Fortnite x Naruto: new collaboration will let us play as Itachi Uchiha

More content of ”Naruto”will be coming to”Fortnite”. The popular multiplayer video game of shots from Epic Games confirmed through his blog that he will be collaborating with the popular franchise created by Masashi Kishimoto. Previously there had been an anime collaboration with the video game adding Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura available for purchase within the “Fortnite” store.

Players will now be able to add other members of the epic ninja story to their character roster, including the adult version of the wife of Naruto, Hinata Hyuga, as well as the arena villain turned hero, Gaara. However, the star of this new collaboration will be Itachi Uchiha, Sasuke’s older brother who will have two different skins available: the Anbu black ops uniform he wore the night he murdered the rest of the Uchiha clan, and the iconic Anbu robes. Akatsuki that he wore after going rogue.

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New Naruto characters added to Fortnite. / Source: Epic Games

Not to be left out, members of Team 7, as well as their mentor, Kakashi, will also be returning to the game to dish out quests that will allow players to earn XP and unlock new Naruto-themed areas, including the Final Valley where Naruto and Sasuke held their final climactic duel, and a space inside Naruto’s mind where players can meet Kurama, the nine-tailed beast.

Additionally, players will be able to unlock or purchase new gear from the anime and manga series, such as Anbu skins, Akatsuki skinned weapons, and a backpack item that resembles Gaara’s sand gourd.

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New Naruto themed area within the Fortnite map. / Source: Epic Games

”Naruto” was created in 1999 by Masashi Kishimoto, telling the story of a young boy who is shunned by his people for the dangerous beast sealed inside his body, but who dreams of earning their respect by becoming the Hokage, the ninja strongest in the village. The manga was adapted into two separate anime series, the original Naruto and its post-time-jump sequel Naruto Shippuden.

The new “Naruto” and “Fortnite” collaboration will be available starting June 23, and will continue until July 7.

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