Now that the Ultimate Ninja Storm series is over, there’s a lot of curiosity surrounding Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. Shifting the focus from one-on-one fights to team battles is an interesting move to make, especially with a new developer. While that fighting game series might be over, the new game could learn a thing or two from it.
One of the major appeals for the Ninja Storm series was the over-the-top finishers that each character had in the game. Naruto might start with a Rasenshuriken, but later forms of the character can have a million clones doing a Rasengan. Sasuke can summon lightning bolts that look like Dragons or enormous beings with giant swords and crazy attacks.
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker should follow up on this, with more crazy moves and cool techniques to use. We’ve already seen some of the moves in the game’s trailer, so it looks like this series tradition will continue. Even Kurama was shown at the end of the trailer, so we can expect to see even more madness in the game.
A Lengthy Campaign
The Ultimate Ninja Storm series had great single-player campaigns, detailing the story of Naruto’s journey from Ninja to Hokage. It’s not clear if we will get something similar in Shinobi Striker, but the title will need something just as good. Fans might not need to replay the story, but having a compelling situation that draws players in is needed.
An original story would be interesting, though most fans might dismiss it as non-canon, fan service, or something similar. That being said, if Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker has plenty of intense battles, gamers should be pleased with the final product. Massive multiplayer battles is new to the Naruto series, so the reactions to this game should be really interesting in the end.
Another reason fans loved the Ninja Storm series was the way it took some liberties and made the battles even better than the anime. Naruto and Sakura’s bell test against Kakashi in Ninja Storm 2 was much better than the one in the anime or manga. Ninja Storm 4 also had an excellent climax, with Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura riding their gigantic beasts as they took on Madara and Obito.
While fans still want the basic story told, telling it in a unique manner is still a good way to keep the game entertaining. Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker has no release date yet, but it should be a fun title when it eventually comes to PS4, Xbox One and PC.