Naruto Storm 3: Demo Impressions, Full Video

Posted by Dawn Bryant
Tags: Naruto, Opinion, PlayStation 3, Screenshots, Videos, Xbox 360

The Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Nina Storm 3 demo is now available for download on the Japanese PlayStation Network and American Xbox Marketplace! Saiyan Island downloaded the demo and as reported before, it consisted of the Third Hokage vs Nine Tails giant boss battle and Minato vs Masked Man story mode battle. It was a 1.4 GB download!

This same demo has been confirmed for release in North America sometime Tuesday, February 19th on PSN for PS3 and in Europe on Xbox 360. No exact time has been revealed, just sometime on Tuesday. Europe will get a PS3 version on Wednesday the 20th.

Anyways, this demo was shown at Comic Con and Japan Expo back in July 2012 and despite the fact that we saw footage of it several months ago, the experience was amazing! The Third Hokage vs Nine Tails boss battle was larger than life! The music resonated danger as the Nine Tails unleashed it’s fury with desperation by the Leaf Village to defeat it as quickly as possible. The graphics were gorgeous! We didn’t have a 3D TV, but even still couldn’t help fall in love with the cinematics and fluidity.

The difficulty was pretty easier, at least for the demo, in Saiyan Island’s opinion! If you as the player miss a button as part of the quick time sequences, the Nine Tails fires a Tailed Beast Bomb and the scene repeats until you can hit the right buttons. Also, the Third Hokage jumps building to building, but there is no way to fall onto the ground. If the Nine Tails hits the Third Hokage, he simply falls back onto the rooftop of a building.

The Minato vs Masked Man was just as easy as the Third Hokage vs Nine Tails battle. We jumped around and tested the controls, taking in all of it’s greatness! The new instant awakening was gratifying and so was the awakening action! Minato throws his kunai and jumps over the Masked Man and hits him with a Rasengan!

One thing that seemed a bit off was the side-to-side jumping. As Minato, Saiyan Island was unable to continually hit “X” and the left stick to jump around left or right. Instead, after one jump to the left (or right) is completed, Minato jumps forward. This may be a side effect of the demo or our inexperience with Storm 3, so we’ll have to see how it all works out in the final version. But we certainly hope it’s in the final version because it was a great way to tease opponents as Minato in Naruto Storm Generations!

The graphics for the story mode battle, which took the form of a free battle, looked much improved over Naruto Storm Generations. The character models, the transitions, and Rasengan cinimatic all looked much more polished! All in all it was an amazing experience and we certainly look forward to Naruto Storm 3 when it releases!

Check out footage from Saiyan Island’s THE BASEDGOD (TheGameTagerZ on YouTube) below!

Also from SI’s HystericalGamez (HystericalGamez on YouTube) the English dub demo and quick time event (QTE) success and failure video!

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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.ramos.1257 Anthony Ramos

    USA 360!!! PLEASE

  • mazen

    i know rite lol wat time is it coming out

  • SKINNYX_X

    STORM 3 USA NOW

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.ramos.1257 Anthony Ramos

    well tomorrow for sure sometime for PSN, 360 for the US hasnt been for sure confirmed, you could get the demo now though on jap psn

  • mazen

    no its not

  • mazen

    i just checked

  • http://www.facebook.com/guilherme.cecconellopacheco Guilherme Cecconello Pacheco

    one more day lol

  • TheNarutoFan221

    I played it too. Was looking forward to V.S Demo but WAS SO AWESOME.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.ramos.1257 Anthony Ramos

    i couldnt believe just how polished it is, game of the year LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/dewayne.glass Dewayne Glass

    just played it all i can say is epic and cant wait for the game to come out.

  • David G

    Was I the only one unable to, for lack of a better term, spam Minato’s tilt?

  • mazen

    for wat system

  • mazen

    wat system

  • mazen

    for wat system

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    maybe this game requires SKILL? -_-

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.ramos.1257 Anthony Ramos

    nah, everything seemed fine to me

  • pyro223

    is it not in the usa yet???

  • David G

    Cute. You obviously missed the point. I was just testing things out. If you played generations then you know tilts were spammable, and Minato’s was one of the most spammable. So it was the perfect opportunity to see if tilts were still going to be spammable in storm 3. I found I wasn’t able to spam Minato’s tilt in the demo, but I don’t use Minato so I could have just been doing things wrong.

  • David G

    Ps3

  • SKINNYX_X

    lol probably 5am

  • mazen

    wat about xbox

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    sorry didn’t mean to target u, i just hate all forms of spammers

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1060688390 Racim Afy

    Lol their using the 4th great ninja war tactics!

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    not out yet sadly

  • http://twitter.com/firebrainjp jourdan penn

    No u cant do the tilit then jump and do it again

  • mazen

    do u kno wen im gonna die here

  • http://twitter.com/firebrainjp jourdan penn

    Luved it but was pretty up set tht they didnt change minato BUT AMAZING WHO ELSE WAS JUST FLICKING THE RIGHT STICK REPEATEDLY

  • David G

    It’s alright. And.. I agree.

  • V3 Engima

    Sitting up on the 360 seeing if the demo comes for us, Sadly nothing yet :(

  • SKINNYX_X

    Only if there was a time given….

