Bandai Namco has registered the trademark Ultimate Ninja Storm CONNECTIONS in Europe. The name leaves no doubt: they belong to the saga of 3d fight of Naruto developed by CyberConnect2 of which its latest installment is Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 of 2016, which debuted on PS4, Xbox One and PC, to later adapt to Nintendo Switch in 2020.
The manga and anime license also had other unnumbered games like Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations of 2012 and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution of 2014.
As is often the case in these cases, the registry gives no hints of platforms or other details, but it is quite likely that it is one of the advertisements of The Game Awards 2022, which is celebrated during the early morning of December 8. In addition to the awards for the best games of the year, the gala presented and organized by Geoff Keighley is usually the showcase to learn about the novelties that we will see in the medium and long term.
Although there is no direct mention that CyberConnect2 would be involved, it seems very likely that Bandai Namco wants to repeat with the developer. In his history we find, in addition to multiple games of Naruto, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Hinokami Chronicles, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Y JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battlein addition to the saga .hack, Asura’s Wrath either Drain.
However the last Naruto in home systems was Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker de Soliel, a multiplayer oriented game. In his analysis We are of the opinion that “Naruto could need a slight reinvention in video games and the moment was ideal with the change of developer. What we do not know is if Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker It is the game that many fans needed; Orientation mainly to the online mode makes the fun depend on many factors: the size of the community, the matchups, our interest in climbing the online rankings, leveling up and unlocking customization for our avatar”, in addition to being “a good experiment that still needs a bit of cooking so that we forget about the Ultimate Ninja Storm“.