CyberConnect 2 would love to see Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution at EVO, game developed with input from SF, KoF and Tekken producers

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • May 22, 2014 at 6:54 a.m. PDT

It's fairly uncommon to hear Japanese companies talk about the competitive scene of their fighting games, particularly when said games are based on an existing IP.


CyberConnect2, however, are very much aware of the Evolution World Championship series, and have gone on record in an interview with Siliconera saying that they'd very much like for their latest entry in the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm video game series to be represented at the event in the future.

Below, you'll find the excerpt where CyberConnect2's CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama mentions their desire to have the game present at EVO.

We’d really love to see Ninja Storm at events like EVO, like with Tekken, so, we built it with that in mind. Also, this game is going to be sold in September 2014—and we’re hoping to sell around 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Hit the jump to hear what else was said regarding the competitive nature of the upcoming game.

In the interview with Robert Ward at Siliconera, Matsuyama mentioned their mindset in developing the latest entry in the anime-based ninja fighting game series.

First, know that we’re not trying to appeal to just one audience. Some hardcore fighting game fans will say that the series isn’t that complex, it isn’t that difficult—it’s too simple, basically.

Now, in this game, we’ve built the battle system in a more intuitive way. We asked the producers of King of Fighters, Street Fighter, even Tekken, for input on this, and we’ve come together to make the combat system something that, while open to new players, also offers traditional fighting game fans new challenges.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is set to be released in September of 2014 in US and Europe. Do you think that the game has any shot of appealing to the hardcore crowd? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks to Tensa and a few anonymous tipsters for sending this in.

Source: Siliconera.

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