  • mazen

    like if u pre ordered naruto or if this game is gonna be the best one in the whole franchise

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    im trying to get my mind off this game by watching neon alley on my 360 ^_^ but they keep showing the 2 trailer for storm 3 every other commercial break T_T

  • bob

    i aint preordering to get crap, though I still buy on day one

  • bob

    i have 360 whats neon ally? I want to play as obito so badly

  • mazen

    the point of pre ordering is 2 also reserve the copy its most likley u wont get it on day1 cuz of the limited copies and plus pre ordering makes it cheaper with extra stuff so AWESOME

  • mazen

    U SHOUL GET CRUNCHYROLL

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    like it says at the top, Wednesday or later this week or tomorrow if were lucky

  • bob

    lol i always get my copy my gamestop hardly gets visits for fighting games

  • http://www.facebook.com/tsuna.v.sawada.5 Tsuna Vongola Sawada

    NOOOOOO!!! MY TILT SPAM! D: HOW DARE YOU. :I

  • bob

    waiting till 5

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    its a viz anime 24/7 streaming app, its all dubbed but i don’t really care i like both
    ps narutos voice is the only thing that sounds horrible in english -_-

  • mazen

    MOST LIKELY 3 AM IM POSTIVE CRAP I HAVE SKEWL 2MARROW

  • http://www.facebook.com/tsuna.v.sawada.5 Tsuna Vongola Sawada

    Demo got me WAY too excited for the actual game. Can’t flippin’ wait.

  • bob

    also if i preorder the game will end to be 70 dollars so no thankyou

  • bob

    haha i got the 2 days off

  • mazen

    dude ure wrong i paid only 5 dollars and plus no the game only cost 55 so ya hahah im lucky preordering is the smart thing 2 do

  • mazen

    even 2msrrow

  • bob

    ohh thanks I have cruchy roll its all sub anime and it has naruto sub

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    i have that but i like the whole schedule thing, like 1 big anime channel ^_^

  • mazen

    crunchyroll is way better

  • jay

    if your from the UK no need, naruto isnt popular enough, walk into your local Game or games shop and purchase :)

  • bob

    i live in newyork its 65 with tax and orig price is 60 dollars plus the preorder is 70

  • Mohaned Attef

    What about the 1player vs 2player we saw the menu on other videos shows on the first menu player vs com or 1 player vs 2 player

  • mazen

    well thn ure gettin ripped off

  • bob

    i live in newyork so I will be able to get in on day one

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    yep thats what i use my hulu for, but i guess deep down i like the dub too, to each their own ^_^

  • nicholas deo

    My pants can’t take too much epic ness lol. Already preordered god of war ascensions and naruto storm 3. So 300 bucks is gone, its so gonna be worth it. I just wish i had a time machine to go to the future lol, march feels so far away

  • bob

    well there nothing you can do about that its new york, we have it better then some states and cities so they make us pay higher tax for stuff which sucks. Lucky 55 dollars!?

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    for subs i prefer hulu, more worth while shows.

  • mazen

    ahah suckz

  • mazen

    crunchyroll is hd and streams straight from japan

  • nicholas deo

    It’s good CC2′s stopping the spammers lol

  • mazen

    lol awesome god of war is gonna be epic

  • WildfireZyra

    with the ring outs >.> i dont think so and that damn masked man still has his stupid jutsu though we can double jump over it now. i dont know but i dont want to get my hopes up to get disappointed at the end

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.ramos.1257 Anthony Ramos

    dont jinx it

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    new eps of naruto and so on are same day release too, plus all hd too

  • bob

    lol 10 mins ago i was on rank and got spam by a minato user

  • jay

    exactly, no need to preorder anyways… there isnt anything worth it in the special edition, its all junk

  • mazen

    no idea wat ure saying do u

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    1) its the first demo of the game from months ago, good possibility its different for release.2) ring outs are not online, so what does it matter?

  • jay

    maybe you find what i am saying hard to comprehend… There isn’t anything in that preorder/special edition worth forking another 20-30 quid on. It is bundled with cheap extras… things like costume and standard posters should be free… and im sure a figurine of sasuke or naruto doesnt cost that much ay?. anyways my opinion… no need to preorder.

  • WildfireZyra

    can you please send me a link confirming that the ring outs are not online, you would have made my day, but still i don’t want to get my hopes up (story mode aside because i bet that it’ll be amazing )

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    My general impression after playing the demo: slightly impressed.

    Hiruzen v. Kurama: Impressed
    -The graphics are astonishing in true 720p HD. In this department, the boss battle shines like never before. It feels just as chaotic as it should, with buildings flying everywhere and gorgeous flames and backgrounds. The character models, especially Kurama, are astounding. Definitely a step above any previous boss fights in the series.
    -Controls are tight. I had no trouble with them whatsoever. It even felt like they implemented ninja move cancels during the combo to make escapes quicker.
    -Difficulty was extremely lacking. However, it is a demo, so I’ll wait for the final product and hope there is finally a difficulty option for Story Mode.

    Minato v. MM: Neutral to slightly impressed.
    -Not nearly as fun or engaging and even easier.
    -Canceling your c.dash using guard is now instantaneous. As soon as you press and hold guard, you stop and assume guard position. This is a good tweak imo.
    -MM’s Jutsu: Oh boy, yeah that thing. Umm… well, it seems they shrunk his hitbox so that you will not get chipped while dodging. In addition, it seems the lingering tags now only have one short hitbox so you won’t get caught back in them after they explode. As for everything else (such as startup invincibility frames and the glitch where the tags still hit you even if the jutsu is interrupted), the COM is incredibly stupid so I could not test them for now.
    -Instant Awakening seems like it will be EXTREMELY overpowered. It can be used at any time, during any action. This is problematic for those who have jutsu that instantly break guard. Not only can you combo > IA > Jutsu, but you can trap an opponent in a support > IA > Jutsu. The latter is the real issue, as you can get a lot of free hits over the course of the battle.

