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''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStormGenerations'' is a licensed FightingGame (based on the ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' franchise) developed by CyberConnect2, serving as the sequel to ''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2''. Instead of free-roaming stories like the past two ''Ultimate Ninja: Storm'' games, the story focuses on each character and uses a flip-book effect summarizing events of the series intertwined with unique-to-the-game anime footage from StudioPierrot. It has, in turn, balanced the characters while adding new ones, fixed the [[ScrappyMechanic Substitution Jutsu]] spamming with a new meter, and fixed the online play, as well as add in a new [[LagCancel Cancel system]].


The game itself has been released since Febuary 24th, 2012 in Japan (the same date as Creator/CyberConnect2's other big game of that month, ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'') and was released on March 13th, 2012 in the United States and March 30th, 2012 in Europe and other PAL regions. NeedsWikiMagicLove and NeedsABetterDescription.

A sequel for the game, ''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm3'', has been announced for a release in 2013 on both the XBOX360 and PS3, and goes all the way back to the beginning of the manga series with the Kyuubi attack (while adding the details recently revealed in the manga on what actually happened), and is shown to have the big {{Boss Battle}}s in the game again, while keeping many of the gameplay enchancements of ''Generations''.
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!! ''Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations'' includes examples of:

* AIBreaker: Itachi's [[DopplegangerAttack Clone Jutsu:]] [[StuffBlowingUp Super Explosion]] as demonstrated [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQrMovAefQ here.]]
* AscendedMeme: One of the available titles is "[[BeamMeUpScotty Good Boy]]".
* AssistCharacter: There are 15 characters in this game who aren't playable but can be selected for support. These are characters who either don't have enough known about them to make a full set of moves from, [[EnsembleDarkhorse unimportant characters popular enough to make the roster]], or [[OutOfFocus characters from early on who have stopped being important]].
* TheBusCameBack: Because this game begins roughly where the manga and anime begins, there are a number of characters who died or just fell into the background long ago but are featured here, most notably Zabuza and Haku due to popular demand. Some even get their own story mode chapters (see A Day in the Limelight below).
* ColonCancer: Although not present on the boxart, the title essentially manifests as this (''Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja: Storm: Generations''[[hottip:*:Arguably, a colon could also be considered for insertion between "Naruto" and "Shippuden"]]). Just look at how many different fonts are utilized on the game's logo ''alone''![[hottip:*:Excluding the "''ShonenJump''", which basically serves as a kind of InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt title to indicate the magazine that ''Naruto'' is printed in]] Rather than [[NumberedSequel opting for a number]] like its predecessor, ''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2'', it uses the StockSubtitle of "Generations" instead.
** Kage Summit Kankuro's Ultimate: "Secret Black Move: Flame Control Scorpion Show" may qualify too.
* ComboBreaker: Just like with previous Naruto Storm titles, this one comes in two varieties. Substitution exists for precisely this purpose, allowing a character who's been hit to teleport somewhere else (but not necessarily somewhere safe). Support characters can also be deployed while the player character is getting attacked, forcing the attacking player to either dodge, put up a guard, or get hit by the support character.
* ComebackMechanic: When a character's HP is below a certain amount, his or her chakra gauge fully replenishes and he or she can enter [[TurnsRed Awakened Mode]]. In addition, a player's Substitution meter fills up while getting attacked but not while doing the attacking.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Each chapter of this game's story mode is centered around a different character or set of characters (except Naruto, who gets two). Some of these characters only appeared for a short while in the series, such as the chapter about Zabuza and Haku and the chapter about Minato.
** ADeathInTheLimelight / ShootTheShaggyDog: Most of these chapters [[DoomedByCanon require the lead character to die at the end.]] (The Tale of Zabuza and Haku, The Tale of Jiraiya, The Tale of Itachi all end like this, and in The Tale of Madara Uchiha [[UpToEleven practically every fight it like this]]. The Tale of Minato Namikaze implies he died sometime afterwards, but doesn't directly state it.)
* DreamMatchGame: There are plenty of playable characters in this game who have been killed off.
* EasterEgg: Using Part 1 Hinata's Ultimate Jutsu on Part 1 Naruto results in a slightly different animation, as does using Karin's on Sasuke.
* FixedFloorFighting: Most (but not all) of the stages are completely flat, though they're not necessarily the same size or shape. In the one stage that isn't completely flat (Uchiha Clan HQ), characters and projectiles go up and down the gentle stairs as if it was flat.
