Madara on Australian Special Edition Naruto Storm 3 Art (Removed)

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

Update January 30 Per official request, Saiyan Island has removed the image of the True Despair version featuring Madara and replaced it with the one without him. EB Games has also replaced the art.

Update January 24 EB Games Australia has Madara Uchiha on the True Despair box art. This doesn’t confirm him as a playable character, but in our mind, it definitely increases the chances! We’ve updated the image below. Thanks Tyler Casilio!


Original Article:

Namco Bandai Games has released the final art for the special editions of Naruto Storm 3 in Europe. These were also shown in Naruto Storm 3 – Trailer 5, but today they are here in image format! Fans in Europe can purchase two versions of the special edition – True Despair and Will of Fire. As you can see in the image below, True Despair features Rinnegan Tobi (who is currently calling himself Madara in the anime) and Kurama Mode Naruto (who fans on Saiyan Island often refer to as Tailed Beast Mode Naruto).

Namco Bandai Games Europe has mentioned fans should check with their local retailers to see what versions of Naruto Storm 3 and what pre-order bonuses they will carry as it may vary across the large continent.


Thanks Rory Alden Nielander, Jonathan Rivera Almodovar

Related Links
Namco Bandai Press Release on Naruto Storm 3 USA Pre-Order Offers
Naruto Storm 3 – ANBU Kakashi, Road to Ninja Sasuke, Swimsuit Sakura DLC for Japan

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.

  • Greg Carter

    First….. Eh its kinda overrated lol

  • MurryEggplant

    Well this is nice.

  • dill

    australia eb games has conferd madara in the game

  • Vilson

    No Madara?

  • Tyrant Alucard

    Hmm madara not on that one

  • UN4Ever

    True Despair box art isn’t final because Madara isn’t there

  • Madara Uzumaki

    Where is Madara??

  • dill

    madara on the australia on

  • Jonathan Rivera Almodovar

    We want Madara when do we want him now!! We want Madara when do we want him now!! We want Madara when do we want him now!!

  • aj hall


  • dill

    australia eb games has conferd madara on the box in australia

  • narutopiece1

    I can’t believe Europe didn’t put Madara Uchiha on the True Despair edition, whereas on Australia’s true Dispair Edition it Madara on it.

  • Tyler Casilio
  • dill

    thats becos we cool nare you shood get it to soon

  • UN4Ever

    Yes do it Saiyan Island!

  • NeoBahamut

    I was just about to say the same thing, they should have Madara there instead of Kabuto. And am I the only one that prefers the True Despair pack to the Will OF Fire one? Idk, it just seems to have more variety (Sasuke, Obito eh, I mean Tobi, Kabuto, there’s a lot of villains in the series… the wof pack just shows Naruto a bunch of times, and there’s only so much we can have from him!)

  • NeoBahamut

    now don’t go lying about stuff like this man, that ain’t cool!

  • uchihalord1994

    What the h*** ? -.- shouldn’t madara be on the top left of the box art ??? o.o or was it fake ??? orrrrr Europe didn’t bother putting him lol

  • UN4Ever

    Did you see ebgames True Despair box art?
    madara is there along with kabuto and tobi and it looks legit to me

  • dill

    its truw go to eb game australia and you will see

  • NeoBahamut

    Yes I did! But why would they hide him out of this image?? Either the one at EBgames is a fake OR they purposely blocked out Madara in the image here for a future presentation. Maybe they want to show him off as soon as he shows up in the anime. Either way, this seals the deal: Uchiha Madara will be in Strom 3!!!

  • UN4Ever

    I think they will put Madara on the True Despair box art when they confirm him!

  • DonJah

    Well, aside from Madara being on the Australian cover art, it also has a different art for the cover of the soundtrack, which I find a bit curious…

  • Saiyan


  • NeoBahamut

    Indeed… dafuq is up with this???

  • DonJah

    Seems very likely.

  • Juvis Pineda

    what the F#%CK are you comment Madara is in tue box art!!!!

  • dill

    thay blocked im out i what to my ebgame and thay shod madara on the caver of True Despair edition

  • dill

    told you :)

  • DonJah

    Now the pics updated. You can stop screamin’.

  • KuroPansa

    So Australia is in Europe ?

  • NeoBahamut

    I bet everyone gets the True Despair pack now cause of this. That is the power of UCHIHA!!!

  • Madara Uzumaki

    Thank you SI :)

  • manoahvdvelde

    I think they deliberately took it off in the trailer. So that people would be guessing if Madara was in the game. Since they went through all that trouble, I’m sure he is playable

  • UN4Ever

    WOW you are right

  • anto2494

    maybe madara is in the game :D

  • KuroPansa

    He’ll be in the game for sure, but will he be playable ? We don’t know yet. Probably, I guess.

