Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Arrives Early With Extra Goodie!

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Yesterday afternoon I was greeted by the arrival of an early review copy of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Namco Bandai’s PS3-exclusive anime action game due to hit retail this coming Tuesday. NB was thoughtful enough to even stick in a copy of the 3-disc Naruto Uncut Box Set, which is perfect for me considering I’ve never seen even a second of the anime before now.

As for the game, played about 2-3 hours of it last night and so far so good. Here are a few quick things I can tell you right now. It looks phenomenal, better than any screenshot or trailer can ever show. The fighting is spectacular, though a bit on the shallow side. There are no trophies, which is a shame for a PS3 exclusive but the game at least offers a ton of other collectibles. It requires a 3.9GB mandatory HDD install. And unfortunately online play is not supported. I’ll leave you with that for now, but watch for my full review later this week.

Oh, and one other thing before I go. Missed it earlier in the week, but Namco Bandai has announced a 5-month downloadable content plan for Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm. Between November 6th and March 5th, 2009, a total of eight DLC add-ons will be made available completely free of charge. Each pack will contain a new support character and accompanying single-player mission. Very cool to see a long-term support plan for the title.

Check out the DLC schedule in full at Namco Bandai’s website.

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