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Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections
Naruto UNSC PS5
(NARUTO×BORUTO ナルティメットストーム コネクションズ, NARUTO X BORUTO Narutimetto Sutōmu Konekushonzu)
Video game info
Playable on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S
Series Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
Previous Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Release Date
Japanese November 16, 2023
English November 17, 2023
Debut
Jutsu
Tools

Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections is the seventh instalment of the Ultimate Ninja Storm series developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Namco-Bandai games for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam.

Gameplay changes[]

Here have been some of the confirmed gameplay changes so far:

  • Ninja items with the D-pad are now infinite in usage.
  • Idle chakra regeneration rate has notably increased.
  • Hitstun times are now more generalized across the cast, which may or may not interfere with intended hit effects of attacks from prior games.
  • The counter returning from Storm Revolution now inflicts a crumple instead of a ground slide.
  • Hitting a victim during crumple state, ground slide (mainly with a chakra dash) or with a tool throw when they are downed causes a re-stand state.
  • Damage scaling is implemented, but the game is unable to properly register it at times if the combo is desynced enough.
  • Mid-ranged tilt moves are removed, and a replaced with a second chakra technique/jutsu/U1, and for some characters, they now also have essentially 3 chakra techniques usable on-hand.
  • The input for the second jutsu is the same as the original input for chakra tool throw. As a result, chakra tool throws have been removed.

Playable Characters[]

  • Neji Hyūga (Byakugan Mode)
    • Part I
    • Part II
      • Allied Shinobi Forces

  • Kakashi Hatake
    • Young Kakashi (White Light Blade Mode)
    • Part I (Sharingan Mode)
      • Anbu (Costume)
      • School (Costume)
    • Part II
      • Beginning (Mangekyō Sharingan)
      • Allied Shinobi Forces (Mangekyō Sharingan)
      • Double Sharingan (Complete Body — Susanoo)
        • New Era (Costume)

  • Jiraiya (Sage Mode)
    • Parts I-II
    • Sannin Era (Costume)

  • Rasa (Kazekage Mode)
    • Alive (Costume)
    • Reanimation

  • (Tsuchikage Mode)
    • Alive/Flak Jacket (Costume)
    • Reanimation

  • Yagura (Isobu)
    • Alive
    • Reanimation

  • Madara Uchiha
    • Alive (Costume)
    • Reanimation (Rinnegan Mode)
    • Reanimation Resolved (Complete Body — Susanoo)
      • Black Robe (Costume)
    • Six Paths (Rinne Sharingan and Limbo: Border Jail)

  • Itachi Uchiha (Complete Body — Susanoo)
    • Anbu
    • Akatsuki Cloak
      • Akatsuki Cloak (with Hat)
    • Reanimation

  • Sarada Uchiha (Sharingan Mode)
    • Casual Outfit
      • Ninja Academy (Costume)
    • Chūnin Exam

  • Koji Kashin (Sage Mode)
    • Without Cloak (Costume)
    • Without Mask (Costume)
DLC

Customisation[]

Players are able to customise their characters with various items unlocked throughout the game.

Items[]

Head
  • White Cat Ears
  • Black Cat Ears
  • White Bunny Ears
  • Black Bunny Ears
  • Fox Ears
  • Demon Horns
  • Ogre Horns
  • Konan's Hair Ornament
  • Paper Shuriken
  • Blue Butterfly
  • Kabuki Piece
  • Sakura's Hair Ornament
  • Tazuna's Hat
  • Origami Crane
  • Halo
  • Tobi's Mask
  • Tobi's War Mask
  • Haku's Mask
  • Nine Tails' Mask
  • Mysterious Man's Mask
  • Yamato's Anbu Mask
  • Kakashi's Anbu Mask
  • Anbu Mask 1
  • Anbu Mask 2
  • Anbu Mask 3
  • Anbu Mask 4
  • Anbu Mask 5
  • Anbu Mask 6
  • Anbu Mask 7
  • Anbu Mask 8
  • Hidden Ninja Mask 1
  • Hidden Ninja Mask 2
  • Hidden Ninja Mask 3
  • Kakuzu's Water Release Mask
  • Kakuzu's Lightning Release Mask
  • Kakuzu's Fire Release Mask
  • Kakuzu's Wind Release Mask
  • Funny Mask

