Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution plans a trip west

Namco Bandai has confirmed that Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution will arrive in Europe and North America on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The latest in CyberConnect2's long-running fighting game series is due to leave Japan for the west sometime in 2014.

The announcement on Facebook promises "new moves, new modes, new characters," while the European press release past the break says there will be "tons of new techniques, a never-before-seen number of playable characters and a new character designed by Naruto's author: Masashi Kishimoto." There will be 100 total playable characters in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution and a new, unknown mechanic called Combination Ultimate Jutsu is said to be introduced.

CyberConnect2's series is based on the Naruto manga, created by Masashi Kishimoto, focusing on the titular Naruto Uzumaki – a plucky teenage ninja with a terrible demon sealed inside him. Despite being a vessel for an evil spirit, Naruto is often a cheerful and energetic lad who has no difficulty befriending other ninjas such as himself.
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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

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NAMCO BANDAI GAMES EUROPE ANNOUNCES NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM REVOLUTION FOR PLAYSTATION 3 AND XBOX 360
-New features, never-before-seen roster and a new Character designed by Masashi Kishimoto!-

Paris, FRANCE – December 2nd, 2013 – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced their upcoming title for the Ultimate Ninja STORM Series: NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM REVOLUTION! This new game will be available in 2014 for Playstation®3 computer entertainment system and for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft. This new opus created by CyberConnect2, the masters of the Anime-fighting genre, will contain tons of new techniques, a never-before-seen number of playable characters and a new character designed by NARUTO's author: Masashi Kishimoto!

With this new game, the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM series is reaching a new threshold of playability and perfection: astonishing animation and visual effects, dynamic ninja-fighting battles and tons of characters! Thanks to the new gameplay mechanics, players will perform shattering Combination Ultimate Jutsu attacks and combine powers to create un-equalled techniques! Topping all those amazing features and enhancements, gamers will enjoy a roster of 100 playable characters!

"We're excited to continue in the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM tradition, and bring a new game with such a rich and renewed content to fulfil all of our fans' expectations!" said Mathieu Piau, EMEA Marketing Director for NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe, "Boasting an unprecedented number of characters, plus a Kishimoto-sensei exclusive, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM REVOLUTION will have a lot on offer for fans of the NARUTO series!"

For more information regarding NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM REVOLUTION, the NARUTO video game series and NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. please visit: www.NamcoBandaiGames.eu and www.facebook.com/NarutoGames.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.