Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto Also Gets Physical Release in N. America
Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Tuesday that Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto, Bandai Namco Entertainment‘s upcoming expansion for the Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 game, will get a physical release for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in North America. The physical release was previously only announced for Europe and Japan.
Like the physical release in other regions, this North American release will contain the full Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 game, including all the previous three DLC releases for the main game, as well as the Road to Boruto expansion, and will cost US$49.99.
Bandai Namco Entertainment describes the expansion:
Road to Boruto brings together the lightning-paced combat, anime-quality graphics, and epic story mode from Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 while integrating an all-new adventure chronicling Boruto Uzumaki’s exploits from Boruto -Naruto the Movie-. In addition to the new story mode, Road to Boruto will also include new playable characters for both offline and online Free Battle Mode and new fighting styles for Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha in their Hokage Naruto and Adult Sasuke costumes.
The Japanese version of the expansion will only be available for the PS4. Aside from the physical release, the game will also get a digital download release and a DLC expansion release.
The DLC expansion release is intended for players who already own the original game, and only wish to get the content of the new expansion. Players of all versions will be able to transfer their save files to the new expansion.
All releases in Japan will also include a first-print limited edition downloadable soundtrack for both the original game and the expansion, downloadable from February 2 to March 1. The physical release of the expansion will have a reversible box cover.
All versions are slated for release in Japan on February 2. The physical and digital download release will cost 6,800 yen (about US$66) each, while the DLC expansion only will cost 2,411 yen (US$23).
The expansion will allow players to play through the story of the Boruto manga and Boruto -Naruto the Movie-, including the Sasuke vs. Kinshiki fight, and players will also be able to explore new areas of the Hidden Leaf Villiage.
Bandai Namco Entertainment will release the game in North America and Europe on February 3. The release will come with 13 language options for the PlayStation 4, PC via Steam, and Xbox One. The release will have four dubbed voice tracks — Japanese, English, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish — as well as multiple subtitle options such as English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese. Russian, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Arabic.
Viz Media released Boruto -Naruto the Movie- with English subtitles in American theaters, but it has yet to release an English dub or announce the cast for the new characters such as Boruto himself.