The release date for the next entry in the ninja-brawling series is fast approaching, so enjoy this offering of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 screenshots!

And as you can see, there are more screenshots here than there are ninjas in your room right now (there are about five standing behind you). There's so much action happening in the fights that you can hardly tell who's who, unless you're very well-versed in the Naruto universe and can identify characters based on color scheme alone.

The battles look fast, deadly, and absolutely gorgeous. The graphics really make the game look like the anime just came to life on your TV. Even the free-roaming segments that show Naruto schlepping around town look beautiful, especially the way the shadows fall and create a subdued, peaceful atmosphere.

But let's get real, you're in it for the fights! Check out the screenshots below and let us know what you think about this game! Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will be out  on March 5th, 2013. And as it was announced in the Jinchuriki trailer, early pre-orders will get Day 1 Special Edition upgrades with all kinds of goodies.