Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker has been a long-awaited game for fans of both the anime and the video game series. Released on August 30, 2018, the game features a whole host of new features players have never seen before in previous games. Featuring everything from beloved characters both new and old, like Naruto and his son Boruto, to custom-made characters that fans can personally stylize, the game has had some amazing improvements. Some of these include the cool ultimate jutsu that fill the screen with wonderfully animated devastation.
There are four types of specials in the game; ones that can hit a large area at once but are less powerful, ones that hit small areas but deal a lot of damage, support specials that can heal or incapacitate enemies, and power-up specials that boost characters. Each of these are paired with their respective character from the Naruto franchise, but it’s important to keep in mind that customizable characters will have their own stylized specials as well.
The player uses an ultimate that was displayed prominently in the anime, where Pain uses his rinnegan to create a small meteor that crushes his enemies. It looks incredibly cool, but it does have a smaller area of effect than some of the other specials. However, this also does a lot of damage and is difficult to avoid.
Grand Sand Mausoleum
The ultimate constructs a sand pyramid around his enemies that causes them take substantial damage. This attack does significant damage once an enemy is caught, but it goes a step further once the pyramids detonate, causing an explosion for added impact. The ultimate is great because even if an enemy isn't caught by one of the pyramids, they're still at risk of damage from the explosion.
Kirin is a Lighting Release that rains down from the sky and hits in a circular area. This will do damage over time to anyone unfortunate enough to be in the blast radius. This makes it especially effective against a group of enemies or a single unit, but it's easier to dodge. Players will want to combine it with another attack that can incapacitate someone, like a paralysis jutsu or Yamato's Wood Release.
Eight Gates Opening
Mentor: Rock Lee
This ultimate allows a player to open the Hidden Gates. In the anime, it's shown that these gates help to manage and control chakra. In the show, only Rock Lee and Might Guy have the ability to open these inner mechanisms. The drawback in the anime was that this move has the possibility to damage their body beyond repair. In the game, it will increase his attack power to help players take down enemies.