The problem with most long-running anime series is that you can’t simply dive in at any point and expect to pick it up as you go along – you need to start at the beginning.
Naruto is one such anime, and one that, if you’re not already invested in, can be incredibly tough to break into. Which also happens to be true of its fighting game counterpart Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm.
The first three main entries in the series have now appeared on Switch, and they’re ever bit as impenetrable as the show they’re based on – but there is something about each game that makes them remarkably playable, even for newcomers.
Naruto on the go
As the name suggests, the Ultimate Ninja Storm trilogy bundles the first three titles in the series together in one package. While each one covers a different story, combat remains largely the same throughout.