Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Has Long Name And Story Trailer

Naruto Shippuden: Ultima Ninja Storm 4 [official site] is one of the biggest names in video games, at 31 letters-long. Whilst there’ll be some of you who’ll be too young to get my reference to comedian Dennis Pennis just now, most of you will be of age to enjoy the latest story trailer from the Japanese anime fighting game.

So, what do you make of that? In my opinion, the new trailer highlights the backstory of Obito Uchiha and the overwhelming threat of Madara (Reanimation). The trailer also shows off Itachi Uchiha and Shisui Uchiha awakening into their Perfect Form Susano’o. Na, that’s not my opinion, I copied and pasted that from the press release because, if you’ll let me level with you, I didn’t really have a clue what was going on. It looked pretty, though, eh?

Luckily, behind all of the hyperbole that tends to accompany the Naruto series pre-release lies a very entertaining fighting game – the stunning manga aesthetics testament to the high standards creator Masashi Kishimoto works to. I dipped in and out of the series’ third installment a couple of years back and thoroughly enjoyed my time with it.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultima Ninja Storm 4 is due February 9, 2016.


  1. int says:

    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4: The Reckoning of the Redemption HD Super Ultra Plus Gold Version XXXRD 2 Extra with a Cherry ontop

  2. aepervius says:

    For those following the games , are they worth playing if you do not watch that sort of anime ? Will one get uterly lost due to the story not being self contained or not knowing who the anime-actors are ?

    • neotribe says:

      One will get utterly lost trying to decipher the control scheme and the way the game is meant to be played, if the last two of these are any indication.

      • CptPlanet says:

        The games have soem of the best 3D fighting game mechanics.

    • BLACKOUT-MK2 says:

      My memory’s a little vague, but I think the games do an okay job of giving you a rough idea of who’s who. Obviously given how long the anime and manga are they can’t fit in everything, but if you want a condensed version of the story with an… arena brawler(? The Storm games are quite different from standard fighting games) on top then they’re pretty fun. Just know, though, that if you do pick it up, most of the entertainment is from the flashiness as opposed to any real depth.

    • Assirra says:

      Well i can only speak for the first one but it was an utter nightmare.
      First chapter/fight was the start of the manga/show and the rest of the game was so much later i had no idea who any of these people were or anything. It was not like the dragonball games which go over the whole story and introduce you.
      I cannot speak for the others one tough.

    • Frosty Grin says:

      I played Storm 3 and enjoyed it immensely – despite being absolutely unfamiliar with the anime. There’s enough exposition in the game itself. So I highly recommend it as a starting point. It looks good, especially with built-in supersampling, and goes on sale often.

    • bv728 says:

      You’ll likely get at least somewhat lost. They don’t do a great job of recapping the plot, but they do kind of try.

  3. Lim-Dul says:

    Hey, that’s not even the longest title in the series.

    What about Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations?

  4. Suits says:

    Glad the manga is finished, the anime is nowhere near as much coming up for discussion. The game adaptations are mostly fine anyway

  5. Darth Gangrel says:

    “one of the biggest names in video games” The Tom Clancy games says hello, especially Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield: Athena Sword as well as Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2.

    • LazyWizard says:

      Don’t forget about Star Wars: Dark Forces !!: Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith, though that’s cheating a bit as it’s an expansion pack.

      Or if you include their habit of making each subsequent entry only a sequel to the last (Dark Forces leads to Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight leads to Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast), you could argue the last game’s true title should be Star Wars: Dark Forces IV: Jedi Knight III: Jedi Academy.

      • robertlepervers says:

        Do you know about this one ? “Summer-Colored High School ★ Adolescent Record – A Summer at School On an Island Where I Contemplate How the First Day After I Transferred, I Ran into a Childhood Friend and Was Forced to Join the Journalism Club Where While My Days as a Paparazzi Kid With Great Scoops Made Me Rather Popular Among the Girls, but Strangely My Camera is Full Of Panty Shots, and Where My Candid Romance Is Going.” Yup it’s a real game, and it’s the full title.

        • Darth Gangrel says:

          Oh man, here I was reading the Gamespot review for the game called “Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below” and thought *that* was a contender for longest ever game title and then you Mr robertlepervers comes along and writes. That above title is not only a mouthful, it’s like an all you can eat buffet.

          Mysteries of the Sith is one of my favorite games, so it’s odd that I didn’t think of that or Jedi Academy, but I guess I’m just too used to seeing it to really ponder about how long the title is.