PS3 Saturday, June 28, 2008 | 2:32 AM

Images of Naruto Ninja Storm

Images of Naruto Ninja Storm

Namco releases fifteen new images of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, planned to be released exclusively on Playstation 3 later this year. The screens seem to come from a gameplay video, thus explaining the bad image quality. In motion, it looks leaps better.


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Commented on 2008-06-28 02:44:55
I don't know......after seeing the new Prince of Persia's images Naruto kinda lost its appeal......graphically speaking....too bad this game will come out only for PS3, my stepson would have loved it
Commented on 2008-06-28 02:54:40
Naruto is a cool guy.
Commented on 2008-06-28 03:01:43
Great looking game, shame the engine's wasted on something like Naruto however. It would be cool if they applied it to a game in a simular style to No More Heroes instead.
Commented on 2008-06-28 03:09:42
I saw the On The Spot Gameplay Videos, i was impressed, its definitely a Cyber Connect 2 game, i'm sure people will bitch and moan about the lack of online, but the fans of the PS Naruto games are in for a treat, Qore users will be playing it on the 3rd..myself included! ^__^


Naruto is one of the best Manga i've read, its steeped in Japanese mythology, and injects enough humor for the pre-/teen crowd and enough gore and ass kickery for the Older crowd..if you've unfamiliar with the manga, give a read before dismissing it.
Commented on 2008-06-28 03:42:42
No online play will kill this for me
Commented on 2008-06-28 07:06:09 In reply to pantyhelmet
Posted by pantyhelmet
Naruto is one of the best Manga i've read, its steeped in Japanese mythology, and injects enough humor for the pre-/teen crowd and enough gore and ass kickery for the Older crowd..if you've unfamiliar with the manga, give a read before dismissing it.
I'm guessing you haven't read that many Japanese manga :) Naruto isn't bad, but it's as mainstream as it gets... If you like Naruto, also try Bleach.
Commented on 2008-06-28 07:54:28
Just saw the gameplay footage on gamespot, looks absolutely spectacular in motion.
Commented on 2008-06-28 10:01:08 In reply to itaintrite
Posted by itaintrite
I'm guessing you haven't read that many Japanese manga :) Naruto isn't bad, but it's as mainstream as it gets... If you like Naruto, also try Bleach.
try one piece...it is far better than both
Commented on 2008-06-28 12:31:29
Saw that gameplay videos and the game looks amazing.
Commented on 2008-06-28 12:41:16
one piece better than naruto never in no way. the story of naruto is just so good there coms emotions with the serie but also the great feeling from that you wanna now more about it
Commented on 2008-06-28 17:56:52
I just love how much it looks like a tv programme
Commented on 2008-06-28 18:34:14 In reply to darkdemonn
the show doesn't interest me that much (because I know tons of more interesting anime), but the game looks nice and hopefully even the non-qore users will get a demo to test how it plays
Commented on 2008-06-28 21:40:34
I was expecting this to have an adventure aspect like ROAN. Not too interested anymore.
Commented on 2008-06-28 22:00:57 In reply to vspectra06
Posted by vspectra06
I was expecting this to have an adventure aspect like ROAN. Not too interested anymore.
There will be.
Commented on 2008-06-28 22:38:27
sighs

Naruto, Bleach and one piece pale if compared to Guyver, Hokuto no Ken and Jo Jo's bizarre Adventures ....

just to name 3
Commented on 2008-06-28 22:58:32
Guyver is awesome. In a very cheesy way. Naruto is just shonen and that explains just about everything about it. My favorite anime ever is still I, My, Me Strawberry eggs. Probably impossible to make a game out of though.

I still snicker when i think about the the first pictures of this (the artwork ones). Lol. Ah well, the graphics are nice, possibly the best cell shading i've seen so far, but this game will be an epic fail in my book anyhow since a) it's Naruto and b) it'll probably have a complete lack of depth and will mainly be living on delivering an experience thrilling to the same crowd that finds the series appealing (that would be 9 year old boys).
Commented on 2008-06-29 06:00:34 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Guyver is awesome. In a very cheesy way. Naruto is just shonen and that explains just about everything about it. My favorite anime ever is still I, My, Me Strawberry eggs. Probably impossible to make a game out of though.

I still snicker when i think about the the first pictures of this (the artwork ones). Lol. Ah well, the graphics are nice, possibly the best cell shading i've seen so far, but this game will be an epic fail in my book anyhow since a) it's Naruto and b) it'll probably have a complete lack of depth and will mainly be living on delivering an experience thrilling to the same crowd that finds the series appealing (that would be 9 year old boys).
not the best cel shading......the new pop's is artistically and technically superior
Commented on 2008-06-30 15:55:20
last two posters are quite stuck in the past and so out of touch, Guyver was EXTREMELY cheesy, and the story and character development was a MESS..but we loved it because like most Anime, it didn't skimp on the gore, Hokuto No Ken "you're already dead" is still the king of anime gore, but out of its cast of hundreds, only 4 actually had character development or something remotely close to it..

