Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is a Japanese fighting video game series based on the popular Japanese manga and Naruto anime. In Japan, it is known as Naruto: Narutimate Series (jap ＮＡＲＵＴＯ-ナルト- ナルティメットシリーズ Naruto Narutimetto Siri:zu). All games in the series were developed by CyberConnect2 and released by Namco Bandai Games for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation Portable and PC platforms.
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
The first installment, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja, was released in Japan on October 23, 2003, and appeared in the US, Australia and Europe in 2006. The game features special techniques and special jutsu characters with their own techniques and fighting styles. In addition, weapons such as shurikens are also available. Many arenas were borrowed from the manga and anime – Hidden Leaf Village, an area for the chunin (leader of his team) exam. Reviews of the game were mostly positive. X-Play praised the game’s sel-shaded design, but condemned the overly light controls. IGN and GameSpot reviewers noted that the game is simple but interesting.
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2, released in Japan as Naruto: Narutimate Hero 2 (Japanese ＮＡＲＵＴＯ-ナルト- ナルティメットヒーロー２ Naruto: Narutimetto Hi:ro: Tsu), was released in two cover art versions: one featuring Naruto Uzumaki and the other featuring Sasuke Uchiha. It was released in Japan on September 30, 2004, and was released in the US and Europe in 2007. The basic gameplay remained unchanged, although an RPG-style story mode was added. The European version of the game featured 32 characters, while the Japanese version included the animated film Grand Scene: Book of Ninja Arts Owned by the Princess of the Land of Snow (Jap. 大活劇! 雪姫忍法帖だってばよ！！ Dai Katsugeki! Yuki Hime Nimpo:teo: Dattabayo!!) a 33 character, Doto Kazahana, was added, as well as two additional game arenas, “Snow Field” and “Rainbow Ice Wall”.
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3.
The third installment of the game, known in Japan as Naruto: Narutimate Hero 3 (jap ＮＡＲＵＴＯ-ナルト-ナルティメットヒーロー3 Naruto: Narutimetto Hi:ro: 3) was released on December 22, 2005 in Japan, in March 2008 in the US, and in Australia and New Zealand in September 2008. A limited edition was also sold in the UK. The number of characters in the game was increased to 42 and the role-playing mode was expanded. It became possible to summon battle buddies, such as Gamabuntu, to help out.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 4
Naruto Shippuuden: Ultimate Ninja 4, or Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel (Japanese ＮＡＲＵＴＯ-ナルト- 疾風伝 ナルティメットアクセル Naruto Shippu:dan Narutimetto: Akuseru), was released on 5 April 2007. The main storyline of the game tells from the time period when Naruto and his teacher Jiraiya leave their home village, to the beginning of the events (Naruto Shippuuden) of the second season of the series. It became available in US and European shops in spring 2009. The game included 52 characters, including characters from the Naruto: The Uragan Chronicles anime.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 5
Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel 2 (jap ＮＡＲＵＴＯ-ナルト- 疾風伝 ナルティメットアクセル２ Naruto Shippu:den Narutimetto Akuteru: Tsu) released in Japan on December 20, 2007 and in Europe in December 2009. The main innovation of the game is the inclusion of helper characters that can be summoned into battle to inflict additional damage on the enemy. Certain character combinations (depending on their interaction in the Naruto manga and anime) sometimes provide new skills in combat techniques.
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, known in Japan as Naruto: Narutimate Storm (jap. ＮＡＲＵＴＯ-ナルト-ナルティメットストーム Naruto: Narutimetto Suto:mu) is for the PlayStation 3 platform. It was released in Europe and the US in November 2008, and in Japan on January 15, 2009. IGN gave the game a score of 8.4 out of 10, praising its “phenomenal graphics” and extensive player features. GameSpot gave Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm a score of 7.5, calling the game good, though “not great”.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
15 October 2010, a new game in the Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 series, based on the second season of the anime Naruto: Shippuden, has been released. The game was released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms; both versions, according to the developers, are virtually indistinguishable from each other. The game’s storyline reaches the end of Naruto’s battle with Paine. A choice of “team match” and “normal combat” modes is possible.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
18 June 2011, a new installment of the Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations series was announced, which will cover events from the beginning of the anime to the beginning of the Fourth Great Shinobi War. Namco Bandai released a demo of the game on 24 January 2012. And it was released on February 23, 2012 in Japan, on March 13, 2012 in America and on March 31, 2012 in Europe.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst
5 July 2013 a re-release of the game, called Naruto Shippuuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst, has been announced. It includes all of the additions from Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, and the graphics have also been improved. It was released not only on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but also on PC.
