2015 is a big year for Bandai Namco in the world of fighting games because it will release Dragon Ball Xenoverse in North America on February 24th and Europe in February 27th. You should already know that Dragon Ball is one of the biggest fighting game franchises that still exists and keeps strong and Dragon Ball Xenoverse is proof.
Let us remember that Bandai Namco is releasing Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 later this year for the PC and current-generation consoles (Playstation 4 and Xbox One). This is going to be the last installment of the Naruto Shippuden: UNS series, which is understandable because the original manga ended last November.
Bandai Namco has streamed a game play demonstration video of an in-game story battle between Hashirama Senju and Madara Uchiha, respectively, the First Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village and the progenitor of the Madara Clan.
The video notes that this is footage from the early development stage.
You can obviously see that the game is trying to accurately recreate one of the original battles that predates the start of Naruto. The battle transitions into a large-scale fight between Hashirama’s wood golem and the Madara’s Sunsano-O combined with Kyubi.
Quick-time events (QTEs) are present during the battle, which makes fighting unpredictable and a lot of fun.
If you are a true Naruto fan and you have any of the three consoles, then you will want to get Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 when it officially releases.
This is not the only epic battle that will be recreated.
The game plans on recreating the “Fourth Shinobi World War” arc, which eventually leads to the final battle against Madara in order to save the world.
Characters from The Last: Naruto The Movie, including the older versions of Naruto Uzumaki and company, will also be part of the playable roster.
Bandai Namco has not given a time of release, but it will come out later this year. The game is developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Bandai Namco.