    Oh, I know what she’ll do to Naruto when they’re alone, if you know what I’m mean! LOL

  • Larry E. Powe Jr.

    Who cares, both Hinatas are hot, shy and/or badass. Doesn’t matter. She still can beat Sakura.

  • jourdan penn

    I seriously think that January 21 isnt gonna be tht exciting

  • jourdan penn

    Dude r u serious cc2 is doin a good job wat r u complainin about

  • Cody Lewis

    Except this game will be the first naruto game rated pegi 16

  • Mordecai and Rigby

    Well The Bleach game for the PS3 was released in America and the 4th movie wasn’t even out at that time so its possible and these games are way ahead of the american anime and slightly ahead of the american manga and yet we got the past two games.

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  • Ricardo Papeleira


  • Dwayne Wallace

    tsunade costume….. enough said

  • Lee Mitchell

    Well I believe that a lot of Japanese fans like the English cast as much if not more than the Japanese cast. So in order to make everyone happy they might’ve decided to J-dub the game but not release it yet send the Japan-dub version and its content over to America to have it Eng- dub encoded. since it’s already in America have it released in America first then have them re-sent it to Japan to be released there. Some places might want or might promise extra content on products before locally releasing it. I know I would do that to my anime if I wanted to locally release it with both Japanese and English audio. And Naruto shippuden ultimate ninja storm generations was different from the main sequels. The head director highly stated that “Generations was planed to be a fighting game and was not however to be the official installment of the Storm series. But their will be a Storm 3 and we will more likely be focusing more on shippuden which means we will more likely be bringing back epic battles” which was stated 6 months after release. So with generations it wasn’t as much worth it as with the other installments… and DEMO are not really worth dubbing either since it’s just less than 5 to 10 minutes of a sample of the full game. By chance if the series popular enough they may consider making a dub version for other countries( eg. Australia, North America,…) and in other cases they wont even make a DEMO at all.

  • Dario Sinniah

    guys is this a free DLC or should i pay it or is it in the pre-order card with the game?