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: Practically the entirety of The Tale of Madara Uchiha. It involves playing as each member of the Akatsuki and reenacting their main fights... [[ShootTheShaggyDog 90% of which end in them dying.]] Expect to hear "[Akatsuki Member Name]'s strength was seemed unstoppable, but [[DeusExMachina suddenly [Opponent Name] gained the upper hand]] [[ForegoneConclusion and...]]" a LOT.
* HowWeGotHere: Gaara's story is structured like this.
* JokeLevel: 'The Tale of Killer Bee', which consists of him rapping about his awesomeness and whoever he's fighting next. It really has to be seen to be believed. Gameplay-wise though, players will probably stop laughing once they face [[SNKBoss +100 Attack Kisame.]]
* LagCancel: Combo-breaking is so easily done in this game that doing a full combo is impractical in most cases, so a new mechanic allows players to cancel a combo and make a hasty retreat.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Given the series [[{{Naruto}} the game is based off of]], this was a given, but the game prides itself on having even more characters than any other Naruto games to date. [[UpToEleven It seems like every character who was in the series for more than one chapter is returning to fight.]]
** Even [[spoiler: Snake Kabuto]] is playable, despite not playing a role in the story until after this game is set. He doesn't even appear in the story mode until TheStinger. They really wanted ''everyone'' to be in this game.
*** The game does, however, omit some of the bonus costumes (Nap Mode Naruto and Hokage Naruto) as well as [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Lars Alexandersson]].
* LongTitle
* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: [[spoiler: Onoki and Mei Terumi debut in this game before the English anime reaches the Five Kage Summit Arc.]]
* MeetYourEarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The premise of this game. Young Naruto and Modern Naruto don't really meet besides in the introductory video, promotional artwork, and multiplayer modes, though.
* {{Nerf}}: Previously, Sage Naruto, Minato, Deidara, and the puppet masters were able to trap players in high-damage moves that were difficult to escape from and could be re-initiated once finished. Not anymore--they have either been slowed down, or some mechanics now grant temporary immunity to these moves.
** As far as non-character related nerfs go, Substitution has been changed from using bits of your chakra gauge to running on a separate meter altogether. Substitution was also assigned to a separate button from guarding, so there is no more of the "Substitution Dance" in previous games where people would just stand in one spot and press the guard button rapidly to negate any moves done to them.
* NonindicativeName: You don't actually get to play as Madara Uchiha in ''The Tale of Madara Uchiha''. "The Tale of the Akatsuki" would have been a better title, but the developers probably couldn't fit all of the Akatsuki members' portraits on the "select story" screen.
* NumberedSequel: The first {{Aversion}} in the ''Naruto: Ultimate Ninja: Storm'' subseries.
* OffModel: Mostly averted, but the [[MiniatureSeniorCitizens Tsuchikage]] is sporting a very out-of-place LanternJawOfJustice in his portrait.
* PosthumousNarration: The narrator is Hiruzen Sarutobi, the Third Hokage, who died fairly early on in the series. He even speaks about his own death ''and funeral'' but continues to narrate the rest of the series' story anyway.
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Many characters are just as good at fighting in this game as children as they are as teenagers or adults, if not better, despite the anime and manga itself showing them growing considerably stronger as they age. There are also some playable characters who are non-combatants in canon.
* SpitefulAI: In Survival Mode, you fight up to 12 battles in a row, with minimal healing in between depending on how well you do in each battle. The easiest way to restore health is to get [[RankInflation S Ranks.]] The easiest way to get an S Rank is to finish your opponent with an [[LimitBreak Ultimate Jutsu.]] On higher levels of Survival, the AI LOVES to spam "Balance" type Assist Characters ([[TakingTheBullet take an Ultimate Jutsu in your place]]) seemingly ''just'' to confound your attempts to do this.
* StockSubtitle: ''Generations''.
* UnstableEquilibrium: Survival Mode. As mentioned above, your health is only restored stightly between matches, depending on the time you took and your rank. But since one of the main factors in your rank is how much health you finished a match with, the more you get damaged the harder it is to get health back. This means that if you do badly early on, you'll have a really rough time later.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Kimimaro in battle - which is strange because his "versus screen" artwork shows him fully clothed.
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''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStormGenerations'' is a licensed FightingGame (based on the ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' franchise) developed by CyberConnect2, serving as the sequel to ''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2''. Instead of free-roaming stories like the past two ''Ultimate Ninja: Storm'' games, the story focuses on each character and uses a flip-book effect summarizing events of the series intertwined with unique-to-the-game anime footage from StudioPierrot. It has, in turn, balanced the characters while adding new ones, fixed the [[ScrappyMechanic Substitution Jutsu]] spamming with a new meter, and fixed the online play, as well as add in a new [[LagCancel Cancel system]].


