The release date of Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 was subject to much speculation and clouded by guesswork as retail websites like Best Buy and Amazon mentioned a typical 31 December 2015 place folder release date which is unlikely to be true. Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 might be coming out sooner than you think. According to UK retail website game.co.uk the game has a supposed release date of September 2015. Even though it does not provide an exact date, the month aligns with previous releases which were made in fall like Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution which also came in September and is the most recent release. Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 1 came in November 2008 and Storm 2 in October 2010 following a descending pattern and it is highly likely Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 will too.
The latest game will feature a brand new battle system and is likely to feature the biggest character roster in the series. Characters like Jinchuriki Obito, Jinchuriki Madara and Zetsu-Obito have already been confirmed by recent issues of the Shonen Jump magazine. The game introduces a dynamic Ultimate Jutsu System which changes with decreases in health and secondary modes. The game also features new particle effects like sparks flying when opponents are hit or collided with. It includes wall climbing which was introduced with Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm, but was not seen in recent releases.
The game is only being made for current generation consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One and is not limited by development for previous generation consoles like PS3 and Xbox 360 hence developers are likely to take advantage of this freedom and utilise the full potential of the new consoles. The game brings back the popular boss battles along with a leader-swap system which allows players to switch their playable character with their support characters during battle.
Hiroshi Matsuyama, President and CEO of CyberConnect2, in a talk with J. Kartje, Community Manager at Bandai Namco Games, discussed improvements to online mode, adjustments to guard break and counter-attack features for improved balance and the ability to use Ultimate Jutsu, Awakening, and Drive types in a single match.
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