A playable demo of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja: Storm 2 is now available for download on Xbox Live Marketplace for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3. Based on the popular Naruto Shippuden animated series from VIZ Media, LLC, the free demo will offer a taste of the signature game play and visual detail that is synonymous with the franchise.
Staying true to the anime series, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja: Storm 2 immerses players in the mythical world of ninja with new expansive environments, exciting plot twists, and explosive battle systems. Now for the first time in the Ultimate Ninja series, online versus play will be available to let budding ninja from around the world flex their jutsu muscle. The game will also feature an evolved Support Character system where players can call upon allies to help unleash explosive Team Special Techniques upon opponents.
Encompassing the Naruto Shippuden story arc, the game has a deep three-part story mode that have players living different ninja lives through the eyes of Naruto, Sasuke and Jiraiya. With more than 40 characters to choose from, engaging in bigger and more epic cinematic boss battles has never been this intense. As an added bonus, Lars Alexandersson, of Tekken 6 fame, will appear as an unlockable guest character. Available in the game’s versus mode, Lars brings his explosive signature moves and will appear in his Tekken 6 costume designed by Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja: Storm 2 is scheduled to be released throughout North America on October 19, 2010.