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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst
Bandai Namco will be launching a Naruto Shippuden collection on August 25 for console and PC. The compilation will feature all four titles from the Ultimate Ninja Storm series. The first three entries will be remastered for the current console generation, while all of the games, including the fourth, will have all of their respective major downloadable packs. The physical release also comes with a Steelbook case, art book, and at select retailers, bonus anime.
Gamers attending the 2014 Anime Expo, running from Thursday to Sunday in Los Angeles, will be able to check out several gaming events being hosted by Bandai Namco. An hour-long panel on Japanese RPGs, the JRPG Power Hour, will kick things off on Thursday with talks on Tales of Hearts R, Tales of Xillia 2, and Sword Art Online. Two tournaments will also be held at the company’s booth (#101) throughout the weekend, one on Friday for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle and another on Saturday for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst. Additionally, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment producer Yosuke Futami and One Piece Unlimited World Red producer Koji Nakajima will both be on hand to sign autographs. The full event schedule is available below.
Naruto returns to gaming today with Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst for 360 and PS3. This is an expanded version of Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, released earlier this year, and includes a new chapter, featuring Sasuke and Itachi; a new playable character (Kabuto in Sage mode in Free Play Mode off and online); revamped cutscenes; and 100 new missions. The standalone version runs $39.99, while owners of the original release can access the new content by purchasing a $9.99 upgrade pack on Live Marketplace and PSN.