Naruto trumps both in creativity, character development, and story themes/content, not to mention the storytelling, down to the fights are cleverly executed beyond power levels...its fan demographic, even in the US, is larger than either of you realize, especially the manga (one of the most downloaded weekly manga series of all time) ..in all honesty,to even mention "I, My, Me Strawberry Eggs" in a thread about Anime is just all sorts of wrong..i appreciate all types of anime, but your love of soap operas in cartoon form above all else, kinda makes you a poor judge of quality anime for boys or men who aren't "sweet".
Commented on 2008-06-30 16:03:55
pantyhelmet: I know that a lot of people like Naruto. That doesn't make it good though. The fact that i generally enjoy the drama/comedy/romance type of anime does not make me a poor judge, it perhaps makes me biased towards one end but not more so than you who obviously like the shonen crap and can't appreciate the qualities of the animes i like. Imo naruto is aimed at the younger male audience and it's pretty obvious and as such it doesn't keep my interest up for very long. If you want to start talking about story and character development my only retort would be; read a goddamn book.
Commented on 2008-06-30 17:26:20 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
pantyhelmet: I know that a lot of people like Naruto. That doesn't make it good though..
Ehhhh ?

So why does it get so many fans if it isn't good.

Besides Manga and Anime are very much a personal thing, what some may consider childish and immature others may not.

I would sooner watch/read something funny and light hearted than something dark, voilent and depressig anyday.

Anyways these screens look great, Cel Shading is good, but I think Idol Master and Eternal Sonata beats this.
Commented on 2008-06-30 22:08:57
Jolli: Quality and popularity does not necessarily intersect :P
Why does the wii sell heaps of consoles when the amount of good games is abysmal? Why do shit movies like spider man sell like crazy when great movies like Eagle vs Shark hardly makes it to the theater?

Also i never said Naruto was bad because it's not filled to the brim with gore or anything.

Now in all fairness i only read a bit of the manga and watched like a few episodes here and there but to me Naruto seems to suffer from the same assy narration as DragonBall and many other of these typical shonen series; The episode builds up, the hero gets into some kind of snag, he battles it out with some douche and loses/retreats, his friends cheer him on and he wins in the end - end of episode (sometimes they smear the same kind of idea out over 2 or 3 episodes too but that's the general recipe). I just don't find it exiting at all. Or particularly stimulating as far as entertainment goes. I want more, and that does not mean it has to be dark or gritty, it just means it has to be a bit better in terms of writing.

Then again, story driven series over 2 seasons usually suck dong imo.
Commented on 2008-06-30 23:18:51
This game is still based on a really old part of this series story
It pains me, and I wouldn't buy it simply because of this
Tired of it
Commented on 2008-06-30 23:38:03 In reply to pantyhelmet
Posted by pantyhelmet
Naruto trumps both in creativity, character development, and story themes/content, not to mention the storytelling, down to the fights are cleverly executed beyond power levels
I always assumed Naruto was one of the weaker animes out there. I don't really watch that much, but the episodes of Naruto I've seen were pretty ridiculous in both writing and voice-acting. The fights weren't all that fantastic either; nothing about two guys pitting narwhals made of ice against each other is "cleverly executed."

Also, I agree 100% with Megido that popular doesn't equal good. One look at any music top 40 chart will make that blatantly apparent. People just don't know any better. They simply may not have been exposed to to more obscure stuff.

I will disagree with Megido that Spiderman was a shit movie. The first and second were pretty awesome as far as superhero movies go. Unfortunately, the 3rd was abysmal.
Commented on 2008-07-01 00:06:33
Ronsauce: well, it's not all about exposure either, it's about interest. Most people don't know shit about music and when they turn on their crappy little sony stereo at home they don't want a rich music experience, they want something simple in the background that they can hum along to without having to use their brains all too much. And there's nothing wrong with that, i think we all want that every now and again, but yes...popular does NOT equal good in any sense and that's what i was getting at.

And about spiderman; "shit" was perhaps a harsh word as the movies were entertaining. But that's about it. They weren't particularly good for anything more than a few exiting effects and as soon as i left the theater i had forgotten most of the movie already. And i don't think that's a good thing for a movie in general.

ps. English voice acting is always terrible in anime. Watch with Japanese voices or don't watch at all is my tip.

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