Now that the “Naruto” manga franchise is back, its video game adaptation called “Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4” is also poised to hit game stores this year.
As for the game’s release date, it is tentatively set this year.
Siliconera spoke with the game’s President and CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama.
He gave more gameplay details about the upcoming game.
Considering how massive “Naruto’s” Shinobi War arc was in the manga, he said that they would like to give gamers the same feeling while playing the game.
It has been revealed that gamers will have the freedom to switch between characters to act as the party leader.
Siliconera asked whether the leader will share the same life bar or each character will have a separate one.
“Since some players will have a two person team and others a three man cell, we wanted to balance this by only having one life gauge between all characters.
If you activate Awakening mode that stays active when you switch leader characters too.
It’s possible to have a Tailed Beast Ball combo attack where Shukaku attacks first then Kurama can come out right away,” Matsuyama said.
This would mean that in versus battles, it would be too hard for opposing players to defend a massive attack like the Tailed Beast Ball.
Matsuyama said that gamers should not worry as they have already planned how to balance the playing fields.
“We are going to have the game balanced for players even if they are fighting against someone with all Tailed Beast user three man cell.
We are thinking about putting in a counterattack.
The support gauge is used when you do a leader change so you cannot constantly switch characters, but you could have three Tailed Beast attacks in a row.” he said.
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