Welcome to the Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Board FAQ! This hopefully will answer any questions you may have. If you have any other non-gameplay questions, feel free to ask them here. For gameplay related ones, ask them in the Strategies Q and A topic.
I'll just slip this in here. My priority is to TheNinjaStorm, but since this is already avaliable on Gamefaqs, and DJ said he liked it, I'll put this here until he decides to make his own FAQ.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
[1.1] Release Dates
[1.2] Demo Information
[1.3] What characters can I play as?
[1.4] Will I like this game?
[1.5] What is different with the Limited Edition version?
[1.6] Do I need to play Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 1 before this?
[1.7] Key Terminology
[1.8] What modes are there?
 VS. Questions
[2.1] Which character is the best?
[2.2] Is there a tier list?
[2.3] How can I check which moves a character can do?
[2.4] What does an Awakening do?
[2.5] How do I do Tilt+O?
[2.6] What do Attack, Guard and Balance supports do differently?
[2.7] How do you do team ultimates and what are they good for?
[2.8] What do those little dots on the character select screen mean?
[2.9] How do I unlock all support types for a character?
[2.10] How do I unlock the characters in the game? (Including Lars, Hokage Naruto and Minato)
[2.11] What is the fastest way to get SP?
[2.12] What do coloured items do?
[2.13] What do unique character items do?
[2.14] Why have one or two supports?
[2.15] What team combinations are there?
 Story Mode Questions
[3.1] What part of the plot does the game follow?
[3.2] Can you change the difficulty?
[3.3] How do I get S Rank in Boss Fights?
[3.4] How do I start friendships with other people?
[3.5] How do I check my mail?
[3.6] What are the best replies you can give?
[3.7] How do I do the Friendship Events?
[3.8] I'm missing only a few of Tonton's Pearls, any suggestions?
Online and Misc Questions
[4.1] How many people can go into a room?
[4.2] What type of matches can you play?
[4.3] Is there a ranking system?
[4.4] Ninja Info Cards? What are those?
[4.5] How do I get all the titles?
[4.6] How do I get all the pictures?
[4.7] How do I beat spammy Deidaras?
[4.8] How do I beat Susanno?
[4.9] What's the best way to beat SM Naruto and Minato Rasengan spammers?
[4.10] Is it me, or is the KNJ system broken?
[4.11] My question isn't here, what now?
[1.1]Q: What is the release date?
A: October 15th in the EU, October 19th in NA and October 21st in Japan for both the PS3 and the Xbox 360.
[1.2]Q: Is there a Demo?
A: Yes, you can get it on the Playstation Store.
In the Demo, you play the first boss fight against Kakashi, with either English or Japanese Voices.
[1.3]Q: What characters can I play as?
[1.4]Q: Will I like this game?
A: If you're a Naruto fan and you're not expecting a balanced, skill-based fighter, then yes, you will like it.
[1.5]Q: What is different with the Collector's Edition version?
A: It comes with a special cover, a soundtrack, a laser cel and DLC for Minato.http://www.made2game.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/COLLECTORs-EDITION-PS3-1024x972.jpg
[1.6]Q: Do I need to play Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 1 before this?
A: Not really. I doubt you want the first one to fill in the story, the game isn't quite as good either and there are no bonuses to doing so. But if you can find it cheap, go ahead.
[1.7]Q: Key Terminology?
A: Ougi – Ultimate Jutsu
KnJ - Kawarimi no Jutsu (Substitution)
TC - Topic Creator
GG - Good Game
OP – Overpowered
BP – Battle Points
SP – Storm Points
SM - Sage Mode
HM - Hermit Mode
MS - Mangekyou Sharingan
EMS - Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan
[1.8]Q: What modes are there?
A: Ultimate Adventure, Free Battle, Online Mode, Options.
[2.1]Q: Which character is the best?
A: The best are generally considered to be Itachi, SM Naruto, Minato, Chiyo, Sasori and Shikamaru.
[2.2]Q: Is there a tier list?
A: No, though you can use the search bar and look at ones made by users, but use caution.
