Naruto Ultimate Ninja 4 brawls to PS2

Namco Bandai and CyberConnect2's RPG/fighter based on Shippuden story arc heads to Sony's legacy console in March.

Even if the PlayStation 2 is now in its ninth year on the market, Sony's workhorse console is still getting support from third-party developers. Not a week after Sony announced that the PS2 had sold its 50 millionth unit in North America, Namco Bandai has announced that Ultimate Ninja 4: Naruto Shippuden will arrive in the region on Sony's aging console this March.

Hidden Leaf Village is about to have its cover blown.

The first installment in Naruto's spin-off Shippuden series to be released in North America, Ultimate Ninja 4 picks back up with the titular spiky-haired anime star two and a half years after his departure from Hidden Leaf Village. The game will follow the events portrayed in Viz Media's Naruto Shippuden anime series, with Naruto returning to the village to confront a new host of villains and ne'er-do-wells.

Like previous installments in the Ultimate Ninja series, Naruto Shippuden features a number of different modes, accommodating fans of both mano-a-mano fighting and role-playing. The Master mode is where players can experience the Shippuden story arc, an original line that Namco Bandai notes isn't available through other media. The Story mode drops players into the role of Naruto and relies heavily on role-playing and action-platforming gameplay mechanics.

In the Master mode, players will also be able to unlock playable characters for use in the Free Battle mode. The fighting section of the game includes 52 characters from the Naruto universe, including many pulled from the Naruto Shippuden anime storyline.

Ultimate Ninja 4: Naruto Shippuden is in development at CyberConnect2, which most recently created Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm for the PlayStation 3.

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animefanyaaaaaa
animefanyaaaaaa

ANYBODY KNOW HOW TO GET ADULT SASUKE IN THIS GAME?!?!?!/1?!

Human-Pheonix
Human-Pheonix

Sweet another Naruto Game for my collection. Considering I have Naruto Ultimate Ninja, Ultimate Ninja 2 and 3 and Naruto Ultimate Ninja Strom. NARUTO RULES!!!!!!!

demonfox716
demonfox716

This is sweet. It is awesome that the PS2 sold its 50 millionth. That means more people will buy UN4. I can't wait to go pickup my copy today. - Hokagesroom Member: shadowarceus

Lt_Neeson
Lt_Neeson

"I never had faith that a Japan release would come into the U.S, but here it is, the first Shippuuden game!" Uhh, the 3 previous Ultimate Ninja games are the games that were in Japan first, but ok. and with the "you have ps3 and can't play omgudz" Ps3's do have backwards compatability... not all, but a lot.

progameplayer
progameplayer

This game looks so cool, I can't wait for it to come out tomorrow. It is gonna have so many new characters, that I just can't believe it. This is NINETAILEDGUY from Hokages room telling this review.

Tregster
Tregster

I wish they would put a Japanese voice option on these next 2 games like they did with Storm.

trywizard
trywizard

awsum this game will be a hit too bad for the ps3 and xbox360 users they cant play it hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ye ps2 :D

nintailedhokage
nintailedhokage

asome ilove naruto i have been watching shippudden episodes at naruto.com and i love that i have a ps2 aaaha to all you losers that just have ps3s and xbox360 s and stuff i have a xbox 360 and my sisiter has a wii and ps3 s but the games for those systems are a bit expensive this naruto game is going to be asome yeah!

Paul790195
Paul790195

only for the Ps2 ilikepiedude077

totalximmortal2
totalximmortal2

i mainly think they should make it for both systems anyway. it isnt much to do but put the data on the blu ray disk and seal it. i think it will sell way more copies this way.

DevilUchiha2
DevilUchiha2

I think that this new series of naruto will have better graphic!!!

ilikepiedude077
ilikepiedude077

is it only 4 da ps2? cause i will be mad if it is and i have a wii and a 360

OZONEKING
OZONEKING

I hope Asuma is in this one, for those who don't know (spoiler) he dies. Rest in Peace. But I think it'll be a good game.

SyedMoeed
SyedMoeed

Holy Itachi Uchiha......!!i want it......now..i can't wait..until 24th march!!!

Narutofan4
Narutofan4

Because not everyone can afford a PS3 like your spoild rich ass!

