For nearly 5 years, players from around the world have been wall running, kunai throwing, and unleashing powerful jutsu skills in Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the game, and what better way to celebrate this milestone than with a new season! Kicking off the new Season Pass 6 is the latest DLC character addition, Minato Namikaze (Reanimation). We have some useful tips on how to gain the upper hand while playing with this character along with some tricks on how to play on the newly renovated map!
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker has explored many themes through its season updates. The theme of this Season Pass is “Chronicle,” which is an appropriate representation of this latest playable character. Minato Namikaze is quite important to series lore, as he is Naruto Uzumaki’s father as well as Boruto Uzumaki’s grandfather, and essentially the beginning to their stories. Minato chose to protect his village of Konoha, paying with his life and forever influencing the fate of his family for generations to come. He returned to the series during the Great Ninja War, having been reanimated to fight alongside the other Hokage. While his time back in the living world was fleeting, Minato managed to celebrate Naruto’s 17th birthday and bid him a final farewell just before returning to the afterlife in one of the series’ most highly emotional moments.
The Fourth Hokage
Fan favorite character, Minato Namikaze (AKA the Fourth Hokage), returns to the game — and returns to life! After making the ultimate sacrifice, this reanimated version of Minato comes equipped with unique skills that set him apart from the pack. Minato Namikaze is a playable character that was introduced in Season Pass 1 as an attack class type who can freely manipulate distance and aggressively engage in close-quarters encounters.
In Season Pass 6, Minato Namikaze (Reanimation) is a defense class type, although he is much more well-rounded than you may expect. He excels at supporting his team, as he did when he saved the Ninja Alliance in the Great Ninja War. Like his Season Pass 1 counterpart, Minato Namikaze (Reanimation) is capable of using Flying Raijin Jutsu, which makes it possible to cover wide areas from long distances. He is adept at everything from high mobility, to taking on groups of enemies, to protecting his allies. His versatility makes him an asset to any team.
In addition, each of his ninjutsu can build up to “Kurama Link Mode.” Activate this technique to enhance your speed, attack power, ninjutsu recovery, and healing (Bonus: allies within range of Kurama Link Mode activation will also share some of these enhancements)! Don’t forget to use the finishing move before this mode wears off, or else you may miss out on an instant KO of your opponents.
Despite his flexibility and many strengths, Minato Namikaze (Reanimation) can struggle in some areas. His offensive power is rather low, and he is not the most practical at engaging in one-on-one battles. To compensate for these shortcomings, be sure to master his powerful ninjutsu and show off the power of the Fourth Hokage, once known as the “Yellow Flash of the Leaf” on the battlefield!
Ninjutsu 1: Celestial Air Slice Type-Zero
This is an ultra-fast surprise attack that applies Flying Raijin Jutsu, throwing multiple kunai and letting loose a flurry of slices around the enemy.
TIP: This attack affects a wide area and can engulf a large number of enemies. The true value of this ninjutsu is demonstrated when used against opponents in melee situations. When cornered or under pressure from attackers in close proximity, unleash Celestial Air Slice Type-Zero to turn the tables!
Ninjutsu 2: Flying Raijin: Guiding Thunder
Use this ninjutsu to nullify your enemies’ long-range attacks. This technique places a space-time ninjutsu ward in the area where it is activated, neutralizing most enemy projectile attacks within its range.
TIP: By placing it around important objects, such as scrolls, flags, or pillars, this ninjutsu can provide strong support and an extra layer of defense for your team! This is particularly effective against ranged class types. Execute a counterattack against opponents that get too close.
Secret Technique: Flying Raijin: Jiku Shippu Senko Rennodan Zeroshiki
This is an extremely powerful series of attacks that combines Shadow Clone Jutsu and Flying Raijin Jutsu. Minato throws a wave of kunai, and upon contact, will result in a devastating finisher!
TIP: This technique starts up quickly and can be launched as a surprise attack from a long distance, so do not miss the chance to use this at a critical stage of the battle!
Updates – Hidden Rain Village (Renovated)
The Hidden Rain Village is getting renovated in time for Season Pass 6! Previously, this map featured two distinct layouts – one half of the map was covered with tall buildings and meandering corridors, and the other half being a wide-open, flooded arena. The new map makes some major changes with buildings taking over the surface, leaving open areas harder to come by. This can make traversal and battles more intense as your opponents can be around any corner (or above you)!
Another notable addition to Hidden Village (Renovated) is a new pipe system that runs around almost the entire perimeter of the map. These pipes can be used to trek around the environment if you wish to avoid traveling through clusters of buildings and to mitigate the chance of surprise ambushes. On the other hand, the pipes can be useful for straight-on combat as neither you nor your opponent will have much of a height advantage in these enclosed spaces.
Perhaps the biggest change to Hidden Rain Village (Renovated) are the new teleportation devices scattered throughout the environment. Blue devices will direct you vertically into the rooftops, or below into the streets and flooded corridors. Conversely, yellow devices are designed for lateral movement and will send you to corresponding yellow devices. Use teleportation to quickly cover long distances, or to surprise from your enemies, or escape from them.
These new changes to Hidden Rain Village (Renovated) offer more possibilities for travel and strategy and will undoubtedly make matchups more thrilling!
What Else is to Come
We have more exciting plans in store for Season 6 of Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker! This season’s theme, “Chronicle,” also brings playable characters Obito Uchiha (Ten Tails Jinchuriki) and Kaguya Otsutsuki to the mix. We can’t wait to share more with you on these new additions when the time comes. In the meantime, purchase Season Pass 6 to play as Minato Namikaze (Reanimation). We would like to thank the many fans of Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker for their continued enthusiasm of this title! Here’s to many more ninja battles into the future!
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