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    will i cant confirm it but theres no way they do something as stupid as having them on online

  • WildfireZyra

    it is cc2 man u can expect the unexpected

  • MarcoThePhoenix

    is there a demo for australia 360??

  • Tyler Casilio

    What episode is Shippuden at on Neon Alley?

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    Nothing in the demo gave any inclination that will happen. Matter of fact, Instant Awakening will be spammed because of it’s guard breaking potential.

  • mazen

    maybe

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    I’m slightly disappointed by this. It took actual skill and quick reflexes to pull off, but it’s also less of an annoyance now.

  • David G

    xD..

  • Kenny Speckle

    Yes. Should be up 9 pm EST.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    You were able to do tilt cancels?

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    Tilt cancels did require skill. Extremely fast reflexes and precision were necessary.

  • Bijuu Dama

    I preordered today like a boss!

  • mazen

    EPIC

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    Of course they will be online, lol. Unless they specifically say, every new addition to the core mechanics is for every free battle mode.

  • Kenny Speckle

    Go to bed kid.

  • mazen

    LOL IM 14

  • Kenny Speckle

    Then act like it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    Even if it takes skill to do? Fast reflexes, timing, and precision are necessary to constantly tilt cancel without messing up.

  • mazen

    wat o u mean act like it

  • Kenny Speckle

    What I mean is that basic grammar and spelling would be appreciated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    RO will be online. CC2 would have said they were exclusive to one mode or another.

  • Bijuu Dama

    Me

  • mazen

    oh well sorry my grammar is not professional

  • Kenny Speckle

    See! I knew you could do it! -.-

  • narutobleachop

    i agree with you on everything!! i did the instant awaken and it did seem overpowered. The charge back really quick, but i think its not quick enough for online cause people on there are merciless! the CPU Masked Man was an easy opponent.

  • http://twitter.com/Wright_is_Wrong Mizzijr

    Shut up leave that kid alone, troll. Ignore this guy. Nobody cares if you spell something wrong.

  • pyro223

    no it not i live in new york as well and it 65. 60$ for the game and 5$ for tax no extra for preorder

  • Minato Namikaze

    Xbox players don’t worry, you’re not missing much. I just finished it and its not THAT great. Weve been waiting 3 years. Whats another 2 weeks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    Namco Bandai UK on Twitter announced the 360 demo (I assume for EU only) earlier. Gold members will get it on the 20th and Silver on the 26th.

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    actually to avoid ring out if it is online is to host ur own matches and pick a map without ringouts

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    Yes.

  • Bijuu Dama

    No they patched tilt spam

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    It’s instant, literally. Imagine being trapped behind Hidan and the opponent IA’s. He uses his jutsu to instantly break guard > jutsu again. Not fun. But we’ll see if awakened jutsu still hurt guard as much as they did.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    “Tilt cancel.” Sorry, it took actual skill, timing and reflexes to pull off consecutively. A simple c.dash goes right through it as well, so it was not in any way an issue.

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    the start of the pain invasion ark for new episodes, right now they just started the start of shippuden eps from the start, new eps on saturdays

  • Shogunreaper

    I agree about instant awakening

    First time i tried it “overpowered” and “spamable” were the first things that came to my mind.

    Especially since you can do it almost infinity during the match if you just wait a few seconds for your chakra to come back.

  • Bijuu Dama

    Sitting up waiting for the 360 demo release hopefully we get it tonight. Like if ur waiting 2! And comment

  • Shogunreaper

    $300 for 2 games?

    I think you got riped off……………………

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    i think he doesnt realize the preorder puts $5 on and he thinks it cost extra $5 to preorder

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    They should only be $60 each… where’d the other $180 go?

  • Shogunreaper

    Limited copies? There has never been a sell out of the naruto series, there will always be copies on the first day.

  • TheInfiniteTsukuyomi (*-*)

    lol you don’t have to keep hitting “x” to do a ninja move(side dash), you can just hold it after you start side-dashing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    It won’t sell out. Gamestop only gets a couple of copies, but other super stores such as Walmart get plenty of copies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    Yeah… I wonder if they just wrote it incorrectly or really didn’t know that.

  • http://twitter.com/X_SOLDIER Pierce Arner

    The money you put on a preorder goes TO the game. It doesn’t cost extra. If you put down $5 to preorder a $60 game, you pay the additional $55 when you go to pick it up. If you put down $10, you pay the additional $50 when you pick it up. You can even just pay the $60 to preorder it up front, and then just go pick it up the day of. Preordering basically guarantees you a copy of the game, and you get extra stuff because you’re helping the retailer and the game developer by doing it – and it doesn’t cost you ANYTHING extra. Essentially you’re just missing out on free stuff if you buy the game the day of release.

  • EternalHatred

    My general impression after playing the demo: slightly impressed.

    In depth Analysis:

    Hiruzen v. Kurama: Impressed
    -The graphics are astonishing in true 720p HD. In this department, the boss battle shines like never before. It feels just as chaotic as it should, with buildings crashing everywhere and gorgeous flames and backgrounds. The character models, especially Kurama, are astounding. Definitely a step above any previous boss fights in the series.
    -Controls are tight. I had no trouble with them whatsoever. It even felt like they implemented ninja move cancels during the combo to make escapes quicker.
    -Difficulty was extremely lacking. However, it is a demo, so I’ll wait for the final product and hope there is finally a difficulty option for Story Mode.