  • vladisimo93

    Yeah madara uchiha is on the game cover but we don t know if he s stupid are this type of affirmations what would be the point of putting a char that isn t playable on the cover box?

  • Lucas Mota

    que daora

  • dill

    i now be for Tyler Casilio now so hahaha i was rite

  • pokemon sinoh

    now we just have to wait the confirmation xD

  • Sully121


  • Jonathan Rivera Almodovar

    He has to be playable like all epic characters they confirmed

  • animegeek

    stop being stupid his name isn’t madara its rinn. tobi and he’s OBITO you imbeciles and edo madara might be on but if he isn’t so what you not going to program him on there or draw all his art or make his 3d model so shut it.

  • Hiei Superdeadlyking


  • narutobleachop

    Edo madara is on the box art. Look to the left of Tobi

  • UN4Ever

    We are talking about Edo madara NOT rinnegan tobi ــ.ــ

  • dill

    go uchiha

  • Javier de Prada

    Putting madara in the coverwithout being playable would be a suicide move…

  • Javier de Prada

    Are you stupid? Look at tobi’s left…

  • Elord

    wowo nice good, wait not yet if you get Madara Confirmed scan jump :) hope so……

  • EA575


  • jason bradley

    i think that madara will be playable,it looks like that will be the character art for the character.after all that that is kabutomarus character art,so i’m going to assume it’s the same for madara and war tobi.

  • Javier de Prada

    *PLEASE ANSWER THIS* Can I buy the True Despair edition without the sasuke figure?

  • Jonathan Rivera Almodovar

    Why can’t we get a cool box art like kurama mode naruto in the front Madara on the side and masked Tobi on the other side and in the middle background EMS sauske

  • Javier de Prada

    At tobi’s left

  • Javier de Prada

    Look at tobi’s left

  • *Super~Sayian*

    LOL, storm 4 will probably have the sage of six paths on the cover lol

  • Tomáš Jolanda Plocek

    So… If I buy Will of Fire edition, I´ll have 5 Exclusive DLC Costumes? But If I buy normal edition I’ll have only 1 Costume?

  • Koura

    I don’t think so

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    I wish na got the true despair one, the case is epic looking and all the dlc costumes, I WANT

  • Tomáš Jolanda Plocek

    If I’ll buy The Will of Fire edition will I get that 5 Exclusive DLC Costumes? And If I’ll buy normal edition will I’ll get that Exclusive DLC Costumes too?

  • T-bird Boierul


  • Bardock – SSJ2


  • Bardock – SSJ2


  • Javier de Prada


  • Pedro Alves

    Finally the man we all have been waiting for…… It’s in the cover, it’s pretty much a confirmation. ALL HEIL MADARA. The shinobi god XD

  • Jonathan Rivera Almodovar

    Whenever Madara is comfirmed as playable I would like if the added hashirama playable because that will be a epic team lol

  • Dustin Castillo

    What we all need is an American Will of fire and true despair pack. Am I right?

  • Lightbringer

    I also hope they add DSM Kabuto to the mix….and as a separate character, like sage mode naruto, and not just an awakening.

  • Narutotiger9


  • Narutotiger9


  • Patryk Słupikowski

    my question- if i preorder True Despair edition will i got artbook? or is it just for standard edition? No one from shops can tell me that….

  • musleh

    The true despair has been removed from amazon UK, does this mean there could be a change of box art

  • Bardock – SSJ2

    Actually, it woud be better if he was an Awakening /(^O^)

  • agazzi

    I hate it that gaara is not on the original box art because he is important in the war and one of the strongest of whole naruto and the coolest!!

  • naruto uzumaki


  • Tyler Casilio

    Your welcome. If you see narutopiece1 tell him thanks too! He’s the one who found it I just went to the link and provided easy access to the pic for you!

  • swago

    why are they not anouncing tsunade

  • jermar

    Why would they?

  • NitroHal

    Storm 3 is the last in the series.

  • jermar

    Now all I’m waiting for is a confirmation for Edo Kage’s, Itachi, and Nagato. Once these guys are confirmed I will be completely satisfied.

  • DavidBowieSamaSenpaiSan

    It’s times like these when I lose faith in humanity and feel like headbutting a wall.

  • neckrosiss

    wow so if he is playable than true despair box will be kinda a piece of history first time madara was in a naruto game and was first character to be confirmed via box art in said game series or at least to my knowledge

  • efge

    it is ?

  • James

    I agree. Theres no more characters to add after this war.

