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10:30 AM on 03.15.2012

Here's the Ninja Storm Generations launch trailer

The Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations launch trailer is now available for your perusal, and I'm already out of breath just saying that name out loud. Like Dragon Ball Z's video game iterations, it's inc...

Chris Carter



Becoming a ninja in Naruto Shippuden: UNS Generations photo
Becoming a ninja in Naruto Shippuden: UNS Generations
by Wesley Ruscher

If there's one thing I know squat about, it’s the Naruto universe. It’s not because I don’t like anime -- I love it, but the boy in the orange track suit and all his ninja buddies never really appealed to me. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a Dragonball Z era and felt like Naruto was trying to be the equivalent for a new generation, or perhaps my taste in Japanese animation had evolved away from the epic fighting formula that filled my teen years.

Regardless of my lack of interest, one thing's for sure: I’ve always had a secret desire to spend some time with the series’ videogame adaptations. Their vibrant, colorful visuals appear to capture the essence of controlling your own action-packed anime episode -- at least from the trailers I've seen -- so when the chance to check out the latest game in the series, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, arose I quickly volunteered myself for the task.

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8:30 PM on 02.08.2012

The last Naruto Generations trailer you'll ever need

Naturally, it won't be the last last trailer, seeing as we're a few weeks from the actual launch of *deep breath* Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm: Generations. Namco Bandai will surely release a last burst of promo po...

Josh Tolentino

10:45 AM on 12.22.2011

A LOT of ninjas are in Naruto Ultimate Storm Generations

A whopping seventy-two of them, in fact, and that's just counting the playable characters. The number swells considerably when you look at support-only characters and move-set variations on the same character (there are s...

Josh Tolentino

2:00 AM on 05.11.2011

SoulCalibur 5, more announced at Namco Bandai Level Up

We're getting a ton of news, fast and furious-like, from Namco Bandai's annual Level Up press conference. First off, the biggest news is that SoulCalibur 5 has been announced, which ought to get a lot of juices flowing amongs...

Conrad Zimmerman



Preview: Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive for PSP photo
Preview: Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive for PSP
by Max Scoville

Naruto fans rejoice, because Namco Bandai has another game headed your way. Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive is a PSP exclusive that’s coming out February 22. I got a chance to play it on Wednesday, and I thought I’d share my impressions with you.

The game is a nice mix of beat ‘em up ninja-punching action coupled with some RPG elements to keep things interesting, but the core element of the gameplay is teamwork. That makes it sound lame, but when you’re beating up a pack of wild dogs, it’s more fun.

Hit the jump for details on Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive. (I still only know what one of those words means.)

 

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Review: Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 photo
Review: Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
by Josh Tolentino

Most games based on a licensed property are terrible.

It's a sad truth of the gaming world, and many players have accepted this as a foregone conclusion. Licensed games are bad until proven good. Merely tolerable licensed games are the exception rather than the rule, and truly good ones are a rare find.

That in mind, this particular licensed game, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, is actually pretty great.

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2:00 AM on 08.25.2010

Pre-order bonuses for Naruto Shippuden are Narutastic

It's funny. If you look at the above screenshot and read aloud the words that you see in order from top to bottom, you'll be echoing what usually goes on in my mind whenever I see anything related to Naruto. Maybe I'm getting...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:00 PM on 06.16.2010

E3 10: Naruto: Ninja Storm 2 looks like the real thing!

[As originally posted on Japanator] Or even better, in some ways! I'll admit I stopped following Naruto a while ago, but watching the new trailer for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 makes me wish I had kept up with ...

Bob Muir



Contest extensions! Win Naruto 3 and Aion photo
Contest extensions! Win Naruto 3 and Aion
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Due to Destructoid's downtime since Sunday morning, we're extending some of our 25 days of giving contests! For our Aion contest, simple tell us an animal, product, whatever that would benefit from having angel-like wings. Do that here. For our NARUTO Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 contest, just tell us who your favorite character from the Naruto series is. Do that here.