    Minato v. MM: Neutral to slightly impressed.
    -Not nearly as fun or engaging and even easier.
    -Canceling your c.dash using guard is now instantaneous. As soon as you press and hold guard, you stop and assume guard position. This is a good tweak imo.
    -MM’s Jutsu: Oh boy, yeah that thing. Umm… well, it seems they shrunk his hitbox so that you will not get chipped while dodging. In addition, it seems the lingering tags now only have one short hitbox so you won’t get caught back in them after they explode. As for everything else (such as startup invincibility frames and the glitch where the tags still hit you even if the jutsu is interrupted), the COM is incredibly stupid so I could not test them for now.
    -Instant Awakening seems like it will be EXTREMELY overpowered. It can be used at any time, during any action. This is problematic for those who have Jutsu that instantly break guard. Not only can you combo > IA > Jutsu, but you can trap an opponent in a support > IA > Jutsu. The latter is the real issue, as you can get a lot of free hits over the course of the battle. There is also the fact that awakenings get c.dash priority. Having that priority all match is a huge advantage. And when you need supports, just toggle out of awakening then toggle back

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    You copied my entire post and pasted it as your own.

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    this is the demo from long time ago, every time i saw instant awakening with the jichuriki game play they didn’t seem that op so lets hope this is still the early one

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    The Jinchuriki didn’t have Instant Awakening. They had the normal, low health Awakening.

    They always seemed OP. Just because the players who recorded their matches sucked, doesn’t mean they won’t be a problem.

  • EternalHatred

    I know XD

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    i ment to target bs spams, not this 1 really

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    did u really copy and paste another persons comment?

  • Jerry55

    The demo was fun, saw what we expected just wish it had some Versus options!

  • Vasto_Lord_Dizzy

    i couldn’t think of the expo, i mean narutos instant awakening didn’t seem op, guess i could of word that better

  • Kyle Bailey

    Really wanted this, just to hold me over till release day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.uchiha Jenny Uchiha

    I pre ordered this game 2 weeks ago from gamestop. I can’t wait to play this newest installment to the Storm series XD

  • GOLD D MADARA

    yeo im waiting

  • Al D.

    AIGHT WHEN DA EU DEMO COMIN OUT YO… FUREEL

  • Kyle

    Namco Bandai and CC2 seriously like to troll the U.S….like WTF? -_-

  • EternalHatred

    But they did introduce double jumping a feature that if timed right can be used as a counter for spammers. and no only people who stand there and gaurd are there gaurds actually likely to break from an instant awakening

  • lightdarkgamer

    like itt … amazing Work Cc2 10x to make it so epic xD

  • Kenny Speckle

    Demo should be hitting the stores in less than two hours by my watch.

  • EternalHatred

    what does precision have to do with anything the game has automatic tracking fast reflexes bs u can be slow and still maintain a perfect tilt

  • graHamBone

    I’m glad them changed the c.dash cancel time.. some characters took FORVER to freaking cancel *cough* choji. There is one thing I NEED to know though. Are there still combo>nmc>UJ?

  • graHamBone

    uh oh.. are you saying no combo>nmc>UJ??? :o this game would not be as fun without that :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    Yes. Matter of fact, SI just posted a video showing them a few hours ago.

  • Wolvie B

    i live uk and il get it before release date from my local game shop. not bothered about pre order jus to get naruto goku custume.

  • http://www.facebook.com/doctorwho.xi Bryan Sanderson

    you got majorly ripped off. i live in hawaii which can be more expensive to live in than new york and it was only 2 extra dollars to pre order the game because of tax and putting me on the list.

  • http://www.facebook.com/doctorwho.xi Bryan Sanderson

    it’s not that you “have it better” it’s just you have more people which makes the cities in ur state busier and they have to adjust cost with volume of people living. therefore your taxes are higher and certain things there cost more due to volume of citizens and volume of demand. i live in hawaii and the same happens here and our things can even be more expensive than new york. actually most things here are more expensive than new york and i was still able to pre order the game at gamestop and it only cost me 62 dollars. if you had to pay 65 or over than whoever u preordered from ripped you off big time. and before you say “that’s because you live in hawaii, you don’t know how it is in other states” I used to live in the east coast and pre ordering games from gamestop was the same price.

  • http://www.facebook.com/doctorwho.xi Bryan Sanderson

    i just played the demo, it was pretty fun but way way too easy. still i can’t wait for the game to come out. i already pre ordered my copy.

  • Guest

    I’m trying to follow what your saying. What do you mean by that the awakenings get c.dash priority?

  • Cmdxxxxcoqui

    You anger me. Whats the point of trying to buy day one with all the hassle of everyone picking up their preorder, next to getting no free content? You doing it for the thrill? Is that why?? You trying to become the next Hokage too???

  • Cmdxxxxcoqui

    If a guy from New York comments that you have the same system as everyone else in the US, then you do.

  • Cmdxxxxcoqui

    My head is definitely throbbing from your stupidity. You put a $5 deposit, and that deducts $5 off the price.

  • Cmdxxxxcoqui

    Idiot.

  • nicholas deo

    I preordered them at special edition. Will of fire naruto and special edition god of war $300NZ

  • http://twitter.com/akira3235 akira723

    like if u are going to play with always with madara

  • http://twitter.com/VitoD27 Vito~

    I just cant wait for the Game >.<.

  • DonJah

    Did they really remove the left/right combo from Minato, the same way it was in the other demos? Could this mean everyone’s gonna have one removed? Not that I mind that too much, it just makes me wonder why.

  • Andy Ricardo

    Did anyone ever hear of this problem? Coz I can’t find it on the internet. The Voices after battle and in storymode and the menu are gone. In my Storm2, Generations and the whole NUNS3 demo. I have checked, but in all games, voices volume is at max. Wtf is this?? I don’t wanna play NUNS3 without voices :-( In battle it does have voices though

  • http://twitter.com/Cupoja Серёжа.♥

    Can someone upload this demo on internet? I mean xbox GOLD members.

