Tekken 6 fighter to join cast in new Naruto game

Namco Bandai recently announced that a Tekken 6 fighter will make an appearance in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 as an unlockable character. The new fighter in question is Lars Alexandersson, who will be playable in the game’s versus mode.

Lars’ new costume has been designed by Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto. Check out the comparison shot below. It doesn’t look like his costume has been dramatically altered, although Lars is definitely looking more Sasuke-like with softer lines and a more effeminate build.

Above: It’s nice to hear about Lars, but we’d much rather see Rock Lee fight an anime-styled Lei or Yoshimitsu

We’re a little burnt out by Namco’s steady barrage of Naruto-themed fighting games. But as Naruto fans, we’ve always loved the way the Namco games have always managed to capture the look and feel of the anime. Check out the latest trailer featuring some memorable moments from the Shippuden series and look out for more Naruto news when Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 releases this fall.

Above: A Japanese trailer for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 that teases Tekken 6’s Lars Alexandersson as an unlockable character

Jun 29, 2010 


  • stormofdantess - June 30, 2010 6:51 p.m.

    Having Lars in there is pretty dumb. Kishimoto drawn or not, he sucked in Tekken 6, and is a lame character anyways. Maybe next Naruto will have Goku in it, seeing Namco-Bandai has that license. lol, wishful thinking.
  • Elemental - June 30, 2010 2:28 p.m.

    Shame they didn't put Yoshimitsu in. That would have sold me the game! Ah well, come on namco give Yoshimitsu his own game. Something like Onimusha but featuring the Manji Clan.
  • mgkyo666 - June 30, 2010 3:18 a.m.

    Tyler do you think Danzo will be playable? Ooh I wanna see him fight Madara!
  • RebornKusabi - June 30, 2010 2:02 a.m.

    I hate to be the loser of the comments but I honestly really enjoyed Naruto: Rise of a Ninja. It helps that I thought the game was going to be ****ing GARBAGE and was pleasantly surprised by how much time they seemed to have spent on it... aside from using the abysmal English V.O. and I usually prefer watching/playing Japanese products with English dubs -_- Thankfully, you were able to download the complete Japanese V.O. track for free off of Xbox Live.
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - June 30, 2010 12:43 a.m.

    @Cyberninja i would like to see Killer Bee fight Eddie Gordo...
  • HitmanSB07 - June 29, 2010 10:16 p.m.

    Lars? You mean the worst character in Tekken 6? Damn Naruto...
  • Cyberninja - June 29, 2010 9:30 p.m.

    i hope they add killer bee unlike a recent offender im looking at you ultimate ninja heroes 3
  • nuno004 - June 29, 2010 9:15 p.m.

    looks pretty cool
  • nickdekline - June 29, 2010 9:10 p.m.

    i usually stick to the DBZ fighters, but kinda interested to try one of the Naruto ones cause Bleach for Wii blew

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