Combination Ultimate Jutsu[]

All Combination Ultimate Jutsu techniques featured in Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 return, along with some new additions:

Boss Battles[]

This is the list of confirmed returning boss battles from previous instalments, as well as new ones, featured in this game:

History Mode
  • Naruto Uzumaki vs. Shukaku
  • Naruto Uzumaki and Sakura Haruno vs. Kakashi Hatake
  • Naruto Uzumaki vs. Sasuke Uchiha (Orochimaru's Hideout)
  • Sasuke Uchiha vs. Itachi Uchiha
  • Naruto Uzumaki vs. Pain
  • Naruto Uzumaki vs. Kurama
  • Sasuke Uchiha/Itachi Uchiha vs. Kabuto Yakushi
  • Hashirama Senju vs. Madara Uchiha
  • Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha vs. Obito Uchiha
  • Naruto Uzumaki vs. Sasuke Uchiha (Part II, Valley of the End)
Special Story Mode
  • Sasuke Uchiha vs. Naruto Uzumaki
  • Boruto Uzumaki, Sarada Uchiha and Mitsuki vs. Nanashi Uchiha
  • Boruto Uzumaki vs. Nanashi Uchiha
  • Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha vs. Merz
  • Boruto Uzumaki, Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha vs. Merz
  • Boruto Uzumaki and Nanashi Uchiha vs. the Uchiha Clan

Playable Stages[]

Mode Exclusive Stages[]

History Mode
  • Great Ninja War Battlefield (Ten-Tails Revival)
  • Mental World
  • Valley of the End (River)
  • Academy (Story Secret Action flashback)
Special Story Mode
  • Nanashi's Space
  • Uchiha Clan Territory

Downloadable Content[]

Non-Standard Edition DLC[]

  • Kakashi Hatake (Double Sharingan)
    • Costume - Maskless
  • Minato Namikaze
    • Costume - Genin Outfit (Ultimate Digital and Premium Collector's Editions only)
  • Kushina Uzumaki
    • Costume - Outfit (Ultimate Digital and Premium Collector's Editions only)
  • Sakura Haruno (Part II)
    • Costume - Wedding Outfit (Ultimate Digital and Premium Collector's Editions only)
  • Ino Yamanaka (Part II)
    • Costume - Wedding Outfit (Ultimate Digital and Premium Collector's Editions only)
  • Tenten (Part II)
    • Costume - Wedding Outfit (Ultimate Digital and Premium Collector's Editions only)

Season Pass[]

Preorder Bonus
  • Naruto Uzumaki
    • Costume - Great Ninja War - End
DLC Pack 1
  • Character - Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki
  • Combination Ultimate Jutsu - Origin of Ninshū
  • Matching Voice x12
  • Ninja Info Card x5
DLC Pack 2
  • Character - Isshiki Ōtsutsuki
  • Boruto Uzumaki
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Wandering Shinobi)
    • Costume - Time Travel
  • Matching Voice x12
  • Ninja Info Card x5
DLC Pack 3
  • Character - Kurenai Yūhi
  • Combination Ultimate Jutsu - Demonic Illusion: Tree Binding Wind Blade
  • Combination Ultimate Jutsu - Six Paths: True Several Rasenshuriken
  • Matching Voice x12
  • Ninja Info Card x5

Miscellaneous DLC Packs[]

Pre-Order Pack

These costumes were initially preorder exclusive but were later sold in a pack.

  • Naruto Uzumaki
    • Costume - The Final Battle
    • Costume - TV Anime 20th Anniversary
  • Sasuke Uchiha
    • Costume - TV Anime 20th Anniversary
Nostalgic Anime Song and Item Pack

Trivia[]

  • The feature to customise the appearance of playable characters, first introduced in Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, finally makes a reappearance after being omitted in the previous game.
  • It is unknown where in the timeline the Special Story takes place - it appears to at the least follow after Boruto: Naruto the Movie, though Boruto is clearly shown with his Kāma.
  • The developers were accused by the English voice actors from the game to have re-dubbed over their lines with AI. The developers revealed that the questionable voice work was just the result of poor editing, and it will be fixed in a later update.[1][2]

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