Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Announced

While not a new Ultimate Ninja Storm game, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections. (or Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections) was unveiled at Sony’s February State of Play. It aggregates material from the whole series, adding new characters and modes.

Bandai Namco claimed Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections before the end of the year that just passed. This led everyone to expect that a new game in the series would be released sometime soon. Even though it’s more of a compilation than a new game, Bandai Namco officially announced Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Links today. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections - Announcement Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games

By the middle of the February State of Play, a new video was shown confirming this. It included gameplay from every Ultimate Ninja Storm game released to date. The original, Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, and Ninja Storm 4. There was no word on whether or not Ultimate Ninja Storm: Generations will be included, but given its history of being left off of such collections, it seems doubtful.

Connections isn’t merely a rehash of old Ninja Storm levels, despite first impressions to the contrary. The clip hinted at the inclusion of new characters and confirmed that Ashura and Indra Tsutsuki will be available, which is a lovely touch. While their movements are mostly unknown to us, we did get to observe a short battle between the two.

Along with the game’s introduction, a PlayStation Blog article stated that Ashura and Indra are the “first extra ninjas.” With the promise that more would be disclosed in the future. Perhaps, this will include more characters from the Boruto series. The blog article makes a passing reference to a “new original gaming plot,” but provides no more information about it. Connections on PS5 will include 60 frames per second, a first for the series on PlayStation systems, as revealed by a post on the PlayStation Blog.

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