This nine minute trailer for Namco Bandai and CyberConnect2's grand Naruto continuity mashup begs the question, "How much Naruto is too much Naruto?"
When I was a kid, one of the benchmarks of that era of comic events was Age of Apocalypse over at Marvel (this was in the 90's when the sales were still somewhere in the millions and the X-Men were the hottest thing on the shelves). I won't bore you with the details of the story, but it was an excuse for the writers and artists to rejigger comic continuity for a few months, give everyone new costumes and smash characters against each other that might not otherwise interact (or even exist).
And I credit series like that for making me susceptible to something like Ultimate Storm Generations, which crams together the entirety of Naruto continuity for one big brawl, mixing and matching rivalries and, from what I can surmise from all the information released so far from Namco Bandai, explore all sort of out-of-continuity tales to your hearts' content with the cast of the series across all incarnations. If you're a fan of the show, this trailer should be like a cruel tease to you, nine minutes of something you want very much to play yesterday while for everyone else, I imagine it'll simply be inscrutable (I'm somewhere in the middle, only having watched some of the anime and read a nice chunk of the manga in the last year).
So with that, enjoy!
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations will be available March 13th for the PS3 and Xbox 360.