Now this is a real ninja war - Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations gets a new trailer and it starts off with an awesome scene.
The trailer starts with a scene of the older Naruto and the younger Naruto in a sort of Cowboy showdown. The camera then pans out at the Naruto showing all the characters from each of their timelines behind them as if they are an army. Both sides then run towards each other to face off in an all out ninja war.
In my opinion, all games with time skips should have the significan characters from the previous timeline included with the modern roster of characters. They don't have be in the story but at least give us the option to play as them. CyberConnect2 did it once with Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Accel on the PS2 by including all the kid versions of the characters from the previous game included with the newer, older versions in the roster.
Now when CyberConnect2 showed off Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 and didn't include the characters from Ultimate Ninja Storm 1, I was certain that they'd pull off this marketing scheme sooner or later. At first I gave them the benefit of the doubt by thinking that "maybe it's a memory thing, maybe only X number of characters can fit on the disc blah blah blah" but as soon as Ninja Storm Generations was revealed it was no surprise.
I'm not saying I hate them for it. It's just that with any major anime that gets a fighting game and boasts a crazy amount of characters, it's better to wait for the 2nd or 3rd installment as the 1st game is meant to test the waters. Anime based games are sort of my guilty pleasure but as seen with the Dragon Ball Z series of games, you know that the universe already has this butt load of significant characters and yet you see a game with only half of that amount or that this saga was not included etc. Then wait for the sequel as it is most likely gonna have those missing characters or that missing story line.
The trailer says that it is going to include a bunch of new anime scenes that will further develop the characters in the Naruto universe and from what the trailer shows, they look very well animated, like what you would see in a Naruto OVA. Which is more than I can say for the not-so-nicely animated clips from Street Fighter IV and Dragon Ball Z: Ragin Blast 2. Those were filler quality at best.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is out on March 13, 2012 complete with it's long ass name and will be available on both the PS3 and Xbox 360. It's ninja time!