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14 Reasons Why You Should Be Playing Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker

If you love the Naruto series, or fighting games in general, a new title, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, lies just up your alley. Set for an August 31, 2018 release date, Shinobi Striker presents a Naruto game like you've never played.

In addition to featuring fresh characters from the Boruto series in-game, Shinobi Striker expands upon the Naruto video game world by adding all sorts of different modes of gameplay. The game offers everything from creating your very own ninja to battling with your own team in an arena-based fight with goals to capture bases. Compared to previous games in the series, this offers a a whole new world to explore and battles to be fought. With the perfect hand techniques, you'll align your chakras and find yourself climbing up the online leader boards.

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    The Character Creation Offers An Amazing Amount Of Variety

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    In many of the previous Naruto games, you could only play with characters from the show. While fun to play as your favorite characters, sometimes you just want to bring out the OC you've dreamed about adding to the canon for years. Well, your time is now, because Shinobi Striker lets you create your own character! From choosing what they look like and what village they hail from to their move set, you get to pick it all. Finally, you get to enter the world of Naruto as yourself!

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    Pair All Your Favorites Against Each Other

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    In the past, the Naruto series occasionally failed to give fans the fight parings they wanted. Fans see Naruto battle pretty much everyone, but when it comes to some secondary or even tertiary characters, you rarely see them go at it. Shinobi Striker will be your personal way of seeing how different fighters match up in battle. Thanks to the advanced character creation, you'll be able to see how different moves pair together as well, and if your original character can match the strength of the anime's fiercest fighters.

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    Four-Player Teams Means Eight-Player Online Brawls

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    Play online against other teams of four with your three other friends. The interactive and three-dimensional world gives you and your team all sorts of land to cover and battles to start. To emerge victorious, teams need to build teams by balancing out teams with a variety of character types, ranging from offensive to defensive types. Once you build up the perfect team, get yourself online and watch your team take down its foes.

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    The Stages Interact With The Gameplay

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    Similar to other group fighters such as the Smash series, the stages of Shinobi Striker interact and shift as gameplay unfolds. Unlike previous games, and even Smash Bros., you can now engage in actions including leaping between ledges and running along the sides of walls in a 3D environment. This new perspective works well with the arena-style play this game seeks to deliver. It gives you more options on the types of attacks you want to launch on your enemies or coordinate a front as a team.

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