If you're not really familiar with the Naruto universe but you're looking for a new proving ground for your ninja battle skills, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is a perfect jumping-on point for the massively popular franchise.
There's certainly a lot to see and do, with over eighty playable characters, branching storylines, multiple game modes, and tremendous boss battles. The heart of the game is versus fighting, both online and local, set against the background of the Fourth Great Ninja War. Developer CyberConnect2 has put in a lot of work to provide a deeper fighting experience and the role-playing elements players have come to expect.
Ready to enlist in the Great War? Well, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 lands on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 5 (March 8 in Europe), so you won't have to wait long. And if you have a friend in mind that you'd like to meet in-game, why not try to snag a second copy?
That's right: The Next Level is giving away a copy of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (for the Xbox 360). The more good guys out there, the better, right? Just send an e-mail with the subject line "Naruto Giveaway" and the name of your favorite Naruto character or Namco Bandai game to email@example.com on or before 11:59 Pacific Time on Thursday, March 7.
Only one e-mail is allowed per person, but see our general giveaway rules, below, for ways to get up to six bonus entries. You'll also find the rest of the entry details, which you must abide by in order to be eligible for the prize.
Best of luck!
Basic Contest/Giveaway Rules
The Next Level isn't only here to get you excited about the next big thing in gaming, we're happy to help you get your hands on the games you want to play. Please note the following general facts about our contests and giveaways. If any of them conflicts with a current promotion, the statement on that promotion's page takes precedence.
For a chance to win any prize, you must send a timely e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the correct subject line and any other required information, as outlined on the Web page for that particular promotion. If you do not follow the instructions, your entry will be disqualified. If your message never reaches our inbox, or reaches it later than the deadline, it does not constitute a valid entry.
Winners will be selected at random from among all eligible entries. We will use a random number generator to select the winning number(s) and then count down the list of entries in the order received to determine the winner(s). The last eligible entry must be received no later than 11:59:59 P.M. Pacific Time on the day the contest ends. Potential prize recipients will be notified the following day and must reply to our e-mail or private/direct message (see below) with a valid shipping address within ten days to claim the prize.
We will only ship to the United States or Canada. All contests and giveaways are void where prohibited by law.
Only one entry is allowed per person, except in the following circumstances:
Members of the TNL Forums who have at least fifteen posts can include the user name of the account for three extra entries. Anyone following @tnlonline on Twitter can also earn three entries by providing the Twitter name of the eligible account. These extra entries will be added at the end of all the other entries when we are about to conduct the drawing. Winners using a TNL name will be notified via private message on the forums instead of e-mail. Winners using a Twitter name will be notified via direct message on Twitter instead of e-mail.
We are not responsible for any items or messages that are lost or delayed. The Next Level reserves the right to make any changes to the rules at any time. Questions about any contest or giveaway may be asked via e-mail to email@example.com.