[2.3]Q: How do I check what moves the character can do?
A: While playing as that character in free battle, press start and go to ‘Combo List’.
[2.4]Q: What does an awakening do?
A: There are a few different types.
Generic Awakenings: These ones just results in a power and speed boost, which applies to all awakenings, but some only have this.
Teleport Awakenings: These ones have the ability to teleport behind you by chakra dashing.
Chakra Absorbion Awakenings: These absorb Chakra when you hit the opponent.
Transformation: Some will change their form entirely and have a completely new Combo List.
Movelist Change: Exclusive to Tobi, he changes his entire moveset without changing his form.
[2.5]Q: How do I do Tilt+O?
A: The tilt is slightly incorrect. It’s much easier to flick the control stick in a direction then pressing O
[2.6]Q: What do Attack, Guard and Balance Supports do differently?
A: Nothing at first, however, once you use your supports a few times, the first, large section of the Team Gauge by the character portrait will fill, and then the supports will do different functions.
Attack Supports will attack the opponents with you during combos and knock the opponent back towards you after a launching attack (e.g. explosions, etc)
Guard Supports will stop chakra dashes by the opponent from staggering you and will protect you while charging chakra.
Balance Supports fire chakra shruikens when you do the same and will take ultimate jutsus (ougis) for you. However, they are not usable for a while after taking the hit.
[2.7]Q: How do you do Team Ultimates and what are they good for?
A: You can do Team Ultimates by pressing Trianglex3+O when the team gauge is full. These are more powerful then your regular ultimate jutsus and have a much quicker start-up. You can basically punish almost any move in the game with a team ultimate.
[2.8]Q: What do those little dots on the character select screen mean?
A: The top row, the red dots, represent Team Ultimate power. The higher this is, the more powerful your team ultimate will be.
The middle row, the green dots, represent Support Recharge Speed. The higher this is, the quicker the support bar refills so you can use them again.
The bottom row, finally, is Team Gauge fill speed. The higher this is, the more the team gauge will fill by using supports.
[2.9]Q: How do I unlock all support types for a character?
A: For Sakura, Kakashi, Sai, Shikamaru, Ino, Choji, Kiba, Hinata, Shino, Neji, TenTen, Lee, Guy, Tsunade, Yamoto, Gaara, Temari and Kankuro, you have to do their friendship events in story mode. To unlock anyone else, you have to get a certain number of Storm Points.
[2.10]Q: How do I unlock the characters in the game? (Including Lars, Hokage Naruto and Minato)
A:You can unlock most characters in story mode, but for Lars and Minato(?), you need to get 600,000 SP.
For Hokage Naruto, you have to pray at the shrine on Mount. Myobku inside the Toads' house to get him.
All the characters can be unlocked by getting enough SP, apart from Hokage Naruto.
[2.11]Q: What is the fastest way to get SP?
A: Use Hidan. Put handicap all the way towards you. Use the Attack Up Pills on yourself and the Defence Down Tag on the opponent, then do your Ultimate. You should get 9000+ a match.
(Thanks to Cuttin_in_town)
[2.12]Q: What do coloured items do?
A: Red affects Power. Blue affects Speed. Green affects Defence.
[2.13]Q: What do unique character items do?
A: Most give a stat boost based on the colours above. Some recover chakra for tight situations and some get rid of bad status effects.
[2.14]Q: Why have one or two supports?
A: One support means they come back twice as quickly than two supports, and usually, one support teams have high bonuses. However, you lack variety and a support for any kind of situation.
[2.15]Q: What team combinations are there?
A: This is not all of them, but most. Thanks to (Dial_Laix) for the list.
Naruto / Sakura / Kakashi / Taka Sasuke / Sasuke -- Team Seven.
