Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Game Launches in West on August 31
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed on Tuesday that its Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker game will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in the Americas, Europe, and Southeast Asia on August 31. The company also began streaming a new trailer for the game that reveals the new characters Gaara and Deidara.
The trailer also previews the Flag Battle, Base Battle, and Combat Battle modes. Players will be able to customize their avatars with costumes, weapons, and accessories. Gameplay will require an online connection.
The Uzumaki Edition of the game for PS4 or Xbox One, which will be available in Europe and Southeast Asia, will include a season pass and figures of Naruto and Boruto. The season pass will include nine DLC packs and the "Great Sages of the Mount Myouboku" accessory. People who pre-order the game will receive the “Naruto 7th Hokage” costume and early access to the Master character Pain.
Bandai Namco Entertainment America describes the game:
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is a high-speed four vs. four multiplayer title that encourages cooperative play through the use of character-specific roles. Characters are split up into four roles: Attack, Ranged, Defense, and Heal. Teams that utilize these four types of characters will be formidable opponents on the battlefield.
The game will launch in Japan for PlayStation 4 on August 30.
Soleil, a subsidiary of Valhalla Game Studios, is developing the game. Weekly Shonen Jump magazine describes the game as an "acrobatic ninja battle" game. The game will have an online component, and players can form four-person cells in multiplayer to fight against another four-person cell for a total of eight players.
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