It took a while, but we finally learned a few more details about the upcoming Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. While details on the game’s story and roster are still slim, we do know that there will be character classes. Each character will have a specific class to use in these four-on-four battles, which should make them feel more unique.
The focus on character classes is likely due to the game’s multiplayer aspects, which has been widely hyped for fans. Gematsu has confirmed that characters can be mixed and matched, to see which is the best possible team to use. With a unique Mission Mode and Versus Mode also confirmed, this game could be an interesting multiplayer experience.
A Classy Game
Characters will have four types of classes or styles in Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, to add some variety. The classes/styles confirmed for the game thus far are: Attack, Defend, Shoot and Heal, which seem a bit basic. Given how each member in the series has a unique role in their team, these classes/styles should be interesting.
Naruto is a pretty aggressive character, so he will likely be in the category, while Sakura is obviously a healer. It’s harder to predict who will be in the Shoot and Defend category, since the series’ cast is so diverse. More details should be revealed in the near future, though the game looks to be scheduled for a 2018 release.
Way of the Ninja
All of these character classes in Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker should lead to some fun and challenging missions. Mission Mode will have plenty of variety, with escort, exploration and other kinds of objectives confirmed for the game. Versus Mode should be intense, since it’s no longer one-on-one like the Ultimate Ninja Storm games that came before it.
Since the game is called Naruto to Boruto, we can expect a wide variety of characters to be in it. A few favorites from Naruto Shippuden have already been confirmed, so here’s hoping for more Boruto characters in the title. Boruto wasn’t represented well in the Road to Boruto expansion of Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, so that needs to change.
Currently, there is no official release date for Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. Bandai Namco have confirmed that the title is coming to PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC. In the meantime, fans have the Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy collection to look forward to this Fall.