Naruto becomes a young man in next months Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 4 for the PlayStation 2, and Namco Bandai celebrates his growth with a trailer and new screenshots.

Ultimate Ninja 4 marks the first North American video game based on the popular anime program's Shippuden series, which kicks off with an older Naruto returning to Hidden Leaf Village after spending two and a half years training on his own. The characters are all older, slightly wiser, and definitely more plentiful, with the game's roster of 52 playable characters the largest the series has seen, with the exception of the Japanese sequel to this game, Naruto Shippūden: Narutimate Accel 2, released in December of 2007 in Japan.

So yeah, we're still a good year and a half behind, but we're catching up. Look out Japan! See that giant country sneaking up behind you? That's...oh dammit, they warped.