Bandai Namco and developer CyberConnect2 revealed at today’s Anime Expo 2023 a Special Story Mode trailer for their upcoming game Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections. The story mode is also featuring two game’s original characters, Nanashi and Merz, as it follows the original story of Boruto, who must prevent the start of the fifth great ninja war.
Nanashi is a navigator from the popular online game Ninja Heroes, and Merz, on the other hand, is a mysterious man planning to start a war. These characters play key roles in the storyline of the Special Story Mode. Revolving around Boruto and the events that unfold when he meets Nanashi, their encounter will finally lead to a conflict that eventually engulfs the entire Shinobi World. The mode hints at an unexpected turn of events, as Naruto is seen attacking Sasuke in the unveiled trailer.
More details about the game, including its release date, are expected to be revealed at a later date.
▍Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Special Story Mode & Original Characters
■ Special Story Mode Overview
Naruto attacking Sasuke? What happened between them? Is Boruto able to stop the crisis of the Fifth Great Ninja War?
■ Original New Characters
The game-original characters hold the key to the story!
Nanashi – A navigator from the popular online game “Ninja Heroes.”
Merz – A mysterious man who plans to start a war…
▍About Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections
Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections is an upcoming fighting game that will claim the title of the game with the largest roster in the history of the Naruto franchise, with over 124 ninjas, featuring not only new additions from Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, but also legendary shinobi such as Asura and Indra Ōtsutsuki.
The game build on the franchise’s success, offering enhanced graphics resembling the anime, dynamic battles, and support for up to 60 fps on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.