Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto Includes Boruto Film's Naruto, Sasuke
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 49th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is confirming on Monday that Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto, Bandai Namco Entertainment's upcoming expansion for the Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 game, will add Naruto and Sasuke — as their powered-up versions from the Boruto -Naruto the Movie- anime film.
While DLC in the earlier game had included the appearance of the characters as costumes, the new expansion will feature the characters with brand-new fighting techniques.
Bandai Namco Entertainment previously streamed a commercial for the expansion in September. Both Naruto and Sasuke appear in the video with Boruto and other characters.
The Japanese version of the expansion will only be available for the PS4. The Road to Boruto expansion in Japan will be offered in a physical release, a digital download release, and a DLC expansion release. The physical and download release will contain the full Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 game, including all the previous three DLC releases for the main game, as well as the Road to Boruto expansion. The DLC expansion release is intended for players who already own the original game, and only wish to get the content of the new expansion. Players of all versions will be able to transfer their save files to the new expansion.
All releases in Japan will also include a first-print limited edition downloadable soundtrack for both the original game and the expansion, downloadable from February 2 to March 1. The physical release of the expansion will have a reversible box cover.
All versions are slated for release in Japan on February 2. The physical and digital download release will cost 6,800 yen (about US$66) each, while the DLC expansion only will cost 2,411 yen (US$23).
The expansion will allow players to play through the story of the Boruto manga and Boruto: Naruto the Movie, including the Sasuke vs. Kinshiki fight, and players will also be able to explore new areas of the Hidden Leaf Villiage.
Bandai Namco Entertainment will release the game in North America and Europe on February 3. The release will come with 13 language options for the PlayStation 4, PC via Steam, and Xbox One. The release will have four dubbed voice tracks — Japanese, English, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish — as well as multiple subtitle options such as English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese. Russian, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Arabic.
Viz Media released Boruto: Naruto the Movie with English subtitles in American theaters, but it has yet to release an English dub or announce the cast for the new characters such as Boruto himself.