The game itself has been released since Febuary 24th, 2012 in Japan (the same date as Creator/CyberConnect2's other big game of that month, ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'') and was released on March 13th, 2012 in the United States and March 30th, 2012 in Europe and other PAL regions. NeedsWikiMagicLove and NeedsABetterDescription.

A sequel for the game, ''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm3'', has been announced for a release in 2013 on both the XBOX360 and PS3, and goes all the way back to the beginning of the manga series with the Kyuubi attack (while adding the details recently revealed in the manga on what actually happened), and is shown to have the big {{Boss Battle}}s in the game again, while keeping many of the gameplay enchancements of ''Generations''.
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!! ''Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations'' includes examples of:

* AIBreaker: Itachi's [[DopplegangerAttack Clone Jutsu:]] [[StuffBlowingUp Super Explosion]] as demonstrated [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQrMovAefQ here.]]
* AscendedMeme: One of the available titles is "[[BeamMeUpScotty Good Boy]]".
* AssistCharacter: There are 15 characters in this game who aren't playable but can be selected for support. These are characters who either don't have enough known about them to make a full set of moves from, [[EnsembleDarkhorse unimportant characters popular enough to make the roster]], or [[OutOfFocus characters from early on who have stopped being important]].
* TheBusCameBack: Because this game begins roughly where the manga and anime begins, there are a number of characters who died or just fell into the background long ago but are featured here, most notably Zabuza and Haku due to popular demand. Some even get their own story mode chapters (see A Day in the Limelight below).
* ColonCancer: Although not present on the boxart, the title essentially manifests as this (''Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja: Storm: Generations''[[hottip:*:Arguably, a colon could also be considered for insertion between "Naruto" and "Shippuden"]]). Just look at how many different fonts are utilized on the game's logo ''alone''![[hottip:*:Excluding the "''ShonenJump''", which basically serves as a kind of InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt title to indicate the magazine that ''Naruto'' is printed in]] Rather than [[NumberedSequel opting for a number]] like its predecessor, ''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2'', it uses the StockSubtitle of "Generations" instead.
** Kage Summit Kankuro's Ultimate: "Secret Black Move: Flame Control Scorpion Show" may qualify too.
* ComboBreaker: Just like with previous Naruto Storm titles, this one comes in two varieties. Substitution exists for precisely this purpose, allowing a character who's been hit to teleport somewhere else (but not necessarily somewhere safe). Support characters can also be deployed while the player character is getting attacked, forcing the attacking player to either dodge, put up a guard, or get hit by the support character.
* ComebackMechanic: When a character's HP is below a certain amount, his or her chakra gauge fully replenishes and he or she can enter [[TurnsRed Awakened Mode]]. In addition, a player's Substitution meter fills up while getting attacked but not while doing the attacking.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Each chapter of this game's story mode is centered around a different character or set of characters (except Naruto, who gets two). Some of these characters only appeared for a short while in the series, such as the chapter about Zabuza and Haku and the chapter about Minato.
** ADeathInTheLimelight / ShootTheShaggyDog: Most of these chapters [[DoomedByCanon require the lead character to die at the end.]] (The Tale of Zabuza and Haku, The Tale of Jiraiya, The Tale of Itachi all end like this, and in The Tale of Madara Uchiha [[UpToEleven practically every fight it like this]]. The Tale of Minato Namikaze implies he died sometime afterwards, but doesn't directly state it.)
* DreamMatchGame: There are plenty of playable characters in this game who have been killed off.
* EasterEgg: Using Part 1 Hinata's Ultimate Jutsu on Part 1 Naruto results in a slightly different animation, as does using Karin's on Sasuke.
* FixedFloorFighting: Most (but not all) of the stages are completely flat, though they're not necessarily the same size or shape. In the one stage that isn't completely flat (Uchiha Clan HQ), characters and projectiles go up and down the gentle stairs as if it was flat.
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: Practically the entirety of The Tale of Madara Uchiha. It involves playing as each member of the Akatsuki and reenacting their main fights... [[ShootTheShaggyDog 90% of which end in them dying.]] Expect to hear "[Akatsuki Member Name]'s strength was seemed unstoppable, but [[DeusExMachina suddenly [Opponent Name] gained the upper hand]] [[ForegoneConclusion and...]]" a LOT.
