Bandai Namco recently made an electrifying announcement at Anime Expo 2023, unveiling the fifth addition to the Ultimate Ninja STORM game series: Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections.
According to a Bandai representative, this fifth installment is poised to take fans on an exhilarating journey through an all-new story mode, exclusively crafted for the game.
What to expect from Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections?
- Though we don’t have a release date yet, the Naruto x Boruto Storm Connections game will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PC, PS4, and Switch.
- The trailer hints at an intense rematch for the most iconic fights in Naruto’s history: Naruto vs. Sasuke at Valley of the End.
- The official website further teases that, “For the first time in one game, relive selected scenes from Naruto’s childhood until his final battle with Sasuke through anime scenes and in-game battles.” It’s a chance to immerse ourselves in the pivotal moments that shaped Naruto’s destiny.
As the trailer unfolds, we also catch a glimpse of an imminent threat and the looming possibility of a Fifth Great Ninja War. There’s also the red susanoo that Bandai promised fans earlier this year, but it surprisingly does not belong to any of the known Uchiha.
Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Story Mode adds more playable characters to the game!
But that’s not all! Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections is set to boast the largest roster of playable characters ever seen in an Ultimate Ninja STORM game.
- Prepare to unleash the power of the Otsutsuki clan as the legendary brothers Ashura and Indra join the fray. These additions open up a world of possibilities, promising thrilling encounters and dynamic gameplay.
- Earlier this year, Bandai also had fans buzzing with the revelation of three karma seal users making their debut in Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections: Boruto Uzumaki (Karma Mode), Kawaki (Karma Mode), and Jigen (Karma Mode).
- Additionally, two game-exclusive characters, Merz and Nanashi, are set to make their grand entrance, shrouded in mystery and adding an extra layer of excitement to the already impressive lineup.
How will Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections be different from the other STORM series?
When Bandai first unveiled Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections during Sony’s February State of Play, it wasn’t met with universal acclaim.
Some fans expressed their disappointment, hoping for a completely fresh gaming experience rather than what appeared to be a repackaged version of the previous four STORM games. The initial backlash cast a shadow of uncertainty over the upcoming release.
- However, since that initial announcement, Bandai has been steadily revealing more details about the game, and fans have begun to warm up to the concept.
- One of the key factors swaying opinions has been the inclusion of highly-requested characters like Baryon Mode Naruto, as well as Boruto and Kawaki in their Karma modes. These additions have ignited excitement within the fandom, appeasing some of the initial concerns and sparking renewed interest in the game.
- Furthermore, reports from various hands-on impressions at different events have shed light on significant changes to the battle mechanics since Storm 4. The prospect of experiencing fresh gameplay mechanics has breathed new life into the franchise, assuaging doubts and garnering positive reactions from the community.
While it may be too early to form a definitive judgment on the game, the recently released trailer showcases a visually stunning and action-packed experience. The promising glimpses offered within the trailer have instilled hope in fans that Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections will deliver an engaging and enjoyable adventure. But ultimately, only time will tell whether the game lives up to our expectations.
Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections is poised to be a landmark entry in the series, offering an unparalleled adventure that fans won’t want to miss.
With its captivating story mode, expanded character roster, and thrilling gameplay, this game is primed to capture the hearts of both long-time fans and newcomers alike. So, ready your kunai, hone your jutsu, and prepare for the ultimate ninja storm that awaits in this epic gaming experience.