Bandai Namco has officially announced its latest game in the Naruto franchise, called Naruto x Boruto Ninja Tribes.
This will be a cross-platform game that is launching on Android, as well as iOS and PC platforms. For PC users, the game will be playable in a browser.
Being cross-platform means users will be able to play with their friends no matter what platform they're on.
Naruto x Boruto Ninja Tribes will be a team-based battle game featuring characters from the entire Naruto universe. Characters will span multiple generations of the franchise, with the game featuring the series' most iconic characters.
Combat Visuals Will "Evoke The Same Sense Of Speed & Impact As The Anime"
Since this is a team-based combat game, naturally there will be a big focus on the combat from multiple angles. One of those angles is to take the combat visuals and essentially beautify them as much as possible.
In Ninja Tribes, combat visuals will be rendered in high-quality 2D in a way that is meant to evoke the same sense of speed and impact envisioned by the anime series.
If you've seen the original Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime, think about the two major Naruto vs Sasuke battles you see.
The attention to detail in each of these battles is memorable, the first one in particular.
As Naruto attempts to stop Sasuke at the Valley of The End in the first major fight, certain parts of each scene can be felt, as each character's blows connect with the target. This is likely what Bandai Namco aims to bring to the 2D combat in Ninja Tribes.
You Can Play Naruto x Boruto Ninja Tribes At Crunchyroll Expo
The game officially launches sometime this Winter. As of right now there's no exact date for the launch though.
For those attending Crunchyroll Expo this weekend, there will be a playable demo on hand to try out that takes you through the game's first mission.
The Game Can Be Played In Both PC & Mobile Browsers
In addition to having an Android version Ninja Tribes can also be played in browsers, and will support both PC and mobile browsers.
The browser version of the game will also feature a "unique IP experience" that is said to connect to the original anime. Further details on how exactly have not been made public.
Naruto x Boruto Ninja Tribes will be a free game to install and play, with optional in-game purchases that can be made.