* HowWeGotHere: Gaara's story is structured like this.
* JokeLevel: 'The Tale of Killer Bee', which consists of him rapping about his awesomeness and whoever he's fighting next. It really has to be seen to be believed. Gameplay-wise though, players will probably stop laughing once they face [[SNKBoss +100 Attack Kisame.]]
* LagCancel: Combo-breaking is so easily done in this game that doing a full combo is impractical in most cases, so a new mechanic allows players to cancel a combo and make a hasty retreat.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Given the series [[{{Naruto}} the game is based off of]], this was a given, but the game prides itself on having even more characters than any other Naruto games to date. [[UpToEleven It seems like every character who was in the series for more than one chapter is returning to fight.]]
** Even [[spoiler: Snake Kabuto]] is playable, despite not playing a role in the story until after this game is set. He doesn't even appear in the story mode until TheStinger. They really wanted ''everyone'' to be in this game.
*** The game does, however, omit some of the bonus costumes (Nap Mode Naruto and Hokage Naruto) as well as [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Lars Alexandersson]].
* LongTitle
* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: [[spoiler: Onoki and Mei Terumi debut in this game before the English anime reaches the Five Kage Summit Arc.]]
* MeetYourEarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The premise of this game. Young Naruto and Modern Naruto don't really meet besides in the introductory video, promotional artwork, and multiplayer modes, though.
* {{Nerf}}: Previously, Sage Naruto, Minato, Deidara, and the puppet masters were able to trap players in high-damage moves that were difficult to escape from and could be re-initiated once finished. Not anymore--they have either been slowed down, or some mechanics now grant temporary immunity to these moves.
** As far as non-character related nerfs go, Substitution has been changed from using bits of your chakra gauge to running on a separate meter altogether. Substitution was also assigned to a separate button from guarding, so there is no more of the "Substitution Dance" in previous games where people would just stand in one spot and press the guard button rapidly to negate any moves done to them.
* NonindicativeName: You don't actually get to play as Madara Uchiha in ''The Tale of Madara Uchiha''. "The Tale of the Akatsuki" would have been a better title, but the developers probably couldn't fit all of the Akatsuki members' portraits on the "select story" screen.
* NumberedSequel: The first {{Aversion}} in the ''Naruto: Ultimate Ninja: Storm'' subseries.
* OffModel: Mostly averted, but the [[MiniatureSeniorCitizens Tsuchikage]] is sporting a very out-of-place LanternJawOfJustice in his portrait.
* PosthumousNarration: The narrator is Hiruzen Sarutobi, the Third Hokage, who died fairly early on in the series. He even speaks about his own death ''and funeral'' but continues to narrate the rest of the series' story anyway.
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Many characters are just as good at fighting in this game as children as they are as teenagers or adults, if not better, despite the anime and manga itself showing them growing considerably stronger as they age. There are also some playable characters who are non-combatants in canon.
* SpitefulAI: In Survival Mode, you fight up to 12 battles in a row, with minimal healing in between depending on how well you do in each battle. The easiest way to restore health is to get [[RankInflation S Ranks.]] The easiest way to get an S Rank is to finish your opponent with an [[LimitBreak Ultimate Jutsu.]] On higher levels of Survival, the AI LOVES to spam "Balance" type Assist Characters ([[TakingTheBullet take an Ultimate Jutsu in your place]]) seemingly ''just'' to confound your attempts to do this.
* StockSubtitle: ''Generations''.
* UnstableEquilibrium: Survival Mode. As mentioned above, your health is only restored stightly between matches, depending on the time you took and your rank. But since one of the main factors in your rank is how much health you finished a match with, the more you get damaged the harder it is to get health back. This means that if you do badly early on, you'll have a really rough time later.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Kimimaro in battle - which is strange because his "versus screen" artwork shows him fully clothed.
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7th Feb '13 11:59:40 AM fenyx4
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*** The game does, however, omit some of the bonus costumes (Nap Mode Naruto and Hokage Naruto) as well as [[{{Tekken}} Lars Alexandersson]].

