At the February 2023 State of Play, Bandai Namco announced Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections. This is the latest entry in the 3D fighting series. It is due out in 2023. It will also bring together segments from the previous four Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm games with it. While the State of Play announcement only mentioned PS4 and PS5 releases, Bandai Namco confirmed it will come to the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, and PC as well.
The first trailer showed a number of familiar faces throughout the Naruto storyline. Returning characters all returned to fight, with important moments from the Naruto Shippuden storyline coming up throughout. At the end of the trailer, it also noted new ninjas will appear. The description for the trailer also noted that over 124 playable characters will appear.
We already had some idea this was coming. In Europe, Bandai Namco trademarked “Ultimate Ninja Storm Connection“ back in November 2022.
The Ultimate Ninja Storm series first started out in 2008 on the PS3. CyberConnect2’s always handled the series. The most recent entry was Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, which showed up in 2016 on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Each one features lots of allies and enemies, with both campaigns that recreate important parts from the show as well as versus modes that grant the ability to fight other players.
Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections will appear on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, and PC in 2023.