Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy, a compilation of all four previous Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm titles, will be available for purchase on August 25, 2017, according to a press release from Bandai Namco Entertainment.
Anime & manga fans alike will have at least a casual knowledge of Naruto, the manga by Masashi Kishimoto that tells the tale of a world full of magical ninjas. Spanning 700 manga chapters, 720 episodes between two anime series, and 11 movies, Naruto tells the tale of the titular blond-haired ninja who is embroiled in various conflicts all over the land. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm is a series of fighting games that allow gamers to pit some of the most popular ninja characters against one another using their various magical techniques.
This won't be a simple compilation of the games; the first three games have been remastered and this is the first time that they will be available for the current generation of consoles. It will, of course, also include the most recent game Road To Boruto which we reviewed in early March 2017. Customers purchasing the game for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One at select locations will also receive an exclusive Steelbook case, a Naruto art book, and bonus Naruto anime.
If you're a fan of Naruto but you don't have much interest in this particular style of fighting games, another option is on the horizon: Naruto To Boruto: Shinobi Striker will be releasing in the West sometime in early 2018. As for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy, you'll be able to get it on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and on Steam for PC on August 25, 2017, for the price of $79.99 or your regional equivalent in the Americas (excluding Brazil). A digital-only version will be available for $69.99.
What do you think of the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm games? Did you enjoy them enough that you would seriously consider purchasing this compilation of all four titles? Where do you hope to see the Naruto franchise go in the future? Let us know in the comments below!