Bandai Namco and developer CyberConnect2 have announced the release date of Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections, which is scheduled for November 16 in Japan and November 17 worldwide for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Details for the PC launch via Steam will be disclosed at a later date.
Celebrating the Naruto series’ 20th anniversary, the fighting game allows players to relive the story of Naruto and Sasuke through some of their most memorable fights. With the largest roster yet in an Ultimate Ninja Storm game, it also houses more than 130 characters, including three newly announced members from the Kara organization: Boro, Delta, and Koji Kashin.
For the first time in the Naruto game series, French and German voice-overs will be included, with the official anime cast reprising their roles. Players can also look forward to an action-packed release date trailer featuring the newly unveiled fighters.
▍Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Release Date Trailer
▍Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Newly Announced Playable Characters
■ Koji Kashin
▍Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Pre-orders and Editions
Every pre-order of Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections will come with three exclusive costumes, the TV Anime 20th Anniversary costumes for characters Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha, and Naruto Uzumaki’s Final Battle costume.
Additionally, players who have purchased Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker will receive bonus items, which include a Nanashi T-Shirt, a Merz Style costume, and Merz’s hair. Players must own both games on the same platform to unlock these exclusive items.
Pre-orders for a variety of editions are now available. In the Digital Version, the Standard Edition, priced at USD $59.99, includes the base game; the Deluxe Edition, priced at USD $84.99, will provide players with the base game, the Season Pass, and an exclusive “Maskless” costume for Kakashi.
The Season Pass will add five new playable characters after the game’s launch and will feature an exclusive costume for Naruto Uzumaki, Great Ninja War: End.
The Ultimate Edition, priced at USD $94.99, is tailored for die-hard fans, offering five new costumes, and two accessory costumes, and featuring all the content in the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Physical Editions include: The Collector’s Edition, along with the base game and steelbook case, grants fans a special Collector’s Box, a collectible inlay, and an exclusive Naruto and Sasuke figurine set, which is themed after the TV Anime’s 20th anniversary.
By opting for the Premium Collector’s Edition, players will obtain all bonuses from the Digital Deluxe, Ultimate Edition, and Collector’s Edition. Players will also receive six physical collectible cards and a unique scroll that features original artwork of all the fighters in the game, created exclusively for the game by Studio Pierrot, the studio behind the anime series.
▍Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Gameplay
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.
From the formation of Team 7 to the Fourth Great Ninja War, Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections promises an immersive experience, highlighting key Naruto story arcs with cinematic fights and true-to-anime visuals. An all-new control style will make it accessible for newcomers, while 3v3 team-based combat and powerful Jutsus will appeal to longtime fans. The game also includes a unique in-game story where Boruto must prevent the threat of the Fifth Great Ninja War.