Naruto Storm 4: Developer Interview on New Features

President and CEO of Naruto Storm 4 developer CyberConnect2, Hiroshi Matsuyama, was in the United States just a few weeks ago where he talked to Bandai Namco Entertainment’s community manager J.Kartje about the latest ninja fighter! Matsuyama-san shares what we’ve learned about the game these past few months with an ultimate ninja passion! This includes:

  • The story mode will have events until the end of the manga and The Last: Naruto the Movie.
  • The game will be for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. No PS3 or Xbox 360.
  • Naruto Storm 4 will have giant boss battles, such as the Ten Tails vs Team 7.
  • The return of the battle system we love, allowing players to use Ultimate Jutsu, Awakening, and Drive types moves in a single match!
  • A new leader change system, where players can switch their playable character with a support mid-battle.
  • Implement brand new combination ultimate jutsu that focus on teams found in the original story.
  • The guard break and counterattack features will be adjusted for better balance.
  • Hanabi Hyuga is a new playable character in the Storm series. She will be fast and have quick gentle fist attacks.
  • Online mode will be improved to increase longevity. Details will be revealed in the future.

We might have missed it in the interview, but one other feature Naruto Storm 4 will have, that has been revealed anyways, is wall fighting. This is a feature where characters can battle while on the wall and it was originally in the first Naruto Storm, but removed in its sequels. From our understanding, Naruto Storm 4’s wall fighting, however, will be much improved from the original. You can take a look at examples of wall fighting from the first Naruto Storm over on this page.

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is the final game in the Storm series. It will feature the most realistic graphics ever seen in the Storm series with a 1080p resolution. The game is in development by CyberConnect2 and will be published by Bandai Namco Entertainment worldwide in the Fall of 2015 for the Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and PC/Steam.