  • James

    This is amazing o.o

  • IchigoUzumaki

    Last i heard, this was the last Storm game but i could be wrong.

  • SalvadorRamirez

    Oh it’s about damn time especially when people on here where referring thst he should be on the cover well he is and in edo tensei

  • Brandon Gray

    You already know that she’s gonna be in it so whats the point?

  • Haoshoku_Haki

    very nice! I got the will of fire edition because that poster is too awesome!

  • Guest

    How can it be the last of the series if the manga isn’t even over yet?

  • ThePirateKid

    I think they change it or accidentally leaked it cause when I was checking it out a few days ago it had the old cover which I thought was crap compared to will of fire but now I’m getting true despair

  • Cody

    Will of Fire is great, but True Despair? its Curse of Hatred
    its strait from the manga, they didnt even have to make one up. its right there to parallel ‘will of fire’ and it even sounds more suited… how did they mess that one up

  • Brock

    Yay for the Will Of Fire edition *whops everyone like True Despair*


  • p[zrvb ervRWR

    madara is in. come on now think about it what just a week ago a madara scan drops thats fake? ( the best fake i have ever seen). when this week he is on this True Despair box art really cc2 just confirm him as a playable the cat is out the bag and i need a poster of True Despair box cover as a poster asap

  • thatchinkykid

    Yeah this is going to be the last Storm game on the 360/PS3, the new Xbox is going to be announced this year at E3 so new console new games for Naruto!

  • Geǿ Marley

    They can make an expansion and finish the story.

  • Tobi

    He’ll be it the game because he will be in the anime before April 18th. And the game is supposed to cover the anime till the games release in japan.

  • Brodie Mains

    lol must be troll

  • Tobi

    Couldn’t agree more except I’d also like to see Rinnegan Tobi playable in some sort of scan.

  • UpgradeJ

    what the hell is wrong wit you guys. Why are you demanding Madara to be in the game, when the previously announced character (Kurama Shroud Naruto) obviously means that the story goes beyond Madara’s fight against the 5 kage.

  • GingerXpress321

    Damn…. Australia’s got the hottest girls and is getting the 5 dlc costumes… I’m moving

  • Ronald Ramos

    Guys, stop demanding for Madara to be announced as a character. He WILL be announced once episode 302 or 303 are out, since Madara will make his appearance in one of those two episodes.

  • CC2 Devolper

    they need to make generations 2 from original naruto to naruto shippuden Great ninja war 4!

  • Ruseo

    Quite honestly just because this is the last storm game doesnt mean its the last Naruto game. just like dragonball z first it was budokai then tenkaichi with naruto it was ultimate ninja or ninja accel then it was storm. next could be like senkai or something

  • Babacar D

    Uchiha madara…..i finally see you T_T

  • IchigoUzumaki

    I know that, i never said their wouldn’t be any game after Storm.

  • Trent Reese

    they said that they were gonna make another one to end the series

  • Baryll

    How about take the cursed name of generations away, and call it Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Finale, or some badass final name. It would cover every single thing WITH an actual story, not just choppy images.

  • Marianne Richard

    The next Ultimate Ninja will probably be on Xbox720/PS4. When they pass from PS2 to PS3, the name was changed from Narutltimate Accel to Narultimate Storm in Japan and from Ultimate Ninja to Ultimate Ninja Storm in the West.

    So in all likelyhood, this will be the last Ultimate Ninja Storm, but not the last Ultimate Ninja.

  • sam

    I highly doubt that. they’ill probably still make it on this gen. I can 100% guarantee that.

  • James

    Excatly what I meant.

  • John Ramirez

    For Storm 4 they’ll just continue where Storm 3 left off. But they should add story mode for movies which will expand the game. Or maybe had the Chikara Arc to the story or the Three-Tails Arc.

  • Kevin Panambo

    yes, its the last in the storm series because ps4 is coming out in 2014!!!

  • Rick Lee

    All we need is sage mode kabuto and we’re all set to go.

  • Marcus Greetis

    CC2 said that BEFORE Kishimoto declared 2 more years of the storyline :)

  • jermar

    Oh ye, I almost forgot about him. I guess since I’ve seen him so much I already thought he was confirmed (at least in my head lol), but ye I want him too.

  • Alex Marrero

    And they also said Storm 3 was supposed to go to the end of the manga… look how that turned out.

  • MurryEggplant

    I look forward to beating down the Madara player’s as 2nd Mizukage it’s going to be a real blast.

  • Dewayne Glass

    yeap it is

  • Grace Kondorura


  • Hason Peart

    If this isn’t the last storm game, the last one should be called, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Final Storm xD nice and clear o3o. Anyways, I hope Madara is confirmed because if he’s confirmed don’t they have to go up to the Kage vs Madara because that is when he truly shows his moves, or is there another moment that they could use?

