The NARUTO Ultimate Ninja Storm franchise has brought intense battles to generations of consoles. The NARUTO storm games for the Playstation 3 and 4 allowed for movement in all directions. This was done by building upon the 2D stages of the early 2000s; as a result, it enhanced an already great concept with new and improved hardware. Fans were able to fire off techniques like never before, initiating the demand for more games like it.
For those unfamiliar with the video games (or the series as a whole), NARUTO revolves around the life of the ninja, Naruto Uzumaki. He is a ninja that grows up with a powerful, yet vicious, fox spirit sealed within him. Therefore, he is forced to fight for the acceptance of his village. Naruto becomes one of the strongest ninjas through this hardship. There’s plenty more to NARUTO and I would recommend you dive into that universe if you haven’t already.
Almost continuous NARUTO video games have led to hundreds of hours of gameplay. Each game has unique boss battles, mechanics, game modes, and costumes. With each new release, one of the most common requests from fans is a way to experience the older NARUTO Storm games on new generation consoles. Finally, that wish is being granted.
The Exciting New Release
This week, Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed that both Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC/Steam on August 25, 2017. The older games have been completely remastered and improved to 1080p for superb gameplay. Additionally, Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy will be sold as a physical unit that includes the game disc, a steel book with a picture of four different forms of Naruto, a BORUTO anime special disc, an art book, and the disc for Naruto Storm 4. Check out the official tweet below:
NARUTO S:UNS LEGACY is coming August 25th on PS4, XB1 and PC. The physical PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will include bonuses! pic.twitter.com/6KyXHwQYtR
— Naruto VideoGames (@Narutovideogame) July 4, 2017
NARUTO Ultimate Ninja Storm and More
The release of game bundles such as this is a great sign for longtime fans. This isn’t the only news for NARUTO video games. NARUTO Shinobi Striker is looming on the horizon and a popular smartphone app is out there. Games on more devices mean NARUTO plays both from the couch and the pocket. With sequel anime BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS airing weekly, there is hope for more games and subsequent bundle releases. One thing is for sure; the hilarious antics and incredible battles of the NARUTO universe are far from over. Now the creators just need to let one of the most popular anime grow to incredible new heights.
Featured image from Narutovideogame. All other images screenshotted from Crunchyroll.