Yuki Nishikawa, the Development Director for the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja series and other games, was kind enough to answer a whole bunch of questions we had about Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations. In part one of the interview he answers questions from the SJ Alpha staff. In this part, he answers your questions taken directly from @ shonenjump Twitter!
@A_awesome_guy: Is it true that Konohamaru will be playable?
Nishikawa: Konohamaru does not appear in this game.
@Chase_Gray: Will the classic characters have the same moves or will they have new ones?
Nishikawa: Young Naruto's Ultimate Jutsu is brand new. The other younger Naruto version characters are also not exactly the same as Storm 1. They have been adjusted and balanced to fit with the fighting system in Storm 2 and Generations.
@Garmort: Who's the final boss of the game?
Nishikawa: I'm afraid that's a secret. Please play the game and discover it for yourself!
@CJEasyBake: What kind of DLC can we look forward to?
Nishikawa: There are currently no plans for DLC.
@OneSlowChild: Will Generations have Jutsu clashes?
Nishikawa: When two Jutsu strike each other at once, there is a special graphical effect. However, there are no Jutsu clashes involving a camera angle change and button pressing like in Storm 1.
@00zags: Haven't heard much about story mode for Generations. Any details about that, especially if boss fights are the same.
Nishikawa: Generations Story Mode follows the story of the anime in a free-battle format. It's a different structure from that of Storm 2, so there are no Boss Battles.
@tigernola12: Will you be able to play with Naruto's Nine Tails Chakra mode?
Nishikawa: Yes. Use your Awakening with Naruto (Five Kage Summit).
@fullbring15: Is the real Madara playable?
Nishikawa: In this game, he is not a playable character.
@LazarosDoupis: Will there be two Minato characters (one with the Jonin costume and one with the Hokage cape)? And if so, will they have the same abilities or will Minato (Hokage cape) have the same abilities he had in Ninja Storm 2?
Nishikawa: If you use the Jonin costume version of Minato, there is a new Ultimate Jutsu.
@BECKcrusader: Are there going to be any new types of gameplay or add-ons in the game?
Nishikawa: There are many new additions to Online Mode, including Tournament, Endless and Replays. We hope that users will find satisfying replay value in the new online modes!
@odismilligan: Can you do remote play with the PS VITA in Generations?
Nishikawa: This is not supported.
That's all for now, but be sure to follow us on Twitter @shonenjump so you can get your questions into our next interview!
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by Urian Brown