Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Game Adds Itachi as 26th DLC Character
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Itachi (Edo Tensei form) will be the 26th DLC character for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker game.
The character will arrive in the game "soon," and will be the third character in the game's fourth season pass. The season pass will have a total of five new characters and will focus on the theme of "regeneration." The first new character in the fourth season pass is Sakura Haruno from the Great Ninja War, and the second character is Nagato (Edo Tensei form).
The game's third season pass includes: Kakashi Hatake (with both eyes Sharingan), Neji Hyūga, Shisui Uchiha, Naruto Uzumaki (Last Battle), and Boruto Uzumaki (Karma Form).
The game's second season pass includes: Zabuza Momochi, Haku, Ohnoki, Killer Bee, Sasuke Uchiha (from Boruto), Ino Yamanaka, Might Guy, Mei Terumi, and Naruto Uzumaki (as the Seventh Hokage in the Boruto anime and manga).
The game's first season pass includes nine DLC packs and the "Great Sages of the Mount Myouboku" accessory. Playble DLC characters include Jiraiya, Sarutobi, Orochimaru, the fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze, the second Hokage Tobirama Senju, the first Hokage Hashirama Senju, Tsunade, Obito Uchiha, and Madara Uchiha.
Bandai Namco Entertainment released the game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in the Americas, Europe, and Southeast Asia in August 2018. The game launched in Japan for PlayStation 4 in August 2018.
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.
Game Jikkyousha Wakuwaku Band perform the game's theme song "Signal."
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 42
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