Naruto Storm 3 is making it’s way to the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 next week on April 18, 2013. Popular Japanese magazine Famitsu has gotten their hands of a copy of the Japanese version of the game and their verdict is in! They scored the game a 39/40! How did they come up with that score? Well, Famitsu generally has 4 staff members play the game and then give their opinion of it in the form of a score out of 10. The sum of their individual scores is the total score for the game. In other words for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, three staff members gave it a 10/10 and one gave it a 9/10 for a total of 39/40. That is a really good score, 97.5%!
Of course North American, European, South American, and Australian fans have had the game for well over a month now so opinions on the game may differ. But for the good people at Famitsu, Naruto Storm 3 is tied with Naruto Storm 2 for the highest rated Naruto game ever!
Here is a breakdown of Famitsu scores for the last few Naruto games released:
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (PS3/360) – 10/10/10/9 (39/40)
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (PS3/360) – 10/9/10/10 (39/40)
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (PS3/360) – 9/9/9/9 (36/40)
- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (PS3) – 9/9/9/8 (35/40)
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact (PSP) – 9/8/9/9 (35/40)
- Naruto Shippuuden: Ultimate Ninja 5 (PS2) – 9/9/8/8 (34/40)
- Naruto Shippuden: Gekito Ninja Taisen! Special (Wii) – 7/6/6/8 (27/40)
- Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles (Wii) – 7/6/5/5 (23/40)
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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is Namco Bandai Games and CyberConnect2’s fourth entry in the Storm series. It was released for the PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 in North America/South America on March 5 and Europe/Australia on March 8, and will be released in 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.