A "first playable 2D version" will be available for Naruto fans to try out at the Japan Expo taking place at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, France, from today until July 8th.
Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is boasted to have the "most extensive character roster" of any title in the series. Namco are happy to cater to Naruto's big fan following in Europe.
"Even though there are of course many, many fans in Japan, the Naruto games are also incredibly popular with European gamers, so we’re honoured and very pleased to be debuting the title at Japan Expo today," said Namco Bandai. “Every one of CyberConnect2’s Naruto titles is fantastic and we can’t wait for fans to see this one.”
"After I tried my hardest to finish the Paris Marathon in April but just couldn’t make it, I feel like I owe something back to this amazing city,” said Hiroshi Matsuyama, President of CyberConnect2.
“So I’m very excited to be presenting the first ever hands-on of our newest Naruto game at Japan Expo today. It’s the perfect way to say thank you to the people of Paris and Europe for all their support!”
To learn more about the Japan Expo visit the official website. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 releases on Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2013. Check out the trailer below for a teaser of what's to come.