Naruto / Sakura / Sai / Yamato -- New Team Kakashi
Naruto / Sasuke -- ''Best Friends''
Naruto / Any Konoha 11 -- Leaf Peers
Naruto / Hinata -- Secret Lovers
Naruto / Jiraiya -- Utterly Gutsy Master and Student
Naruto / Jiraiya / Minato -- Legendary Guts
Naruto / Minato -- Parent and Child
Naruto / Pain -- Children of Prophecy
Naruto / Gaara -- Those Who Know Loneliness
Naruto / Asuma -- Ones of Wind Nature
Naruto / Killer Bee / Gaara -- Jinchuriki
Naruto / Minato / Konan / Pain -- Jiraiya's Apprentices
(All apply to Sage Naruto, except for ''Best Friends''. Instead...)
Sage Naruto / Taka Sasuke -- The Two, Grown Up
Sakura / Tsunade -- Monster Strength
Sakura / Ino -- Rivals In Love
Sakura / Ino / Karin -- Aiming For Sasuke
Sakura / Chiyo -- Powerful Tag Team
Sakura / Any Konoha 11 Except Naruto and Neji -- Leaf Chunin
Sai / Taka Sasuke / Sasuke -- All Boys
Neji / Hinata -- The Hyuuga Clan
Neji / Asuma / Kakashi / Yamato / Guy -- Leaf Jonin
Neji / Lee / Tenten / Guy -- Team Guy
Lee / Guy -- Hot-Blooded Master and Student
Shikamaru / Asuma -- Inherited Will
Shikamaru / Ino / Choji / Asuma -- Team Asuma
Shikamaru / Ino / Choji -- Ino - Shika - Cho
Shikamaru / Temari -- Chunin Exam Supervisors
Shino / Kiba / Hinata - Team Kurenai
Kakashi / Minato -- Kanabi Bridge Engineers
Kakashi / Jiraiya -- Make - Out Comrades
Kakashi / Yamato -- Team 7 Captains
Kakashi / Chiyo -- My Son's Enemy!?
Kakashi / Yamato / Guy / Jiraiya / Tsunade -- Leaf Higher - Ups
Kakashi / Guy -- Eternal Rivals
Guy / Kisame -- Odd Beast and Scourge
Jiraiya / Tsunade -- Old Friends
Jiraiya / Tsunade / Orochimaru -- The Legendary Sannin
Jiraiya / Konan / Pain -- Hidden Rain Master and Student
Tsunade / Minato -- Past Hokages
Pain / Konan - God and Angel
Pain / Any Member Of Akatsuki -- Akatsuki
Kisame / Itachi - Dangerous Characters
Kisame / Suigetsu - Seven Blades of The Mist
Itachi / Sasuke -- Siblings
Itachi / Taka Sasuke -- Brotherly Love
Itachi / Deidara -- Sublime Art
Tobi / Taka Sasuke -- The Truth of the Uchiha
Tobi / Deidara -- Junior and Senior
Kakuzu / Hidan -- Immortal Duo
Deidara / Sasori -- Artists
Sasori / Chiyo -- Grandmother and Grandchild
Sasori / Kankuro / Chiyo -- Puppet Masters
Gaara / Kankuro / Temari -- The Sand Siblings
Orochimaru / Kabuto -- Great Snake and Tactician
Orochimaru / Kabuto / Sasuke / Karin / Jugo / Suigetsu -- Orochimaru's Gang
Sasuke / Jugo / Karin / Suigetsu -- Hebi
Sasuke / Jugo -- Curse Mark
Suigetsu / Karin -- Like Cats and Dogs
Taka Sasuke / Karin / Suigetsu / Jugo -- Taka
 Story Mode Questions
[3.1]Q: What part of the plot does the game follow?
A: From the three year time gap at the beginning of Shippuden to the Pain Invasion Arc.
[3.2]Q: Can you change the difficulty?
[3.3]Q: How do I get S Rank in Boss Fights?
A: Usually, having health over 50% will be enough.
[3.4]Q: How do I start friendships with other people?
A: You have to get one heart with them. Either give them a gift (Ninjutsu Books for Men, Flowers for Women.) or you fufill their request if they have one.
[3.5]Q: How do I check my mail?
A: Go to the menu, choose the first option, and it will say “Check Mail” under the “Check Friendship Levels” option.
[3.6]Q: What are the best replies you can give?