  • Itachi2099

    The demo is up on North American Xbox Live,but it’s still not available(you still can see it though),i guess their updating Live at the moment.

  • http://twitter.com/Cupoja Серёжа.♥

    Only for GOLD members, bro.
    On official site demo already exists.

  • Damian Pawłowski

    How about you guys? i only pased the demo 2 times, I want to chceck all things changed to storm3 but everytime you need to fight 3Th hokage vs Kyuubi that fight is super boring, so I don’t play the demo more than 3 times

  • Itachi2099

    I am gold,its still not available…-.-

  • Itachi2099

    Nevermind,downloading demo already

  • Itachi2099

    It’s up in the US Xbox Live,downloading the demo!:3

  • pjrene

    I think they actually removed those, because they´re technically just a left over from Storm 1. The left/right combo was a trigger for an extra Team Hit (L1/R1) after the combo was finished. That mechanic was removed in later installments, but the combo was left in, for more vereity. It has no function anymore so i don´t see why they´d have the need to keep it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003901522824 Jaber Almarzouqi

    Im downloading the japanese demo cause i cant wait for the american or europian one to come out, lol

  • DonJah

    You’re right, they don’t serve much purpose except for variety, so it won’t take too much away from the actual game.

  • Itachi2099

    It’s up,i’m downloading it right now!

  • Itachi Uchiha

    the demo is out on xbox xD!!!

  • Itachi Uchiha

    me too :D

  • DonJah

    Genius at work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DaddeyGrimSkey Jean Vazquez

    I got the demo in North America for Xbox 360. I’m in NYC. It gave me an error when I tried downloading it through my Xbox 360. To fix it all I did was sign in to Xbox website and downloaded it through there so it can automatically download to my console. This is how you fix that issue if you aren’t able to download it. Btw the demo was awesome. Story mode looks like a huge improvement since storm 2. it feels more like the actual anime and gets you excited as you do the quick time events. It was awesome.

  • Itachi Uchiha

    it takes like 10 minutes to download the demo lol

  • Itachi2099

    ikr!xD

  • MarcoThePhoenix

    Storm 3 demo for Australia Xbox 360 just came out. It’s 2.08 GB, im still downloading it, can’t wait to try it out >.<

  • MusicHead

    i think. may be wrong but i think he’s saying if you both c.dash towards each other the char thats awoken would prob break through your rush and be able to hit you with a combo whiles the non awoken would be helpless to guard. i think

  • gyoyobw123

    Playing the demo right now. ^.^ The graphics look soooooo much better!

  • UnknownDepth

    The game looks so damn good and epic.

  • ChakraMonsters

    It’s not out for psn Canada yet

  • SalvadorRamirez

    is it out on xbox?

  • Too Old

    You can pre-order a ‘day one’ edition which will cost you nothing extra beyond the original price, and still get the 5 dlc costumes and Goku costume Naruto. The pre-order bonuses are for all editions, not just the collectors’ editions.
    As for the special editions, the True Despair edition is overpriced because, honestly, who has paid much attention to Zavvi since they sold their stores to HMV? The sold out Will of Fire edition was only an extra £15, and I’ll have you know that the figures included are not exclusive (one of them may be repainted, however). They are from the “Shinobi Relations” line from Japan, and they cost more than £15 each. They are £20-30 each; cheaper abroad but with vast shipping costs, in the low end of this estimate on amazon.

  • Too Old

    Also the above is correct. A deposit is money towards the purchase, not an extra fee. Have you ever pre-ordered before? Seriously.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000279720730 Alex Harris-Wilson

    The music during the Sarutobi vs Kurama fight was just epic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.branch1 Joe Branch

    Out Here In Jersey Our Games Are 65 After Taxes

  • uchihalord1994

    On some countries yes c: im downloading it now lol

  • SalvadorRamirez

    Ok I found it though its slow

  • uchihalord1994

    Yea same here :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/doctorwho.xi Bryan Sanderson

    that sucks for jersey, another thing to add to the list of things i hate about jersey, game prices, that storm u guys had, and the fact that everything things everyone in jersey acts like those morons on the jersey shore show. i got family in jersey so i know for a fact not everyone in jersey acts like the people in that show do.

  • Uchiha itachi

    AHHHHH I RAN OUT OF GOLD CAN SOMEONE PLEASE LEND ME THEIR XBOX LIVE ACCOUNT JUS TO DOWNLOAD IT TO MY SYSTEM!!!!!!!! PLEAAASSSEEEE

  • http://www.facebook.com/doctorwho.xi Bryan Sanderson

    u don’t need xbox live gold to download a game demo….. u can do it prefectly fine using a silver account

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=515406419 Alexandre Gesnot

    Yeah I wasn’t able able to do ougi cancels with Minato nor a tilt cancel seems like they changed that

  • Koura

    Sucks to be a box owner…
    Next time buy a Sony console, and you will never have problems like this.

  • SalvadorRamirez

    Yea I’ll just leave It on the whole day cuz I’ll be at school

  • http://twitter.com/Turbotrup Enturax/Turbotrup

    Just played the demo, yes, it’s good, nothing special though, cuz anfortunately gameplay still feels the same (for some ppl it may be nothing bad, but for me gameplay changes is the main reason for making sequel to a fighting game). Everything else was well made, visuals ofc stay on a big level and Story seems to be very entertaining.

