I’ve said this countless times but some things truly never die, and one of them just so happens to be Masashi Kishimoto’s Shonen great Naruto. Despite the fact that the Manga ended quite some time ago, and the Anime is on it’s way out, people can’t seem to get enough of Naruto, and I totally understand why; it’s a pretty damn good series, despite it’s tendency to become too much of itself, but only in later story arcs…somebody stop me before I inject more personal bias into this article.
The latest Naruto video game to be released was Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, also known as Naruto SUN Storm 4. This game, like it’s predecessors, came packed to the rafters with newly-added characters, story arcs, gameplay developments, and superior graphics, but the one thing it was missing was something many fans of the series truly hoped would be featured; Boruto. Now, before you begin attacking me; Boruto and Sarada were indeed released as playable DLC characters later on in the game’s early life, but that was pretty much it.
Bandai Namco Entertainment have just revealed that they will be releasing a huge expansion for the game in February of next year titled “Road To Boruto“, which will not only feature the aforementioned Boruto-specific characters BUT a detailed story mode that will follow the events of the film Boruto: Naruto The Movie. The Bandai Namco Entertainment press release that was sent to us here at SnapThirty mentioned that “ROAD TO BORUTO will also include new playable characters for both offline and online Free Battle Mode including Boruto Uzumaki and Sarada Uchiha” which, in my humble opinion, insinuates that there will be more than just the Uzumaki and Uchiha offspring playable in the upcoming expansion, at least…that’s my hope.
The “Road To Boruto” expansion will be available for the PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC in North America, Europe, the Middle-East, Africa and Australasia on the 3rd of February, 2017. Whilst there’s still quite a while to wait for what is looking to be a great addition to an already fantastic game, at least you know that it’s on it’s way.