It must be crossover day at the Namco Bandai offices, what with this second press release unveiling pre-order bonuses for the upcoming Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 across a variety of outlets.
The biggest addition to the game will be available to all owners of first run copies, that being a DLC code to unlock the classic orange gi worn by hero Goku from the popular Dragon Ball Z franchise. This marks the first crossing of the two popular anime series here in North America.
Other pre-order goodies come in various forms, depending on where you pick up the game. Those that pre-order at GameStop will receive a bonus collectible card with their game, and Power Up Rewards members will also get a 30-day free trial to onilne anime streaming service Neon Alley.
Pre-ordering through Namco's own online shop, at ClubNAMCO.com, will net you net you various rewards based on pricing tiers. For 79.99 you'll receive get exclusive Naruto and Sasuke 6" figures from Banpresto, an exclusive poster, and the original soundtrack. For 59.99 you'll lose out on the figures, but still get the soundtrack and poster.
Interested fans can check out the full press release below, and the render of Naruto cosplaying as Goku above.
NAMCO BANDAI GAMES AMERICA ANNOUNCES PRE-ORDER OFFERS FOR
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 3
Pre-Order Now at select outlets to Receive Exclusive Items and Other Bonus Content
SAN JOSE, Calif., (January 21, 2013) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 bonuses at various retailers, including exclusive pre-order offers through GameStop® and NAMCO BANDAI Games America’s online store, ClubNAMCO.com. Based on the hit NARUTO SHIPPUDEN animated series from VIZ Media, LLC, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 unleashes a tornado of electrifying ninja action and adventure that the franchise is known for, along with over 80 playable characters, advanced online modes and enhanced fighting mechanics allowing anyone to become a ninja master.
First-run copies of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 across all retailers will feature a code to download an exclusive Dragon Ball Z® Goku costume for Naruto and collectible trading card. The special costume will allow Naruto to wear Goku’s signature orange gi in-game, marking the first time the two mega anime franchises have crossed over in North America. Pre-ordering the game is highly recommended to guarantee access to these special bonuses.
Players who pre-order the game at a U.S. GameStop store can pick up a GameStop exclusive poster and will receive the Goku costume DLC and collectible trading card when they purchase the game. Additionally, GameStop PowerUp Rewards™ members who pre-order will also receive a 30 day trial subscription to Neon Alley, a 24-hour streaming service developed specifically for anime fans from VIZ Media. The Neon Alley service is currently available to download as an app through the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation 3 system or Xbox LIVE® on Xbox 360.
At NAMCO BANDAI Games America’s online store, ClubNAMCO.com, fans will be able to choose from two different pre-order offers. For $79.99 (plus tax, shipping and handling), fans who pre-order the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 from ClubNAMCO.com can get additional exclusive items, including high quality collectible Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha 6” figurines from Banpresto, an exclusive poster and game soundtrack. This exclusive offer is limited to a total of 5,000 copies. In addition, for $59.99 (plus tax, shipping and handling), fans who pre-order the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 can receive an exclusive poster and game soundtrack. This exclusive offer will be available while supplies last. Pre-ordering either ClubNAMCO.com bonus offer will also guarantee Naruto’s Dragon Ball Z costume DLC and collectible card. Fans can start pre-ordering either offer today at ClubNAMCO.com.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 will feature the most extensive character roster of any game so far in the series, letting fans engage with a huge number of their favorite personalities from the NARUTO SHIPPUDENuniverse, be they friend or foe. In story mode, players will be thrown into a series of thrilling adventures as they delve into the Fourth Great Ninja War. For the first time in Ultimate Ninja STORM history, players will be able to relive the most exciting series of the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN anime as it airs in Japan and streams online. Experience new one-versus-many action stages to test players’ ninja skills, while electrifying fights will be punctuated with cinematic boss battles ranging from nefarious villains to massive beasts. Players will also be able to battle against the world through extensive multiplayer modes. Compete in user created tournaments, set up friendly player matches and check out the competition with player cards to view win/loss records and fighting styles.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 will be available at retailers on March 5, 2013, is rated “T” for teen by the ESRB and will carry a MSRP of $59.99. For more information about NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3, please visit http://www.clubnamco.com, http://www.namcobandaigames.
com,http://www.facebook.com/namco and http://naruto. namcobandaigames.com/forum
A Storm of Epic Proportions. The critically acclaimed Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm series is back in 2013 on PS3 and X360, celebrating the return of highly awaited boss battles and welcoming brand new features to revamp the game experience. More immersive, more faithful and more extreme, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will offer the most epic Naruto experience ever seen in a video game. Dattebayo!