  • thekira708

    hopefully he will be in the game it would make no sense to put him on the game cover but not in the game

  • MurryEggplant

    There will not be storm 4 I cannot stress this enough people.

  • MurryEggplant

    finally someone with some common funking sense!!

  • MurryEggplant

    Can people please shut up about Naruto storm 4? storm 3 will be the last instalment in the storm seires there is nothing worth while that can be added in storm 4 the entire story mode would consist of fighting Madara and Obito & there won’t be any charecter’s added to make it worth the buy damn.

  • Bardock – SSJ2

    Dude, that’s not Madara on the cover.

  • David Han

    Tell that to Namco and their DBZ games.

  • Dalton Murphy

    No Its not.

  • DonJah

    True Despair cover, background, left side.

  • Bardock – SSJ2

    He will be in the game for sure if he does not make it, people should get over it >_<

  • OtherWorlded

    Actually, I have an ideal for Storm 4. There is alot more that can be added to storm 4 and the manga is still ongoing. It ain’t over until Orochimaru dies and the whole Naruto X Sauke thing is settled.

  • OtherWorlded

    This is how companies make A LOT of money.~

    This Is The Last One We Will Make!~

    Then- People scream, question why?, then what do you know, more people are buying~

    And about a year or two later, they announce another installment~ The world goes round, the rich get richer and kids who don’t know the value of a dollar die alittle more inside.—

  • Alex Harris-Wilson

    Damn, Storm 3 isn’t even out yet and you guys are debating abt Storm 4 ,what the hell is wrong you guys ? Let’s just enjoy that what we are getting for now.

  • Pedro Alves

    where did you hear that naruto storm 3 was the last one? not complaining, just curious do know where that information came from…

  •الحسين-عمر/100004176451915 الحسين عمر

    i hope she will have her regeneration jutsu as an awakening !!!!

  •الحسين-عمر/100004176451915 الحسين عمر

    now since madara is confirmed they must change hashirima moveset i mean hes madara rival how can he be this slow and weak in generation !!! please cc2 do something about him and give him a beast movesets and awakening :)

  • Mohammad Katerji

    Hel Yea! All i want left for storm 3 is tag team battles!

  • thecrows2332

    Im just happy Australia gets a mention once in a while.

  • ShisuiUchiha88

    We don’t know yet will Storm 4 or whatever it will called in new generation of console will be on xbox 720 or whatever it will be…maybe they release it only on ps4.

  • Tony Colarusso

    still no confirmed characters… pathetic…

  • Dewayne Glass

    there ant going to be a storm 4.

  • Turbotrup

    I hope they will give us more changes in gameplay with each sequel

  • Bardock – SSJ2

    I wish :(

  • vestlus1

    Our Prayer’s have been heard! Tsunade will show herself in a swimsuit! Thank GOD!

  • Felipe


  • Jaye J

    At first, I had no doubt they were gonna save Madara for the last storm but now that the Jinchuriki have been revealed and everything, I have no doubt he’s gonna be in. If anything they’ll just let us see when we are playing the game or announce it last.

  • Interius

    100%?? Seems like someone is going to be proven wrong

  • vestlus1

    “Naruto Games From Bandai” on facebook!

  • Genemaru

    Here is an Answer to all of your Questions: The reason why CC2 is going big this year, is becuase Naruto Storm 3 is supposedly the last Storm Game. Also this year(2013) is the last year for Xbox 360 and PS3, so they are not making anymore Storm games for PS3 and 360. My theory on what their planning for The new Gen consoles is a Mix of Generations and Storm and fuse them to make one big game(Because new gen Xbox as blue ray which has more CD space) like DBZ: Tenkaichi 3 which has over 150 playable Characters. For how many Characters that are going to be in Storm 3 is 81 Playable and 7 support, my theory on the 7 support is Kushina, Konohamaru, Anko, Zetsu, Menma, Kurenai, and the Gedo Mazou(LOL). As for Rinnegan Tobi, Madara Uchiha, and Sage Kabuto their on the true despair cover so most likely there playable. As for the Edo Kages their porbbaly in there because they were seen in the anime and 1 of them is already sealed(Gaara’s Father). As for the 7 swordsmen being playable most of them are already sealed in the anime so most-likely their playable. As for the Kage Helpers their skills were shown in the Kage Summit Arc and the Kage Summit Arc is the second Arc in the Campaign. Also Pakura is going to be in the game because she was already sealed in the Anime. As for a Guest Character Like Asura(From Asura Wraith) is most likely not going to be in their because of the limited 81 spaces. Thats it for now……and btw i could be wrong with about 75% of this so don’t take my word for it but its a 70% chance that most of this info is true…

  • MurryEggplant

    It’s the fact that most series of games go up into a third installment and as I said a storm 4 would be basically the same thing as storm 3 but with just a few add on’s.

