‘Naruto Shippuden’ Gameplay, Game Features, News & Update: Bandai Namco to Release ‘Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto’ in North America!

By Arianne Gift , Updated Nov 10, 2016 06:01 AM EST

"Naruto Shippuden" fans are rejoicing in unison as Bandai Namco recently confirmed the physical release of "Road to Boruto," the expansion of "Ultimate Ninja Storm 4," for North America. Scenes from the game revolve around Uzumaki Boruto's adventures, as seen on "Boruto: Naruto the Movie."

The announcement follows the previously confirmed release as a physical product in Japan and Europe. Apart from the new story mode, "Road to Boruto" will be adding new characters for both online and offline Free Battle Modes. "Naruto Shippuden" lead characters Uzumaki Naruto and Uchiha Sasuke will showcase new fighting styles as well, in their Hokage Naruto and Adult Sasuke garb.

Despite being the last game in the series, "Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4" managed to sell more than a million copies globally. A big chunk of the purchases was made by European and American "Naruto Shippuden" fans - an implication that the attempt to reboot the original manga and anime is a success, so far.

While not all had a considerably welcoming response to "Boruto," the apprehensions regarding "Naruto" new theme paved way for a new generation of fans. On the other hand, veterans of "Naruto Shippuden" have mixed views about the expansion. What's interesting to note, however, is the fact there are a lot more things to watch out for, including "Road to Boruto" gameplay innovations. The aftermath still remains questionable but Bandai Namco remains optimistic.

Things get better for "Naruto Shippuden" loyalists - "Road to Boruto" is available for only $19.99. A bundled version is also up for grabs, which includes the standalone physical release of the expansion and the main game itself, available on Xbox One and PS4 for $49.99.

In the meantime, what's left for "Naruto Shippuden" gamers is to wait for 2017. "Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto" will be available next year, February 3, for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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