The Bandai Namco Japan Expo has begun so expect a lot of news from the company over the coming days. They have kicked off the expo with a huge bang, releasing an all new trailer for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution showcasing characters, game play mechanics, game modes and limited edition content. Highlights of the trailer include some epic ultimate reveals, game play of characters such as Konohamaru, Iruka, Hashirama and more, overviews of the three new game play types in the game (Drive, Ultimate and Awakening), gameplay footage of the four character brawler style Ninja World Tournament Mode which is now revealed to have world exploration, story mode overviews and more. At the end of the trailer it was revealed their would be an exclusive animation for Day 1 buyers (for both the Collector’s Edition and Standard Edition) that has been labelled the Sunny-Side Battle and has Itachi wearing an apron to cook Sasuke an egg. Strange I know, but the animation will come on a separate DVD and the apron outfit that Itachi is wearing in it will be made available as free DLC to those who buy the game early. You can watch the trailer below for yourself.
That’s not all the Ninja News for today though. The Xbox 360 demo for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution was released early today and is available now (at least in North America), with the online multiplayer being active only until July 24th. Unfortunately the PS3 version of the demo has been delayed in the states but is available from the Japanese PSN should you have access to a Japanese account. It is unknown if this delay will also effect the European/Australian markets so all we can say for now is keep an eye on the PSN or get a Japanese account. With the release of the demo someone was able to rip all the characters portraits from the game so we now have the full roster. It is important to note not all the characters below will be playable (some are support such as the Sound 4) and some are just alternate outfits such as the two Hinata portraits. The picture is below and can be clicked to make it larger. People may or may not be happy to know that the 100 character roster will see the return of the pre time skip characters, so all the young versions of the characters will be back after being absent in Storm 3 but present in Generations.
We’re still not done with the news however. Bandai Namco had another surprise in store with the announcement of the Storm League. The Storm League is an official website (which you can visit by clicking the link) that aims to prove who really is the best online at the Naruto Storm games and will provide a community driven place for users to find others to battle, create tournaments watch and stream live competition. Interesting the site is sponsored by ESL (Electronics Sports League) which indicates Bandai Namco may be getting more serious about the competitive scene when it comes to its anime fighters. You can view the Storm League trailer below. Let us know your thoughts on the roster and new trailer as well as the Storm League in the comments below! The full game releases on September 12th for the PS3 and Xbox 360.