In the ninja world of Masashi Kishimoto’s manga and anime series Naruto, there are nine Jinchuuriki – ninjas who are also human vessels that have the power of these gigantic Chakra monsters, the “tailed beasts” sealed within them.
For the first time in a video game, you’ll be able to play as all nine of the Jinchuuriki ninjas, in Namco Bandai Games and CyberConnect2’s Naruto Shippuuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, due to be released in March 2013.
If you haven’t been catching up on your Naruto, this new trailer (the 4th official trailer so far) for Naruto Shippuden UNS3 that Namco Bandai Games shared on the Net today does a pretty good job of introducing who the nine Jinchuurikis are. The great thing about all Ultimate Ninja Storm games is that you really do not have to be familiar with the Naruto franchise – every title always covers enough story scenes from the entire scope of the story to make sure you’re not left out.
In UNS3’s case, the story begins from as far back as before Naruto is born, and shows the feud between his father, 4th Hokage Minato Namikaze, and series villain Obito Uchiha, before diving deep into the latest chapter in the series.
Well, even if you consider yourself a true blue Narutard, you’ll want to watch the new trailer anyway, for a sampling of what they can do in-game and to see if the game versions live up to the manga and anime series’s counterparts.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is due in March 2013.