Both contests are random drawings and it's ridiculously easy to enter. RIDICULOUSLY EASY! You have until December 16, 3PM CST to enter either of those contests now. Plus, check out our Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles contest that just went up yesterday. Look for more contests everyday until Christmas day!

P.S. ThinkGeek wanted to give a little something extra as there were over 2000 comments on last week's ThinkGeek contest! So, if you're still in need for holiday gifts, just enter the code "DESTRUCTOID09" when you're ready to pay for your order at ThinkGeek. You'll get $5 off any orders over $25 or $10 off any orders over $50. This code is good until December 31.

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6:00 PM on 11.23.2009

Winners of the Naruto contest get!

We had a bunch of awesome Naruto prizes courtesy of Tomy Corporation to giveaway to some Naruto fans last week. We wanted to give them to real Naruto fans so we asked you all to show us how much of a Naruto fan you really are...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Contest: Are you the ultimate Naruto fan? Prove it! photo
Contest: Are you the ultimate Naruto fan? Prove it!
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Well, are you? We want you to take a picture of yourself in front of whatever Naruto product you own. Whether it be clothing, DVDs, videogames -- even taking a picture of yourself in front of a computer screen with something from Naruto on it is fine. Whatever picture you take, it must have something Naruto related in the image and there has to be some kind of sign or image that says Destructoid.com. No photo editing is allowed unless you want to create an animated gif.

You have until Sunday, November 22 11:59PM CST to submit your photo in the comments below. Contest is open to US residents only. We'll be picking the six biggest Naruto fans who will each be receiving this prize pack courtesy of Tomy Corporation:

One copy of Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 (Wii), one limited edition Naruto Shippuden Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 T-shirt, one Naruto Headband and Naruto chopsticks. The grand prize winner will also be scoring himself an exclusive one-of-a-kind framed poster featuring Anbu Kakashi, the final unlockable character in Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 which is out in stores this week for the Wii.

Make sure you use BBCode when submitting your photo ([img]picturename.jpg[/img] and that the image is no wider than 620 pixels. Good luck!

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3:05 PM on 07.25.2008

Believe it! Ubisoft confirms new Naruto game in development

It looks like the rumor we had previously reported was right on the money: Ubisoft has formally announced that Naruto: The Broken Bond is in development for the Xbox 360. Serving as the sequel to Naruto: Rise of a Ninja, The ...

Justin Villasenor

12:13 AM on 07.06.2008

Captain Obvious: Naruto: Rise of a Ninja sequel in development

When Naruto: Rise of a Ninja was released last year for the Xbox 360 I was initially pretty skeptical. After seeing the way the Naruto franchise was being whored out with sequel after sequel -- very quickly becoming the new D...

Justin Villasenor

7:10 PM on 02.19.2008

GDC 08: Naruto: Ninja Destiny preview

We had a chance to play Naruto: Ninja Destiny for the Nintendo DS this morning, and fans of the series will be glad to hear that the portable pummeling action is a blast -- and not a drag.This game is an upgrade to the 2006 r...

Dale North



Destructoid review: Naruto: Rise of a Ninja photo
Destructoid review: Naruto: Rise of a Ninja
by Dale North

It's understandable that the expectations for a game based on an anime license wouldn't normally be set very high, especially for gamers that aren't anime fans. In the past, there hasn't been much in the way of licensed titles that would appeal to the gaming masses, and much of that has to do with the fact that little effort has been put into widening the appeal of these titles. This all works to the favor of Naruto: Rise of a Ninja, giving this ninja game the element of surprise. I began the review process expecting to play a visually updated next-gen rehash of prior Naruto fighting titles, but found that Ubisoft had packed a lot of love into this game. The result is not only the best Naruto title available, but also one of the best anime licenses out there as well as one of the most visually outstanding titles for the Xbox 360 yet.

Naruto:ROAN is a fighting game at its core, but Ubisoft has shifted the focus to the game's story mode. This is a total retelling of the anime/manga story line. Of course, there's still one-on-one fighting action, online gameplay, and even a nifty ranked online tournament, but the platform/sandbox-ish story mode is where this game shines. 

Hit the jump to read our review of Naruto:Rise of a Ninja

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