Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, known in Japan as Naruto Shippūden: Narutimate Storm 4 (Japanese: NARUTO-ナルト- 疾風伝ナルティメットストーム 4, Hepburn: Naruto Shippūden: Narutimetto Sutōmu 4), is the sixth and final installment of the Ultimate Ninja Storm series, this is a fighting game developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam in February 2016. It is the direct sequel to Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.
The narrative follows two different characters, Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha, as they take different paths in a world war between shinobi known as the “Fourth Shinobi World War” against the terrorist organization Akatsuki and how they combine forces to defeat them. Similar to Storm 3, the game employs both regular fight systems but this time the player can switch between a team of three fighters who can assist each other. Other returning elements involve the boss fights where quick time events are required to reach hidden scenes as well as hack and slash areas. The expansion version is entitled Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – Road to Boruto and this version is under development to be compiled with three other titles in the series as Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy, released August 25, 2017. It adds new characters from the 2015 film Boruto: Naruto the Movie as well as adult versions of the younger fighters.
Developed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a two-year development schedule took place. CyberConnect2 took advantage of the hardware’s potential in order to bring more fighting mechanics to add new fighters. The game received generally positive reviews based on Metacritic, with much praise going to the game’s narrative and graphics though critics were also divided on the length of the story mode and the depth of the controls. A Nintendo Switch port of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – Road to Boruto was released on April 24, 2020. During a livestream CyberConnect2 announced that Ninja Storm 4 sold over 5.8 million copies as of March 2020.