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*** The game does, however, omit some of the bonus costumes (Nap Mode Naruto and Hokage Naruto) as well as [[{{Tekken}} [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Lars Alexandersson]].
7th Feb '13 11:58:34 AM fenyx4
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''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStormGenerations'' is a licensed fighting game based on the anime ''{{Naruto}}'' by CyberConnect2, serving as the sequel to ''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2''. Instead of free roaming stories like the past two ''Ultimate Ninja: Storm'' games, the story focuses on each character and uses a flip-book effect summarizing events of the series intertwined with unique-to-the-game anime footage from StudioPierrot. It has, in turn, balanced the characters while adding new ones, fixed the [[ScrappyMechanic Substitution Jutsu]] spamming with a new meter, and fixed the online play, as well as add in a new [[LagCancel Cancel system]].


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''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStormGenerations'' is a licensed fighting game based FightingGame (based on the anime ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' franchise) developed by CyberConnect2, serving as the sequel to ''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2''. Instead of free roaming free-roaming stories like the past two ''Ultimate Ninja: Storm'' games, the story focuses on each character and uses a flip-book effect summarizing events of the series intertwined with unique-to-the-game anime footage from StudioPierrot. It has, in turn, balanced the characters while adding new ones, fixed the [[ScrappyMechanic Substitution Jutsu]] spamming with a new meter, and fixed the online play, as well as add in a new [[LagCancel Cancel system]].

7th Feb '13 11:57:09 AM fenyx4
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A sequel for the game, ''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm3'', has been announced for a release in 2013 on both the XBOX360 and PS3, and goes all the way back to the beginning of the manga series with the Kyuubi attack (while adding the details recently revealed in the manga on what actually happened), and is shown to have the big BossBattles in the game again, while keeping many of the gameplay enchancements of ''Generations''.

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A sequel for the game, ''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm3'', has been announced for a release in 2013 on both the XBOX360 and PS3, and goes all the way back to the beginning of the manga series with the Kyuubi attack (while adding the details recently revealed in the manga on what actually happened), and is shown to have the big BossBattles {{Boss Battle}}s in the game again, while keeping many of the gameplay enchancements of ''Generations''.
7th Feb '13 11:56:56 AM fenyx4
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The game itself has been released since Febuary 24th, 2012 in Japan (The same date as CyberConnect2's other big game of that month, ''AsurasWrath'') and was released on March 13th, 2012 in the United States and March 30th, 2012 in Europe and other PAL regions. NeedsWikiMagicLove and NeedsABetterDescription.

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The game itself has been released since Febuary 24th, 2012 in Japan (The (the same date as CyberConnect2's Creator/CyberConnect2's other big game of that month, ''AsurasWrath'') ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'') and was released on March 13th, 2012 in the United States and March 30th, 2012 in Europe and other PAL regions. NeedsWikiMagicLove and NeedsABetterDescription.
7th Feb '13 11:56:30 AM fenyx4
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A Sequel for the game, ''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm3'', has been announced for a release in 2013 on both the XBOX360 and PS3, and goes all the way back to the beginning of the manga series with the Kyuubi attack (While adding the details recently revealed in the manga on what actually happened), and is shown to have the big boss battles in the game again, while keeping many of the gameplay enchancements of Generations.

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A Sequel sequel for the game, ''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm3'', has been announced for a release in 2013 on both the XBOX360 and PS3, and goes all the way back to the beginning of the manga series with the Kyuubi attack (While (while adding the details recently revealed in the manga on what actually happened), and is shown to have the big boss battles BossBattles in the game again, while keeping many of the gameplay enchancements of Generations.''Generations''.
7th Feb '13 11:55:23 AM fenyx4
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* NumberedSequel: The first {{Aversion}} in the ''Naruto: Ultimate Ninja: Storm'' subseries.
13th Jan '13 6:32:11 PM barryc10
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* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: Onoki and Mei Terumi debut in this game before the English anime reaches [[spoiler: the Five Kage Summit Arc.]]

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* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: [[spoiler: Onoki and Mei Terumi debut in this game before the English anime reaches [[spoiler: the Five Kage Summit Arc.]]
13th Jan '13 6:31:14 PM barryc10
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* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: Onoki and Mei Terumi debut in this game before the English anime reaches [[spoiler: the Five Kage Summit Arc.]]
4th Oct '12 10:46:06 AM Enzeru
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*** The game does, however, omit some of the bonus costumes (Nap Mode Naruto, Hokage Naruto, and Awakened Hinata) as well as [[{{Tekken}} Lars Alexanderson]].

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*** The game does, however, omit some of the bonus costumes (Nap Mode Naruto, Naruto and Hokage Naruto, and Awakened Hinata) Naruto) as well as [[{{Tekken}} Lars Alexanderson]].Alexandersson]].
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