What exactly does this generation of consoles mean for anime-based video games that don’t transition to 3D often enough to challenge high-end hardware? For Bandai Namco and CyberConnect2, the answer is marriage of TV animation and gaming in form of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm. Another Naruto title with “Ultimate” in it, but one making good use of the Sony PlayStation 3. Hit the jump to see its debut trailer.
We’ve been waiting for the anime-based video games rose up to be visually on par with their television-based counterparts since ramen was invented, but who would have thought games can actually look better than studio quality animations?
Innovation has been scarce in Naruto fighting games on consoles that come with slight improvements every installment, yet Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm manages to at least take visuals to the next level. You’ll have to see it for yourself, and decide whether or not the line between Naruto on TV and gaming is about to disappear.