More Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Screens
May 25, 2010
by: Matt E.
I'll admit, I find myself watching Naruto Shippuden more often than I like to admit. I just can't help myself, the series has grown on me. I wasn't a big fan of the original Naruto series, the constant filler episodes made me sick. So far Shippuden has managed a healthy balance between the action and filler. To be honest, the only parts that really interest me are the fights, which have improved greatly from the early episodes.
Admittedly I haven't gotten into the Naruto games. I haven't been a fighter fan since the Dead or Alive days on Dreamcast, but I do occasionally dabble. The only fighters I will play now are all anime specific. The DBZ Budokai games held my attention briefly in the GameCube days, and I tooled around with Ubisoft's Rise of a Ninja for the 360. Namco's new Shippuden game does have me genuinely excited.
The newest screens were released at Namco's "Level Up" event in Barcelona 2 weeks ago. The screens showcase some of the battles from the series' Itachi arc, with Jiraiya battling Pain in Sage Mode and Shikamaru going toe to toe with Hidan. Judging from the screens, it looks like the battles in the game will match their epic anime counterparts. Be sure to check out the announcement trailer as well if you haven't already.