  • Itachi Uchiha

    no, ougi cancels are possible. only tilt cancel isnt possible anymore

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.branch1 Joe Branch

    Glad To Hear There Are People Who Still Have Sense In The World

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1128641039 Alex Mitchell-Robinson

    The demo is out in NA for Xbox 360. I’m downloading it now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/georg.grossmaier Georg Grossmaier

    Downloading it right now :D

  • Leland South

    As soon as I woke up I started to download the demo.. When I get home I’ll be playing it at least 100 times…. :D

  • jonm20

    xbox demo is out

  • Thetrueuchiha

    If you preordered it on GameStop it’s not 70 dollars altogether its 65 I live in ny and games never cost 70 must be getting ripped or you’re the wrong math

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001759641597 Donald Barnett

    I just preordered from amazon with the goku costume only. thats all I wanted. I think Im too old to have naruto posters on my walls XD plus a figurine isnt lame, cuz there are the people who collect them and stuff, but I wouldnt really want that either. hell, if I had enough money, Id preorder every version to get all the costumes!

  • kin09

    Does the endless mode is available in the demo?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003901522824 Jaber Almarzouqi

    Still downloading %77 XD just a little bit more.

  • David G

    Yeah, that’s what he meant. Let’s all just hope and pray that they changed c.dash priority on instant awakenings. It would only make sense..:v

  • terrance dorsey

    Why is the demo not on the PSN store of NA yet????

  • http://www.facebook.com/georg.grossmaier Georg Grossmaier

    It’s kinda odd that there’s blood in the EU/NA demo, but not in the Japanese one.

  • David G

    Yeah.. the only thing that disappointed me about this is the fact that we now become vulnerable in a tilt. ._. Gonna have to use supports to cover my ass or try to cancel it by other means. I’ll miss just jumping out of the tilt and away from the enemy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/oussama.ahllabhair Oussama Ahl Labhair

    Have they combat 2vs in the demo

  • http://www.facebook.com/oussama.ahllabhair Oussama Ahl Labhair

    Have they versus in this fuc#in game

  • http://www.facebook.com/oussama.ahllabhair Oussama Ahl Labhair

    I mean demo

  • http://www.facebook.com/hiei.superdeadlyking Hiei Superdeadlyking

    r.i.p side combo -_-

  • DonJah

    Because the Store hasn’t updated yet, obviously.

  • Arcesus123

    Just so you guys know the US Xbox demo is out!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003736116216 Otaku Kun

    Oh yeah, Cant wait, I am gonna Go Father son Kazekage style

  • terrance dorsey

    Well! When does it update while you doing all that! Smarta**

  • jay

    exactly

  • http://twitter.com/Sajirou Sajirou Yamada

    The demo was very meh in my opinion, yeah it was cool to get the nine
    tails fight but that too felt weak. A demo being only maybe 3 minutes
    long was quite annoying too. I defeated the Kyuubi in a minute and a
    half, then the rest of the time was spent kicking masked man’s butt all
    over the place so good it felt like it wasn’t a challenge at all.

    Hopefully Hard mode will give up a challenge but keeping the demo on the
    easiest difficulty didn’t help impress me. Here’s hoping the rest of
    the game actually does impress and higher difficulties are genuinely
    harder. I also noticed chakra dash mid-combo was disabled so I wasn’t
    able to pull off some cool tilt + regular combo juggling. Saddened by
    that. Would’ve far more enjoyed a VS Mode demo rather than this, least then I could get used to the fight system like I did with generations.

  • DonJah

    Sometime today, as it states above. I don’t know nor do I care since I’m from Europe. Why don’t you find out yourself instead of being an ass to others, hm?

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.ramos.1257 Anthony Ramos

    Played it on xbox, can still jump around like before, can still spam tilts like before, and the instant awakening is amazing, being skilled with minato already, this makes for some interesting battles to come. :) thank you cc2. to bad people will still hate on this because they arent skilled enough to handle a spammer with a one track mind :/

  • UchihaG

    Okay, well this is my opinion about the demo:
    1) Hiruzen can also use Katon: Karyuu Endan also midair (I don’t think it was like that in Generations, but I’m not sure) which is a great asset to the fluency of his moves!
    2) You can take the Kyuubi down with the help of Choza and the Inuzuka Clan, but also by simply fighting him alone yourself (you don’t get the stars for the actions, but well it’s possible that’s a good thing haha), only the last cutscene can’t be skipped, which is not a bad a thing either ;)
    3) Minato’s fight with Masked Man is very easy, but well considering you can change the difficulty in the settings it’s alright.
    4) The new awakening actions are a great idea, but I don’t quite see the point of doing some twice: They could have simply chosen 2 different actions (at least for the characters who have shown enough skills, e.g. Gaara, Minato and so on) like they did for Gai! ;)
    5) Instant awakening is a very nice idea, you could consider it overpowered, but just think about it: The Jinchuuriki (arguably the characters with the best awakenings in the game) don’t have instant awakening, but characters with a weaker awakening have one, this restores the gameplay balance: Take as an example Nii vs. Ino: Nii would have a huge advantage considering her Bijuu-Awakening, however Ino has an Instant awakening which is easier to use and also to use more often so it maintains a certain balance ;)
    I know some characters may be still overpowered with it, but guys come on, there’s no completely balanced and fair game ;)
    6) The ONE BIG DISAPPOINTMENT: I tried using the 4 ground combos… unfortunately the side- and normal combo are the same… I really hope they change this…
    7) I saw the new screenshots with Neji using what seems to be a midair-Hakkeshou Kaiten (not combo, but really JUTSU!), I hope this is true and I also hope they have changed other characters jutsus at least a bit or added the one or other thing! Of course, Awakening actions for every character would be bada** too ;)

  • Gød Øf Avèngèr

    it already came out for NA Xbox

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003901522824 Jaber Almarzouqi

    Well.., i have PS3

  • tab16

    Sadly the demo confirms that all the characters have just 3 combos now. Minato is an old character yet he has only 3 combos just like the jinchurikis form the event demos. I wonder why they took out the side combo.

