It looks like the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm series is finally coming to an end; CyberConnect2 CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama (seen with the awesome Naruto t-shirt in the photo below) announced during a press conference at the Bandai-Namco Mirai-Kenkyusho building on Wednesday that Road to Boruto–the upgrade to the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 game–will be the final installment in the long-running series of games inspired by Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto manga.
The game will allow players to relive the events of the Boruto: Naruto the Movie film that premiered last year, including the fight between Sasuke and Kinshiki. The events that appear in the film will be rearranged for the game to keep things fresh even for those who have seen the movie. Aside from the main storyline, a new series of sub-events are planned to be included in the game. According to Matsuyama, this will keep players playing the game for an extended period of time. Many new characters will be added to the roster, although they haven’t been announced at the current time.
A physical pack containing the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 game, all three released DLC packs for the game, and the Road to Boruto add-on will be released for the price of USD $49.99. For those who have already purchased Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, the Boruto add-on will be available for stand-alone download for the price of USD $19.99. The game will be available with English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Korean text, as well as with English, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese voice tracks.
The expansion will be released in Japan for the PlayStation 4 only in Japan on February 2, 2017. It is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4, PC via Steam, and Xbox One in other territories on February 3.
Naruto Shippuden is currently available to watch for free on Crunchyroll with English subtitles, and Viz Media publishes the series on home video in North America and also streams the series on their website.