Publisher Bandai Namco Games have officially announced Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is currently in production and will be releasing in North America and European regions in 2015 following the Japanese release, which is only releasing on the PS4. Additionally, the game itself will be releasing on the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One outside of Japan.
The early announcement of the game in Japan reveals that Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 will be releasing exclusively to the PlayStation 4. This is only for Japanese gamers as it will also release on the Xbox One and PC, via Steam, outside of the terrortory. This will be the first tiled in the series to be on the new generation of consoles and the third game on PC, following Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst and Ninja Storm Revolution. The game will once again be developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Bandai Namco Games.
Here is the box art for the game across the PS4, X1 and PC:
The game itself will cover the final arcs of the Naruto Shippuden anime, after the conclusion of the third canonical game ending at Itachi and Sasuke Uchiha’s fight with Kabuto. There will be bigger and bolder fights as the stakes become astronomically high in the final moments of the Naruto series. And with the additional power of the new systems the animated scenes will be recreated beautifully in full 1080p quality with the series’ trademark visual style, evoking the feel of the anime. Two new screenshots of the game were also released showcasing the new graphics, featuring the two legendary shinobi battling it out in their prime.
And the character models of the two main characters of the franchise and upcoming game, being on the cover, was also revealed.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 will be the fifth game in the Ultimate Ninja Storm series and will be a direct sequel to Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. The games are 3D arena fighting games, and are developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Namco Bandai Games. The games are based on the anime adaptations (Naruto and Naruto Shippuden) of Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto manga series. The manga began in 1999 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, where to date a total of 69 volumes have released. Since its debut the manga has sold over 130 million copies in Japan alone. Both anime series were produced by Studio Pierrot. Additionally, a total of 9 anime films have released to date and numerous OVAs and specials. The latest game in the Ultimate Ninja Storm series is Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, a spinoff that released earlier in the year.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 will be released on the PlayStation 4, on PC via Steam, and on the Xbox One in North America and European regions in 2015. The game will be releasing exclusively on the PlayStation 4 in Japan.