A new title has appeared at Steam registry. Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 has showed up today and could mean that the game, released for PS3 and 360, is coming to PC sometime this year.
This would be the first time a Naruto game shows up on PC platform, but who doesn’t want Naruto on PC? With controller support at best and mabe some improved graphics, please?
Namco/Bandai actually released a few games on PC lately, think about Dark Souls or Ace Combat, and this could mean a shift in the publishers PC market policy.
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is a mix between a Beat’em Up and a “freeroam” story mode with side quests. You run in a third-person-camera view in Konohas streets and can talk to characters from the beloved series, like Izumo or Kotetsu, do some shopping or just run around. Depending on how far you are in the story, you will fight alone or in team. The game changes to a normal Beat’em Up screen during fights and you are able to use items, Team-Attacks or Special Attacks against your enemies. The developers have added quick-time-events and simplified controls compared to the older games “Generations” and “Ninja Storm 2″.
There sadly isn’t much to say about controls, graphics or sounds since the PC version is still a rumor and nothing was confirmed yet, but if the game is as good as on consoles, this will be a game you can buy without hesitations. The only problem could be that PC players might not have played the older Naruto games and are not following the series on TV, in which case it might become difficult to understand much of the story. Even though there is a small story update at the beginning, people who have not watched the series regularly will probably be lost at the beginning because of the amount of names coming up.
One can only hope Namco does it right and finally give PC gamers a good reason to spend some money. As usual, a trailer to get you in the mood.