  • TheInfiniteTsukuyomi (*-*)

    lol if they didn’t know that I would laugh

  • Rahkylus

    Gamestop ran away from my country :’(

  • Mrmakeitrain

    It’s out on Xbox live North America!

  • Mrmakeitrain

    It’s out on Xbox live North America!

  • QIQI12

    GUYs listen to meee!!!
    In english DUB demo trailer Hiruzen was was BLEEDING!!! :D on hes 4head at 12:58 :D im not lying.On english SUB demo trailer Hiruzen wasn’t bleeding so watch eng. Dub to check out Blood at hiruzen.Like if you guys saw him
    Bleeding. ;)

  • QIQI12

    GUYs listen to meee!!!
    In english DUB demo trailer Hiruzen was was BLEEDING!!! :D on hes 4head at 12:58 :D im not lying.On english SUB demo trailer Hiruzen wasn’t bleeding so watch eng. Dub to check out Blood at hiruzen.Like if you guys saw him
    Bleeding. ;)

  • Nattanon

    The demo still isn’t up on the NA playstationstore? What happen? Xbox already got their demo.

  • Nattanon

    The demo still isn’t up on the NA playstationstore? What happen? Xbox already got their demo.

  • V3 Engima

    Just got done playing the Demo on the 360, The Visuals & Graphics blew me away.

    Cutscenes = Mother of god.

  • V3 Engima

    They’ve said the characters only show 3 moves, on full release they will have the full 4 combo/etc.

  • tab16

    I hope that is true.

  • V3 Engima

    They’ve said it in a few videos, Couldn’t tell you which ones off the top of my head.

  • http://twitter.com/Turbotrup Enturax/Turbotrup

    Nope, and I was even asking CC2 for it :(

  • http://twitter.com/Turbotrup Enturax/Turbotrup

    Nope, and I was even asking CC2 for it :(

  • Menma Uchiha

    I know some people were saying that the awakening in the demo is to overpowered, of course I saw the same thing, but then I noticed that my chakra was recovering by itself, so it’s safe to assume the awakening in a battle won’t be so OP in the game cuz we all know that your catra (lol) doesn’t revover by itself.

  • Menma Uchiha

    I know some people were saying that the awakening in the demo is to overpowered, of course I saw the same thing, but then I noticed that my chakra was recovering by itself, so it’s safe to assume the awakening in a battle won’t be so OP in the game cuz we all know that your catra (lol) doesn’t revover by itself.

  • Jaye J

    Definitely about to download this now on the Xbox marketplace.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001925589357 Aldus Espiritu

    Im gonna wait till demo comes out on American PS3. I have a japanese account but I can’t read the text. I’ll just have to wait.

  • terrance dorsey

    Shut up stupid!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christian.robles.718 Omar Robles

    ur right

  • TruGalt

    That Akimichi bodyslam, my god

  • TruGalt

    Silver members get demos a week after its initial release.

  • http://www.facebook.com/SolitaryTech Vigen Aleksanyan

    So i just finished playing the demo on the 360 (Its out in USA for those who dont know) and these are MY impressions:

    -NO NINJA MOVE CANCELING!!!! (Not in the demo anyway) This bums me out ALOT but at the same time, it gives me a newer battle system to get used to, as Minato i enjoyed using his Neutral combo and right when the shuriken hits, i used insta awakening and used the LB/Rb and it was extremely satisfying.

    -Story Mode: yes its “too easy” but still was really entertaining, the music was beautiful.

    Also on a side note, i had no problem jumping left to right like saiyanisland depicted, it might have been a weird glitch for them, or maybe a ps3 problem, idk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/emilio.lozano.7 Emilio Lozano

    someone can explain me how to get goku costume dlc? that is the only thing i want from extras e-e

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.avechuco.77 Daniel Avechuco

    when you pre-order de game at gamestop or namco, they give you a code

  • George B.

    demo is out on xbox in America

  • http://twitter.com/anthonychaves79 Anthony Chaves

    Demo is an xbox 360 live gold membership exlsuive though, I checked on their website.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003259852555 Kaleb Dumas

    Feb 19th and it isn’t out yet D:

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001590471986 Nathan Turple

    Am I the only who played this demo ten times in a row just to hear the nine tails music?

  • JamesMarrshal

    So when does north america get our ps3 release for the demo? I have a 360 too but my little sis wasted a ton of water on it a few days ago… I don’t have the heart to turn it on and see if it still works.

  • http://www.facebook.com/SolitaryTech Vigen Aleksanyan

    What really? i tried and it wouldn’t let me NMC, can u post the video?

  • Rahkylus

    Chakra Dash priority: It means that if both players use c.dash at the same time the one in awakening catches the other off guard, so they can beguin a combo

  • Rahkylus

    In my country this game is almost a myth

  • http://www.facebook.com/SolitaryTech Vigen Aleksanyan

    I tried too and couldn’t, neither was I able to nmc into his uj, someone said there was a video on it thi

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004830121343 Alexander Romero

    I’m downloading the demo as we speak.

  • http://www.facebook.com/SolitaryTech Vigen Aleksanyan

    You where able to tilt? It wouldnt let me, are you sure?