WaKe_13
WaKe_13

I cant wait for this game

GristlezxD
GristlezxD

I gotta admit i was a little dissapointed when i heard Shippuden Sasuke wasn't going to be in this game but the next one,but still this game kicks ass and I can't wait to get it

narutoson666
narutoson666

its good to see that people still have a ps2 and cant wait for this game :D

dud7
dud7

awesome just pure awesome

black_hen
black_hen

@ da illest101 It's not lazy. It would just take them years to do that versus months on this.

rasterror
rasterror

Its funny because I've been watching Shippuden for the past few days. I'm on episode 51 and I have to say I like it a lot better than the original Naruto. Its like what DBZ was to Dragon Ball. I hope they maintain Sai's a$$holeness in the game. If you want a great site for anime and other videos check out OVGuide.com, they have everything. Next after Shippuden, Hakuto No Ken anime series, the original Fist of the North Star series.

da_illest101
da_illest101

@ bunnyman14 because it isn't just for kids you moron, it's for any age

da_illest101
da_illest101

wow talk about being lazy, there are just porting the japanese version to the NA ps2 instead of making a new game for the ps3

cristhiansj_1
cristhiansj_1

for "canx12" This version of naruto the history only comes to orochimaru's fight in the heaven/hearth gate... and Sasuke not is in... Wait for Ultimate Ninja 5 or order an japanese copy of Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel 2 :D

cristhiansj_1
cristhiansj_1

BAD, BAD, Very BAD! Why don't combine the japan game with the US or english version, please... :| (yes, nobody is listening me)...

KyoValdez
KyoValdez

The robots don't like crappy,shallow fighting games like Naruto Ultimate Ninja. For the idiots who like those crappy games and continue to support them and instead of wanting a good and REAL fighting game base on Naruto,the robots will get you.=)

canx12
canx12

Naruto Ultimate Ninja 4 - sasuke = 0.00!!

canx12
canx12

where is sasukeeeee!!!!?

diablo_del_bano
diablo_del_bano

@ stooge55 You *might* IF you have the 80 GB that came with MGS4, that is the last PS3 to have BC with PS2. I say *might* because it's half software emulation, half hardware on the MGS4 80GB. All PS3s prior to the 80GB have full hardware BC with PS2 of course.

Guzthon
Guzthon

All right! Now remains the dub. actors (let's hope that the original voice actors return to dub. not only the game but the anime as well).

AuronTsubaki85
AuronTsubaki85

I was wondering when they were going to release the last remaining Naruto games for the PS2. Can't wait.

bunnyman14
bunnyman14

Why do people over ten years of age watch this?

Megawizard
Megawizard

"has shippuden been dubbed to english yet cause if it hasnt this game will be ahead of the anime." That's why they put this part in: "The Master mode is where players can experience the Shippuden story arc, an original line that Namco Bandai notes isn't available through other media." So it doesn't matter if they translated it or not since it's not following the actual plot.

FrontLinePlaya
FrontLinePlaya

has shippuden been dubbed to english yet cause if it hasnt this game will be ahead of the anime. hopefully if they make ultimate ninja storm 2 it will have more characters and moves and carry over into shippuden

stooge55
stooge55

if I have an 80gb ps3, would I be able to play this game on it?

Roman16
Roman16

im excited i dunno why people complain about it being named Naruto Ultimate Ninja 4, and that when a title name hits 3 or 4 it should be dead...than what about Halo 3, what about COD 3, 4 what about those? they still are great games or am i wrong?

pkmonjr1993
pkmonjr1993

this is great i pray that they release shippuuden 2 as well

kkkkknaruto
kkkkknaruto

finallyyyyyyyyyy shipuuden's coming here woohooo

TensaIchigo
TensaIchigo

I'm sorry guy's. I kinda like Naruto but Ultimate Ninja 4? C'mon. Dosen't that sound a little to much? If they keep making these games, Gamespot is gonna keep giving it the score it deserves. MEDIOCRE.

ff7cloudking
ff7cloudking

Yes! A shippuuden game in North America, finally! I knew I keeping my PS2 was a good idea!

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

Well, we know Sony will be the first getting Naruto Shippuden in America. Makes me wonder if Tomy will ever bother with Shippuden US for Wii and DS. Maybe not because pretty much everything Naruto has gone to Namco Bandai, no matter who makes it.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

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Lord_luke
Lord_luke

2 comments. 1: I don't anime shows going to games, but when they hit number 3 or 4, they need to die. 2: And the PS 2 of all things? why not ditch the old heap and go for the PS 3 or 360?

nsoliveira
nsoliveira

Shippuuden finally on America!:D Let's hope that Europe shall receive it too since I live in that continent.