Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is the latest iteration in the Naruto fighting games genre, from the developers over at Soleil, a team known only for their previous games, RockShot and Devil’s Third. The game is set for release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on the 30th August, with beta taking place between now and then. In Shinobi Striker, the player takes control of one of their favorite shinobi and then must take them into battle to control a point!
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The Multiplayer Aspect of the Game
As of the time of writing, Shinobi Striker is a PvP only affair and does not have any sort of campaign or story attached to it, at least for the time being. Whether the developers intend to add some sort of story to the game in the future currently remains to be seen.
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Characters
A big feature of the game that no Naruto title in the past has even attempted to do is the addition of character creation. Players can now pick and choose from a number of different customization options to design the character that they’re happy with, even the attacks and their types can be changed and customized whenever the player wishes, so they can have their own shinobi. For people who don’t really care too much about the character customization, there is of course still loads of classic Naruto characters from the anime and manga to pick and choose from.
Gameplay comes in the form of a three-part capture point, online game mode. On each team, there are a number of players and the task before them is to capture all the three points and hold them for as long as possible to get as much score possible before the timer ends, with the team with the highest amount winning. Between capturing the points, players will be expected to fight against each other with light and heavy attacks, special attacks, and even dodging attacks that come their way. There’s even a hint of Super Smash Bros., where if players fall off the map at any point they will die and must wait to respawn but to counteract this, everyone has the ability to run along walls, regardless of the angle.
The biggest comparison for this game would have to be the previous Naruto games, as the combat is rather similar, but in terms of style and character customization, it takes a lot of inspiration from Dragon Ball Z: Xenoverse and some of its mechanics to improve the overall gameplay.
For any fans out there of Naruto, its games – especially its fighting games – or the Dragon Ball Z: Xenoverse visuals or gameplay are very likely to enjoy this game without much concern. Unfortunately, the game is only online for the time being, but whether that changes at any point in the future is up for debate with the developer and the publisher of the game. Despite this, the gameplay is designed for competitive PvP and for any fans of that style of game are going to find more than enough to get out of this one.