A: Thank you to HiryuMK for the list.
1. (Good choice for the first reply)
2. (Good choice for the second reply)
3. (Good choice for the last reply)
1. Roger that!
2. You had it rough...
3. No, not yet.
1. Mm... I'm eating them, but...
2. Of course I listen to you!
3. Of course!
1. Man... Making mistakes again...
2. I wouldn't go that far.
3. Never mind strong prose!
1. Of course I want to take it!
2. Just be yourself.
3. Of course!
1. Yeah, I did!
2. Yeah, Ichiraku's the best!
3. I'll donate, too!
1. Drawing tools.
2. That should be fine.
3. Forget things...
1. The Chunin Exam 3 years ago.
2. We'll always be friends!
3. Thanks for that back then!
1. Taunt him?
2. Guys protect girls!
3. What are you talking about!?
1. Try going along with it?
2. That could be good.
3. That sounds fun!
1. Write SOMETHING, okay?
2. I've got something to write.
3. Friends are important.
1. Quit being wishy-washy!
2. What are you doing...?
3. I don't really mind.
1. What about Akamaru?
2. What about Choji?
3. Okay, what about me?
1. Yeah! I'm working hard!
2. Of course I'm waiting!!
3. It'll be fine!
1. Team 7.
2. Tenchi Bridge, Grass Village
1. No help for it...
2. Quit complaining!
3. They're all precious memories.
1. Yeah, they're tasty!
2. I think they're happy!
3. Come to think of it...
1. Puppetmasters are special.
2. Puppetmasters are amazing.
3. Can't take poison lightly.
1. Created a new bond.
2. You worked really hard!
3. I'll become Hokage!
[3.7]Q: How do I do the Friendship Events?
A: Once you got 5 Hearts with certain characters, you can start their events if you see heart icons outside of a food place.
[3.8]Q: I'm missing only a few of Tonton's Pearls, any suggestions?
A: Thanks to M1DN1T3 for the list.
1. Start from the Northern Hideout and walk back towards Konoha, you should see one along the way.
2. Check that beach looking area near the Southern Hideout.
3. Check on the Kazekage rooftop.
4. Check Mt. Myokboku
5. Hidden Rain Village (Where you fought Pain)
6. At the Akatsuki Hideout. (Near the small cliff, opposite the barrier)
Online and Misc Questions
[4.1]Q: How many people can go into a room?
[4.2]Q: What type of matches can you play?
A: Ranked and Player. Ranked has a points system. Player is just for fun.
[4.3]Q: Is there a ranking system?
A: Yes, you get battle points if you win ranked matches.
[4.4]Q: Ninja Info Cards? What are those?
A: Custom cards you can make that people see before they fight you. You can change the title and the picture.
[4.5]Q: How do I get all the titles?
A: Refer to the Trophy Guide in the FAQs section, it has all the titles and how you get them.
[4.6]Q: How do I get all the pictures?
A: Most of them, you get from the Ninja Card Shop in Story Mode. Others, you get by getting enough SP or doing certain achievements.
[4.7]Q: How do I beat spammy Deidaras?
A: Use long range supports, chakra dash in and ninja movement + kunai. Deidara is very vunerable while attacking, his short range combos are weak, his throw leaves him open and his jutsu and ougi are terrible.
[4.8]Q; How do I beat Susanno?
A: Use supports. If he’s low on health, then jutsu him while the supports keep him preoccupied. The best time to summon supports is when he’s doing his combo. Chakra backdash is very useful, so use it. If all else fails, try and substitute him. Remember, he isn't invincible, if you find an opening, attack!
[4.9]Q: What's the best way to beat SM Naruto and Minato Rasengan spammers?
A: Block. Unfortunatly, the recovery of Rasengan cannot be punished. However, if they do it from mid or long range, most character's ougis will counter it and win.
[4.10]Q: Is it me, or is the KNJ system broken?
A: Yes it is. I told you not to expect a proper fighter.
[4.11]Q: My question isn't here, what now?
A: Use the GameFaqs Search Bar function.
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