Now that CyberConnect2 has mastered the Naruto game on current-generation platforms, it's time to mix things up. Whiny child Naruto meets equally whiny teenage Naruto in 2012's Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations.

Drawing from all eras of Naruto continuity, Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations brings the full weight of CyberConnect2's experience with the series to bear in one massive, online enabled ninja brawl, promising a larger roster of playable and support characters ever to appear in a Naruto game. Expect young and older versions of your favorite characters, the return of old rivals like Zabuza and Haku, and plenty of annoyingly intense whining and boasting. Yes, yes, you will be Hokage someday, Naruto. I've never seen someone so excited about the prospect of leading a village that's constantly getting destroyed. It's like possessing a fervent desire to manage a Subway that keeps getting robbed.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is due out in 2012 from Namco Bandai for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.