A new collaboration between the Naruto franchise and battle-royale game Fortnite is set to launch on June 23, featuring several new characters from the manga/anime franchise: Itachi Uchiha, Gaara, Orochimaru, and Hinata. The collaboration will begin at 8PM ET.
The collaboration follows the first collaboration between Naruto and Fortnite during the game’s chapter 2, season 8. The first set included Naruto Uzumaki, Sakura Haruno, Sasuke Uchiha, and Kakashi Hatake.
In addition, the collaboration also features revamped outfits for the characters, as well as back blings, custom pickaxes, gliders and character emotes. Several bundles are also featured, including:
- Itachi & Orochimaru Bundle – contains the Itachi Uchiha Outfit, Black Ops Mask, Orochimaru Outfit, and the Islandbound Ninja Loading Screen
- Gaara & Hinata Bundle–contains the Gaara Outfit, Sand Gourd Backbling, Gaara’s Sand Cloud glider, Hinata Hyuga Outfit, Hinata’s Backpack Backbling, and the Shinobi Lineup Loading Screen
- Ninja Gear Bundle–contains the Rasenshuriken emote, Manda glider, Minato’s Kunai pickaxe, Sword of Kusanagi pickaxe, and the Akatsuki wrap
Players will also be able visit Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf village, in the game from June 23rd at 8 PM ET until July 7th at 8 PM ET.
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Naruto is a manga series by Masashi Kishimoto, which was serialized on Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump, from September 21, 1999 to November 10, 2014. An anime series was produced by Pierrot and Aniplex and aired from 2002 to 2007. A sequel titled Naruto Shippuden, premiered in Japan in 2007, and ended in 2017.
Viz Media has licensed the manga in English, describing it as follows:
Twelve years ago the Village Hidden in the Leaves was attacked by a fearsome threat. A nine-tailed fox spirit claimed the life of the village leader, the Hokage, and many others. Today, the village is at peace and a troublemaking kid named Naruto is struggling to graduate from Ninja Academy. His goal may be to become the next Hokage, but his true destiny will be much more complicated. The adventure begins now!
Source: EpicGames Official Blog
ⓒ2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO / 2007 SHIPPUDEN