Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Massive New Details Announced by Bandai Namco; North American Release Confirmed in Fall
Massive new details on Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 new features, movie integration and release date are recently announcd.
CyberConnect2's very own CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama has discussed leadership change system, online and story mode as well as Hyuga Hanabi's big role including release date in both North America and Japan that was first reported by Gematsu.
Leader Change System, Online and Story Mode Discussed
As to new features, Matsuyama stated, "Including free battles, this time around we're going to renew the battle system. We've constantly made improvements, but this time, the biggest change out of all was made to the Leader Change system."
"Up until now, the team was comprised of the main and two other supports, but now each one of them is playable and can fight fluidly... with the Leader Change system. To add, each of them can use Ultimate Jutsu and Awakenings, so it'll be a very robust and extravagant feature."
"And another thing - Story Mode. I'm always asked whether there's going to be a boss battle and my answer to that this time - yes! With the manga series finished, I'm planning to showcase up until the climax of the series with a level of super-animation unlike never before, so please do look forward to it!"
"Third is the online mode. I can't go into details yet, but we're coming up with features to extend the longevity of the game even after clearing the game, so please do look forward to it."
The Last: Naruto the Movie Integration and Hyuga Hanabi's Big Role
It's been previously reported that Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 features an extensive cast including older versions of the Last: Naruto the Movie characters and 3 fighters of the Minata's team.
"I've expressed that Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, and Hinata will make an appearance from the movie, but this time, Hinata's younger sister, Hyuga Hanabi, will take the stage, and like in the original series, she inherited the powers from the main line of the Hyuga clan, so she's more gifted than Hinata. So we're planning to use her smaller stature to maker her into a character that can move in spurts, is speedy, and able to unleash quick, Gentle Fist moves."
"And one other thing, we announced a number of new Combination Ultimate Jutsus that received positive feedback from the last game, so this time, if you team Naruto and Sasuke from The Last, they can unleash their very own Combination Ultimate Jutsu, so I'm looking forward to everyone giving them a try.
"Well I think I speak for us all here, but November 10 of last year marked the end to the Naruto manga series. We're saddened by this, just like everyone else. But still, even after that, there's going to be the movie,
The Last, and from April in Japan, a spin-off manga is going to launch, and in summer, Naruto's son, Bolt, is going to appear in a movie all in the name of bringing in a new generation.So even if the manga series has ended, it still feels like Naruto is still continuing to expand its world. So with that said, together with everyone's support, we want to help promote and have fun with Naruto through our game, as well. Storm 4 is planned for release this fall. I'm looking forward to your support."
There you have, folks! Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 release date to Xbox One, PS4, and PC is confirmed for North America and Japan this coming Fall. Are you excited?