It’s a big day for those interested in upcoming ninja battling game Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, with all sorts of details revealed by Bandai Namco alongside a brand new trailer. There are pre-order bonuses, season pass info and a special collector’s edition to unveil, but most importantly, a confirmed release date!

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is going to arrive for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on 31st August, 2018. Gamers who get in there ahead of the release and pre-order it will unlock the Naruto 7th Hokage costume and gain early access to the master Pain character that will train their avatar. There’s also an UZUMAKI EDITION which includes the base game for Xbox One or PlayStation 4, the Season Pass and a spectacular looking figurine featuring both Naruto and Boruto. The Season Pass ensures the lifespan of Shinobi Striker is extended beyond the standard offerings as it includes 9 DLC packs in total and the Great Sages of the Mount Myouboku accessory.

Aside from release options, details have emerged of two new character reveals – courtesy of the latest trailer. Gaara the 5th Kazekage is a defensively orientated character whose Grand Sand Mausoleum attack restricts the opponent for a limited amount of time. The other is the ranged focuses Deidara, who possesses the special ninjutsu ability to create clones that explode after so long.

The trailer also highlights three of the 4vs4 online modes present in Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker; Flag Battle, Base Battle and Combat Battle. In Flag Battle, players must steal flags from within enemy territory and bring them back to their own area, with the team with the most flags winning overall. Base Battle requires teams to score points whilst keeping control of at least 2 out of 3 barrier areas, where the layout of the map and its structures could be great for launching surprise attacks from to reclaim areas. Combat Battle is perhaps the simplest of them all, with the sole aim being to work as a team to take out as many opponents as possible.

That’s all for now, why not check out the trailer and have a gander at the modes for yourself…

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