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Free Downloadable Content (DLC) for Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (PS3)

New characters and missions for Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (PS3) will be free

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NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., has announced in a press release free downloadable content for NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM. The Naruto game is PS3 exclusive based on the anime from VIZ. Starting from the week of the game’s retail launch on November 4, 2008 through March 2009, brand new support characters, including the "Sound Four," and new single player missions will be made available for download regularly on the PS3.

The following NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM characters, each accompanied by a unique single-player mission, will be available for free download from the PlayStation Network on the PS3.

  • November 6, 2008: Shizune
  • December 4, 2008: Asuma
  • December 18, 2008: Kurenai
  • January 8, 2009: Anko
  • January 22, 2009: Jirobo
  • February 5, 2009: Kidoumaru
  • February 19 2009: Tayuya
  • March 5, 2009: Sakon
This is an ambitious DLC schedule, and, to be frank, quite extensive for free content. Fans should be thrilled as licensed games rarely get free DLC.

"With the huge cast of characters and massively detailed storyline offered by the NARUTO franchise, NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM is perfect for downloadable content, giving us the opportunity to continue to build upon the core of the game long after it is released in stores," said Todd Thorson, director of marketing and public relations at NAMCO BANDAI Games America, Inc. in a press release. "Packed with fan-favorite characters and fun new single player missions, this content will always be free and will further add to the depth and scope of this already impressive title."

Taking the next step in the Ultimate Ninja series, NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM features full 3D combat. Naruto and the other ninjas will fight over huge environments. All-new is a free-roaming gameplay mode that takes place in Naruto’s Hidden Leaf Village.

With an original next-generation graphics engine, NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM has fluid animation and high-definition visual detail that allow gamers to experience Naruto in a way just not possible on the PS2. It's a good looking game, and with the free DLC, an incredible value.

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