Everything you need to know about Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Xbox One, PS4, PC
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is an upcoming action fighting video game that is currently being developed by series developer CyberConnect. It has been working on the series since its inception on the PlayStation 2 when they released Naruto: Ultimate Ninja on October 23rd of 2003.
The game is set to be published by Bandai Namco, who have been with the series since its creation. This is set to be the first game in the long running series that will be launched on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, thus marking the series first steps onto the 8th generation of consoles. Alongside the console build of the game, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 will also be launching on PC.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is the final title in the long running series of Naruto fighting titles that started in 2003 on the PlayStation 2.
Since then, gaming demographics have shifted and the available hardware that games are played on has become much more powerful. It’s because of the increase in the popularity of the 8th generation consoles that the President and CEO of CyberConnect, Hiroshi Matsuyama, made the decision that the game will be developed solely for the Xbox One and PS4.
The development team is said to have taken on feedback from the devoted fans from within the Naruto gaming community. This feedback was used to implement more story elements into the game so that the jump from fight to fight less jarring.
Unlike the other games in the series that have come before it, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is being developed around a core design philosophy that focuses on giving the game longevity.
With the idea of making the game last as long as possible, new gameplay mechanics are being introduced by way of a set of new combat mechanics that have been developed from the ground up exclusively for this game. While there isn’t a lot of information available regarding these new mechanics, they said to have opened up new avenues of strategy for the player.
Not only that, but the games internal combat and damage systems have been reworked and reimplemented in the game to make it feel fresh and new.
The game is going to have a relatively large roster of characters and will recreate the Fourth Great Ninja War, the final arc of the series that sees Allied Shinobi Forces taking on Akatsuki.
At the time of writing, there are no official details available as to what events of the Fourth Great Ninja War will feature in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. It is expected that several key battles, including the battle between Uchiha Madara and the Five Kage, will be included.
Gameplay is unlikely to change from the established format, but we do know that the developers have been changing the games’ core mechanics to allow for the better implementation of strategic choices..
The games core consists of PvP and PvE conflicts that are set in the Naruto universe with each player taking control of an established character. Combat ensues in the usual format of one on one battles with players inputting button combinations to perform different attacks and special attacks that take the form of the respective Jutsu or abilities of the fighter.
On top of this, the games internal systems that handle damage calculation have been reworked. It’s not yet known how this will affect overall damage output by characters, combos and match length.
The roster is expected to be the same as the one that appeared in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 with several new additions based on events in the final story arc. That roster numbered a total of 80 playable characters and 7 supporting characters. The roster of Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is said to be the “most impressive” cast yet. The character roster is going to include the “latest character appearances from the manga” and a number of characters from The Last: Naruto The Movie.
At this time, the official roster of characters has not yet been revealed, but as mentioned above it is going to be the “most impressive” yet. The addition of The Last: Naruto The Movie characters means that several grown up versions of famous characters (like Uchiha Sasuke and Uzumaki Naruto) will be featured.
Note: This wiki will be updated once we have more information about the game.