Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm trilogy is coming to the Nintendo Switch

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No word yet on whether or not a North America release is coming.

If you’ve played Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm games in the past when they first came out for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and have kept up with the trilogy since, you’ll be happy to know that the first three games, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, and Naruto: Ultimate Njima Storm 3 will be ported over to the Nintendo Switch in Japan. This was confirmed by Bandai Namco in the recent Shonen Jump magazine.

Synopsis for each game is found below.

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 1

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm retains many of the gameplay elements from earlier instalments of the Ultimate Ninja series. The game features cel-shaded graphics that “will break the barrier between anime and video game”. Although there is no online play, downloadable content is available in the form of extra support characters, alternative costumes, and new missions. Unlike previous games, where players fight on a two-dimensional background, Ultimate Ninja Storm allows players to fight in a completely three-dimensional setting. The story mode loosely covers the events of the anime up to episode 135.

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2s gameplay retains many of the elements of the first game and has 23 fighting stages. It has nine chapters including the prologue and an extra chapter. Each character can gain new combos and jutsu by activating the Awakening Mode. Lars Alexandersson, a guest character from Tekken 6, is also playable in the game. As the story progresses, players will unlock new Jutsu and Ultimate Jutsu for certain characters.

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

The game starts with a flashback from the beginning of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox’s Attack and then starts with the Five Kage Summit arc, ending with an alternate turn of events in the Fourth Shinobi World War. In Europe, the game is available in a “Will of Fire Edition” and “True Despair Edition”.

These three games will be ported over to the Switch in Japan, hopefully with the U.S. following shortly behind, but for now, there’s no word as to when or if it will be ported to the states. At the same time, a price hasn’t been provided yet, so as soon as we know more information on a release date, a price point should follow.

The Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy game isn’t coming out for the Switch, nor is the 4th installment of Ultimate Ninja Storm but either way, it’s still nice to see that Naruto is alive and kicking with the Boruto series out on TV. This is making me want a Nintendo Switch much more now, but for those who do have a Nintendo Switch, do you plan on getting these games whenever it comes to the state’s side? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Comicbook
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