Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Comes to North and South America on March 5th, Europe on March 8th

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, an early nominee for wordiest video game title of 2013, has now been given a March 5th release date in North and South America, with Europe and Australia receiving it on March 8th.

This latest entry in the long-running Naruto franchise will feature the biggest roster of any game in the series with over 80 playable characters, as well as advanced online modes, enhanced fighting mechanics, new 1 vs. many action stages, and the ability to play through user created tournaments.

As an added bonus, all initial copies of Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will come with a download code to get an exclusive Dragon Ball Z Goku costume for Naruto, as well as a collectible trading card. This marks the first time Naruto and Dragon Ball Z have crossed over in North America, so be sure to pick up the game at or very shortly after launch to secure your free costume.

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