At the official State of Play broadcast, Bandai Namco announced that Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in 2023. In a separate trailer, the developer also confirmed that the game will also be arriving in Xbox Series X |S, XboxOne, and Switch.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Naruto series of games, this collection combines and re-edits the selected scenes from the four Ultimate Ninja Storm games, together with a new original story. The version also plans to brush up graphics as much as possible, with next-gen consoles running the game at 60 FPS, making it a must for players who have already experienced the series in the post.
With 124 ninjas from past series to select from, this will contain the biggest roster of the series yet. In addition, brand-new characters will be exclusively added to this version, with Ashura Otsuki and Indra Otsuki making an appearance in the latest trailer.
▍ Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Trailer
▍ Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections New Characters
■ Asura Ōtsutsuki – CV: Ōki Sugiyama
The younger son of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki. Though not the obvious choice to most, he would go on to inherit his father’s teachings, and as a result, would have to clash bitterly against his elder brother Indra. Asura is also credited with being the progenitor of both the Senju and Uzumaki clans.
■ Indra Ōtsutsuki – CV: Takashi Kondō
The first born son of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki. He was initially thought to be the most suitable successor of his father’s teachings, however, it was his younger brother Asura that ended up inheriting this mantle — a decision that would lead the two brothers to fight against each other. Indra is also credited with being the creator of ninjutsu, and the progenitor of the Uchiha clan.
▍ About Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm
The Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series of games all belong to the fighting game genre and are developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Namco Bandai Games. The first game of the series was initially released as an exclusive for the PlayStation 3 in North America, Europe, and Australia in November 2008 and in Japan on January 15, 2009.
The series illustrates Naruto’s story with anime shots and game battles that you can relive. There are a total of six games under the series, and currently, the latest of the series is Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, which is currently available on PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. A trilogy pack containing the first three games is also available on Nintendo Switch.