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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst Available Today for PS3 and Xbox 360


The Ultimate Ninja Franchise Returns, Bringing Tons of Ninja-Powered Enhancements to the Acclaimed Title

SAN JOSE, Calif., (October 22, 2013) – Leading video games publisher and developer Namco Bandai Games America Inc. today released NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja® STORM 3 Full Burst for Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system across the Americas. The game will also be available for STEAM® on PC very soon. The enhanced edition of the most recent entry in the popular Ultimate Ninja STORM series marks the first time the series is available for the STEAM platform. Existing NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 owners will be able to download the new NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst content as a DLC pack.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™: Ultimate Ninja® STORM 3 was originally released in March 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system to wide critical and fan acclaim. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst gives the title a wealth of upgraded features to entice players back into the world of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, including a brand new chapter which has Sasuke and Itachi taking on Kabuto in a nail-biting confrontation. The game is based on the popular animated NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN series from Viz Media, from the manga created by Masashi Kishimoto (also available from Viz Media).

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst includes the following additional features:

Brand New Chapter: Finally free of Kabuto's control, Itachi intends to crack the Reanimation forbidden jutsu. Will an unprecedented Uchiha alliance with Sasuke be enough to handle it?

New Playable Character: Kabuto reaches the almighty Sage mode and is now playable in Free Play Mode. Unleash his power and defeat the completion both online and offline.

Director's Cut Cinematics: Discover completely revamped Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 cinematics and experience more intensity than ever before as erupting conflicts consume the entire ninja world.

100 New Missions: Embark on a whole new series of missions, many with their own unique and challenging objectives.

38 Additional Costumes: Outfit characters with a selection of 38 costumes from the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 DLC and pre-order packs. These costumes will not be included in the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst DLC upgrade pack since they are already available for purchase to existing Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 owners.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 is the latest vital chapter in the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Ultimate Ninja STORM series and offers unsurpassed immersion into the fabled anime universe. The game features the most extensive character roster of any game so far in the series and lets fans engage with a huge number of their favorite NARUTO SHIPPUDEN personalities including Naruto in his Nine Tailed Beast mode, Madara, and all the Jinchurikis. Throughout Story Mode, players are thrown into the heart of battle in the Fourth Great Ninja War; while the game's electrifying fights are punctuated with massive scale boss battles including fearsome confrontations with the Tailed Beasts such as the gargantuan Nine-Tails.

NARUTO is one of the world's best-selling mangas, with the hit anime TV series currently broadcast worldwide to massive audiences. Since 2003, Namco Bandai Games Inc. has been the leading company publishing video games based on the NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN license.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and carries a MSRP of $39.99. Fans who wish to upgrade their copies of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 to NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst will be able to download the upgrade pack for $9.99 on XBox Live® Marketplace and PlayStation®Network. For more information about Namco Bandai Games America Inc. please visit www.namcobandaigames.com and www.facebook.com/namcobandai.

For more information and to view free streaming episodes of NARUTO and the uncut NARUTO SHIPPUDEN (both rated TV-14), please visit http://www.naruto.com or http://www.VIZanime.com

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