  • MurryEggplant

    Have you ever seen a DBZ BT4? no, of course there will be other Naruto video games after storm 3 just not other storm installments.

  • Gohan

    You don’t have to get it you know

  • Gohan

    Storm 4 has been talked about by matsuyama. It is on youtube. He has also talked about future storm releases

  • Ruseo

    sorry for singling you out, just yours was the first post i looked at that had that. I know you in particular werent saying it just your post fit in the conversation i wanted to say that in lol

  • thekira708

    i thought ps4 was coming out in august and i dont tihnk it will be the last storm game

  • MurryEggplant

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I am sad now.

  • David Han

    Well, I’ve seen DBZ UT. And maybe there woun’t be a Storm 4 but there will probably be one more Storm. But you are semi right though, there will be other Naruto games.

  • Michael

    I think there should be a non edo madara with the powers he had when he fought hashirama and an edo one with his current powers.

  • Rekkonn Xanderzhxinedershinn

    Look here for a minute. The Playstation 4 may not be out but the PS5 and PS6 already have ideas that are being thought of for how they will function and it’s physical appearance. You might want people to wait and enjoy but other people are more concerned with the future. There is nothing wrong with thinking about the future in my opinion. But undermining other people’s ideas just makes you a bit of a ass. However, there is nothing wrong with having a personality like that, in my opinion.

  • pjrene

    Ok so to clear this up a bit. CC2´s license for Naruto is over after Storm 3. They had the license for 10 years. I´m sorry that i have no source available at the moment, but i remember Matsuyama talking about that. So there are two options. Either they´re expanding the license or it´ll go to another development team. I highly doubt the latter, because the success with the Ultimate Ninja series is talking for itself, but we also have to consider the fact that CC2 has other projects in line so we won´t know for sure. I just hope they´ll do another game when the series is completed (Manga and Anime) so they could do a game with the whole storyline and include characters which weren´t available, because of their minority and make an epic story mode that includes everything in their beautiful cell-shading animation.

  • CC2 Devolper

    there probably going to make another trailer with madara!

  • OtherWorlded

    your name is spelled wrong friend.

  • OtherWorlded

    not making a big deal about it, just in case you did it by accident

  • MurryEggplant

    I would not say pathetic more so annoying.

  • MurryEggplant

    That would be the best

  • Pon LoveMittens Dao

    The roster for Storm 3 claims there will be 7 Sharingan users (Kakashi does not count). Someone help me out here.

    1. The first Sharingan bar has the normal Sasuke on it.

    2. Itachi

    3. Danzo (?)

    4. Sasuke Susano’o

    5. Obito

    6. Sasuke Taka (?)

    7. Madara!?

  • Paulo Salazar

    Now if they put Hashirama on the will of fire editon… Holy crap that would’ve been perfect!

  • Xenos Vertoria

    lol yet i wonder what jutsu will they put for him

  • Randall Johnson

    Madara was taken off of the True Despair edition, guys. It’s just Tobi and Kabuto right now.

  • Zeke Asakura

    No…just no. -_-

  • *Super~Sayian*

    I didn’t mean as the actual cover boy, I meant as in the front page in the background. keep that obito pic as your profile pic, it matches your stupidity perfectly lol.

    - and liking your own comment doesn’t make you smart lol


    hope they have reanimated itachi


    When march does come how will we even be in the Naruto Shippuden series i don’t think we’ll be at the part when Madara and Naruto fight.. :/

  • ninja687

    all we need is jutsu clashes and this game is perfect!!!

  • Uchiha Madara


  • UpgradeJ

    u realize that there is no need for a next PlayStation or Xbox right? since photorealism is as good as it ever needs to be right now and the fact that they can add to the story mode of this game wit DLC to move it forward alongside the manga means that ur statement on this being the last ultimate ninja is hopefully right. also if anything they can also put up more edo ninja or some of the movie characters or even other anime characters as DLC.

  • Alex Sam Anif

    So, um… did anyone see this?? Is anyone else getting freaked out about the fact that Madara might not actually be in this game? The best shinobi in the ninja world and we don’t get him? That’ll suck…

  • bigzack

    it will be the last most likely because if you finish the game……you will know…….

  • dill

    i dint so hahahahahahaha

  • dill

    and yet i was rite hahahaha