The game was released on the digital distribution network on October 22 in America, October 24 in Japan, and in Europe on October 25, 2013; the physical media version became available on January 31, 2014.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
14 September saw the announcement of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution. The game features over a hundred characters. The game was released in September 2014 in the US. The game tells the story of many characters. You learn about who the Akatsuki members were before entering the organization. We learn more about Shisui Uchiha. The company is to go through the story of the distracted forager. Over 100 controllable characters are now available, including a resurrected raikage, a resurrected tsuchikage, a resurrected mizukage, a resurrected kazekage, Obito, and many more. Of the innovations: new character Mecha-Naruto, and a new competition system – Tournament, where you have to fight in four-man mode each for himself and earn points. To all this, now by making a team of certain characters, the animation of joint secret techniques will be available (the damage remains the same). Different options are available: Minato-Naruto, Minato-Naruto-Kushina, Naruto-Sasuke, Naruto-Sasuke-Sakura and many more.
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (Legacy)
10 April 2017 announced the release of all four installments on next-gen consoles, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. There will be two Trilogy and Legacy compilations coming out. Trilogy will include the first three installments of the Storm series. Storm 1, Storm 2 and Storm 3 Full Burst. While Legacy will include the four numbered installments of Storm: Storm 1, Storm 2. Storm 3 Full Burst and Storm 4 Road To Boruto. In Japan, the compilations will be released on July 27, 2017 on PlayStation 4 only. In the rest of the world, the compilations will be released on August 25, 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
5 December 2014 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 was announced. It is known that the game covers the events where the third part of the game ended and goes all the way up to the end of the manga storyline. New characters will include the likes of Naruto in Sage Mode 6, Sasuke with Rinengan, Obito and Madara the Jinturki Ten-Tailed, Rin Nohara, Kaguya Otsutsuki, Hanabi Hyuga, Naruto and Sasuke from The Last and additional costumes for them from Boruto – Naruto The Movie. Among the new additions to the game are arena destruction, clothing damage during combat, double rounds, and leader changing in teamfighting. Also the graphics has been improved. The game will get a collector’s edition. Released on 5 February 2016 in Japan exclusively on PlayStation 4. The rest of the world is releasing the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2 The Phantom Fortress
Known in Japan as Naruto: Narutimate Ninja Portable Castle Of Illusions, the game is a port of the full version of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes to the new platform. Its “The Mugenjo” and “naruto ultimate ninja impact download file” storylines have been introduced, and some scenes have been updated, as well as a choice of Japanese or English voice acting.
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes
The first game for the PlayStation Portable platform, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes (known as Naruto: Narutimate Portable Zero in Japan) was only released in Europe and the US in 2007. It is a stripped-down version of Naruto: Narutimate Ninja Portable Castle Of Illusion, which was released earlier in Japan. The game features 20 characters and some new modes, such as three-player versus three-player team battles.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3
Naruto Shippuuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3, known in Japan as Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel 3 (Jap. ＮＡＲＵＴＯ-ナルト- 疾風伝 ナルティメットアクセル3 Naruto Shippu: den Narutimetto Accel 3) is the sixth part of the game, released on December 10, 2009 in Japan, released in the US on May 11 and in Europe on May 14, 2010, exclusive to PlayStation Portable. The game follows the Shippuuden season to the battle between Sasuke and Itachi Uchiha. The game features the ability to fight four characters at once. There are 50 characters in the game (including Four-Tailed Naruto and Sasori’s true form). Young Kakashi, Obito Uchiha, Jugo, Karin, Suigetsu, Akatsuki members Hidan, Kakuzu, Tobi, Conan, 3 of 6 Paths of Paine have been added to the game.