Leading video game publisher Namco Bandai Games America Inc. announced that the next installment in the storied Naruto Shippuden video game series, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, will launch on March 13th, 2012 for the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360.

The game is based on the popular animated Naruto Shippuden series from VIZ Media (from the manga created by Masashi Kishimoto), and will offer a vast selection of playable & support characters spanning every generation of the Naruto saga.

Developed by CyberConnect2, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is the latest title in the smash hit Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm franchise. The title will revolutionize online play and ramp up the number of playable and support characters beyond any previous Naruto game.

Players will compete in a huge variety of online battle modes with their favorite characters including Naruto, Sasuke, Zabuza and Haku – two ninja characters fans have been waiting to see more of since the launch of the original manga – and many more new ninja appearing in the game.

In a first for the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm series, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations will feature an innovative system that integrates real-world collectible cards with the in-game universe. The next generation of Naruto collector cards will each carry a code allowing players to unlock corresponding artwork for their in-game profile and engage in a special mini-battle to unlock a bonus skill and gain an advantage in the main fight.

Platform: Xbox 360, PS3
Genre: Fighting
Publisher: Namco Bandai
Developer: CyberConnect2
Price: $59.99
Rating: Teen

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