NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Promises To Be Definitive Naruto Game

Naruto will be back on your consoles come 2013, in the most epic Naruto video game experience ever: NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3.

The newest incarnation of this critically acclaimed series promises to be more faithful, more immersive, and more extreme than its predecessors.

Characters from Generations will return, alongside familiar events from the animated series. Players will even be able to engage in large-scale boss battles, such as the one with Nine-Tails, which will span an entire village.

According to publishers Namco Bandai, Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 is intended to be the definitive Naruto game, where gamers will be able to play through a story mode that lets them relive events from the animated series with a degree of faithfulness never-before-seen.

The story mode in question starts out with the invasion of Nine-Tails, where Hiruzen and Minato will have to defend the village against Masked Man and Nine-Tails.

The action-fighting game is slated for a release in Spring of next year, over both the X360 and PS3 platforms.