The will of fire and Dragonball lives on in these new Naruto screens and trailer

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NINJA ART! EXPLOSIVE CAPITAL LETTER STYLE! HWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHH! BELIEVE IT!

Much like several other annual franchises out there, there’s a new Naruto game hitting stands a little later this year. While the previous Naruto game, Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 was a step down from the rather superb first game, it still managed to retain enough of the aesthetic beauty and core gameplay of the original title to hone enough retail sales chakra. With game three on the way, it looks like boss battles are making a return, alongside the usual tweaks and nods to the franchise.

Plus, Naruto now also sports some fly Dragonball threads. Which gives him +5 points to overly-long power-up sequences. Well, at least he has matching hair. Other changes to the gameplay formula include being able to enter an Awakened state only once during a match, but at any time possible, instead of having to rely on your health being whittled away enough to take advantage of that power boost. Stages now also feature ring out options and obstacles to use as cover for overpowering attacks, as well as a character roster of up to 80 brawlers now.

The jutsus of Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 hit consoles early next month.

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    I just KNEW you were gonna write this Darryn :)

    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      BELIEVE IT!

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Hahahah! Someone has watched the abridged series. Believe it!

    • Bonk

      dammit…the sharingan

    • Bonk

      dammit…the sharingan

  • OVG

    Shit…where did I leave my hallucinogens?

  • Banana Jim

    I sense a Naruto fan…and his name is.. DARRYN!

  • https://twitter.com/WayneBossenger Wayne Bossenger

    It’d be even cooler if sasuke got an outfit similar to vegita as well! haha

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.holliday.39 Matthew Holliday

    so theyr going to release a game showing scenes from an arc that isnt actually finished yet?
    or are they planning on releasing the madara fight and final sasuke battle as DLC?

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.holliday.39 Matthew Holliday

    so theyr going to release a game showing scenes from an arc that isnt actually finished yet?
    or are they planning on releasing the madara fight and final sasuke battle as DLC?

    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      Dude, they’ve been doing this with every single game so far in this current-gen. They’ve used a milking jutsu of note.

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