Bandai Namco Entertainment released a new trailer for the fighting Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. The video introduces a new character joining the roster of available heroes and villains as a part of the new DLC, and it is no other than Orochimaru himself.
Orochimaru is one of Konohagakure’s legendary Sannin. With a life-ambition to learn all of the world’s secrets, Orochimaru seeks immortality so that he might live all of the lives necessary to accomplish his task. After being caught red-handed performing unethical experiments on his fellow citizens for the sake of this immortality, Orochimaru defected from Konoha rather than be persecuted for his ambitions, and for many years sought the village’s destruction in order to take revenge and demonstrate what he had learned.
It might be a bit awkward (or very satisfying) to pit him against Sarutobi Hiruzen, the Third Hokage, considering their existing interactions in the anime/manga.
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NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER features beloved characters from both the Naruto and Boruto series, including classic Team 7’s Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura; the new generation’s Boruto, Sarada, and Mitsuki; and the Akatsuki’s Itachi Uchiha, Kisame Hoshigaki, and Konan. In addition to utilizing iconic characters from the series, players will also be able to personalize their own shinobi avatars with different costumes, weapons, ninjutsus, and accessories, all of which are rendered in a brand-new graphic style that emulates manga-creator Masashi Kishimoto’s signature artistic touch.
“Since the beginning, the Naruto franchise has always been about the powers of friendship and teamwork prevailing in the face of insurmountable odds, and that’s the exact type of gameplay experience we wanted to give players in NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “Whether you and your teammates are working together to secure bases, captures flags, or take down monstrous Tailed Beasts, it’s going to look, feel, and sound like you’re really a part of the authentic Naruto universe — the only thing missing is the smell of a fresh bowl of Ichiraku Ramen when the dust settles on the battlefield.”