The Naruto Games May Get Rebooted

A Naruto reboot may be in the works and we've got the details from Banda Namco Entertainment producer Hotaka Sudo!
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According to a recent interview with Banda Namco Entertainment producer Hotaka Sudo, the Naruto video game franchise may be getting a reboot. In an interview with Japanese gaming website bandainamcoent, Sudo said that he is interested in creating new titles for the Naruto franchise that have a different feel than the previous titles.

In the interview, Sudo mentioned being open to spin-offs like some games and movies today.

“At the same time, I would like to come up with new titles that have a different feel than the previous titles. If it’s Naruto, will it be a different game genre, or will it use a different game engine… I don’t know what it will be like yet, but I’d like to start planning from a clean slate.

The story of Naruto has already been completed, but it would be nice if it could be rebooted. Even after the original books and movies were completed, the Harry Potter series has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity with the spin-off films of the Fantastic Beasts series and the Hogwarts Legacy game.”

Hotaka Sudo

Sudo’s comments have sparked speculation among fans that a reboot of the Naruto games could be in the works. There is no official confirmation from Bandai Namco Entertainment yet, but the company has a history of rebranding and rebooting its popular franchises.

The Naruto Games first started with Ninja Storm when I was a kid. I’m approaching my 30s, and the series is still making new games. For someone like me, who didn’t get into the game series in time, it’s intimidating to start. It is especially hard since the older games have a lot of dated content in them.

A reboot of the Naruto games could be a great opportunity for Bandai Namco Entertainment to introduce the franchise to a new generation of players. A reboot could give these players a chance to revisit the world of Naruto with updated graphics and gameplay. To be honest, who wouldn’t want to play an open World Naruto RPG? Roblox has plenty of Naruto games that prove this is desperately desired by fans.

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Jorge A. Aguilar

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