  • http://www.facebook.com/SolitaryTech Vigen Aleksanyan

    I tried ougi cancal, it wouldnt let me o.o

  • Naruto

    The full game will be harder.

  • Naruto

    Madara Uchiha at 2:52

  • http://twitter.com/RemixKoetsu Remix Koetsu

    The secret action looks exclusive to story mode. Since this wasn’t a main boss fight, it was a sort of small cinematic to add to it. I imagine they’ll have added this kind of thing to most important fights in the story.

  • http://www.facebook.com/SolitaryTech Vigen Aleksanyan

    Update: sorry it seems u can do nmc cancel into uj, but only if your stutter attack is long like minatos. No more YY, nmc ultimate, u have to attack nmc then YY. So characters like 2nd hokage won’t be able to uj anymore.

  • Daniel

    How to download the demo ?

  • Nanashi

    Madara Uchiha, as in Tobi…

  • graHamBone

    thanks for keeping me informed :)

  • Rahkylus

    Ino-Shika-Cho!! Thats was the best performance of that technique ever!!!
    And the soundtrack of the Nine-Tails was Awesome!

  • madara uchiha

    thums up if you cant wait for this game and dreight the kassa lady from the store because you want that game

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001925589357 Aldus Espiritu

    It’s like 8:30 and the demo hasn’t come out on the PSN (America) yet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jose.m.mauleon Jose Armando Mando

    what time is the demo coming ot i been waiting so long now it the 19 wtf

  • Zero anime

    wow demo suck :( too short but i like new thing was cool think but they need to give us more thing to play in the demo so us can enjoy and be more exited when the real game come … think they did bad think there now i feel lil exited but na that music :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/jose.m.mauleon Jose Armando Mando

    loved the demo it was amazing expect how u jump in the fouth hokage he jumps foward after the second jump hate that

  • Menma Uchiha

    Wait I’m lost lol. What does nmc mean and why can’t some people use it.

  • kaleb carter

    If they take away the Side combo, I will be thoroughly disappointed. No reason to remove so much content!

  • Too Old

    Part of the point I was trying to make is, aside from True Despair, the special editions are actually fine at their price point if you want the figures/intended to buy them. That aside, I think our UK editions are a little weak in that we don’t get an art book, which I think is standard fare for CE/SE games, and usually the main reason I buy them. I think the fairest comparison is the new Tomb Raider as it comes out at a similar time; for an extra £25-27 (depending on platform) you get a figure (looks to be manufactured like a Play-Arts Kai), art book, pouch, soundtrack & poster. It’s a similar deal if you use Will of Fire or the American Bandai store special editions.

    I think Zavvi will drop their price after release when they see that Amazon have long sold out while few people are interested in their price skimming. Remember, Will of Fire was +£15, True Despair (in the UK) is +£35.

  • Ssj3Naruto

    Im speechless about minatos moveset…..FREAKING AWESOMENESS

  • http://twitter.com/VitoD27 Vito~

    LOL Guys, if u play/see the Demo, when it starts with the credits (I mean, they put the Names of the people that make the voices…) U clearly can see: MADARA UCHIHA: Naoya Uchida; Neil Kaplan.

    So, hey, confirmation for the ones that still don’t think that is in? ;)

  • Nattanon

    I have been trying to download the demo from every store( NA, Jap, Europe) But i received the same erroe code everytime (800233EC).if anyone knew how to fix this, please teach me

  • http://twitter.com/UNDISPUTED_NOC UNDISPUTED_BITW(¬‿¬)

    boooooooooooo

  • http://twitter.com/UNDISPUTED_NOC UNDISPUTED_BITW(¬‿¬)

    Oh regular members get screwed with the demos

  • http://twitter.com/UNDISPUTED_NOC UNDISPUTED_BITW(¬‿¬)

    maybe yer tv sucks

  • narutostormfan

    as anyone notice that in europe demo the third hokage afte fights kyuubi he has blood on his face?

  • Lyle-22

    I agree especially with 6). I really hope that it was only for the purposes of the demo that Minato had 3 combos. I always thought it was great that you could do his standard combo and then chakra dash upwards to do an air combo straight away. Wasn’t really something you could achieve with his up combo.
    This is also kinda unrelated and I’m sure it must have been mentioned somewhere on here but did anyone notice that the opening credits showed the english and japanese voice actors for Madara. If the cards weren’t enough of a confirmation that he is in, then this was lol

  • http://twitter.com/Xo_Flex Seven Swordsman

    I couldnt either and that’s what I was lookin forward too along with the IA but couldnt chain them. tilt spam is considered skill in this easy button smash type game. along with the bunny hopping and counter and quick dashes people do.

  • http://twitter.com/Xo_Flex Seven Swordsman

    Sounds like it can be the type of game where people pick ems sasuke and Y+A rush you into yourun outta subs and then hey… let’s awaken

  • Robert Peterson

    Boobs

  • http://www.facebook.com/SolitaryTech Vigen Aleksanyan

    Ninja move cancel. Its those combos people do where they can UJ you in a combo, They look badass and set apart the better players from the people who just combo you to death. Theres certain people who stutter you with combos longer, so if they have longer hit time for a UJ it still hits, but characters that have basic combos that dont leave any openings, cant do it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/SolitaryTech Vigen Aleksanyan

    You can youtube it to see what i mean, Just type in Storm generations ninja cancel into UJ/Ultimate

  • Lev

    They need to increase the difficulty of this demo and the previous game in story mode to have the hardest difficulty be the easiest since it has always been far too easy unless you are playing online!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001590471986 Nathan Turple

    i pre-ordered the special edition for the soundtrack