Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
A new trailer featuring the opening scene of "Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4" has been released. PlayStation Blog

“Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4” is already in the horizon. But even before the game fully lands in all territories that it’s heading, there’s already some news about another DLC coming to the game.

The newest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, the Japanese magazine, had revealed that a Shikamaru’s Tale expansion scenario will be available for “Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.”

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According to Siliconera, the scanned issue detailed that the DLC scenario will be set after the Shinobi World War happens. As the titular character, it will focus on Shikimaru, allowing players to take control and play as him in the game. The report also added that part of the adventure is going on jobs to answer requests from the likes of Kakashi Hatake.

Developer CyberConnect2 may detail the expansion later on. For now, players may want to know some of the achievements that have been recently revealed leading to the launch of “Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.”

PSN Profiles has listed a total of 50 achievements for the game. There are a handful of Rare trophies, including completing certain tasks with an S Rank. Achievements that include this are the completion of Deathmatch of Creation, The Boy’s Battlefield (Part 2), To the Battlefield and Roar of the Ten Tails, Team 7 United.

Similarly, there are Very Rare achievements that also require completion with an S Rank. Some of the missions included in the list are Filling a Hole of the Heart, Two, The Crimson Beast, Wind Rages, Kaguya the Violent Goddess Parts 1 and 2 and Naruto and Sasuke mission. As usual, the Ultra Rare achievement is Perfect Storm Master, which requires the player to have achieved all other trophies in the game.

Apart from achievements, there have also been a few impressions of “Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.” The newly introduced Tag Team mechanic of switching the three team characters have been a welcome feature, as noted by Destructoid. It gives even the simple act of choosing characters a bigger importance, since there are special moves that can even be executed when the right characters are lumped together as a team.

Related: There will be a new Nintendo Rewards Program, set to launch in March.

The entire game, which reportedly took anywhere around 10 to 15 hours depending on one’s playstyle and goals. There are five chapters, and for those who have been fans, there will be events that are linked to both the anime and manga. According to Push Square, the Story Mode is just one of the things to get busy with. Content-wise, the game has good meat, though other modes will also provide entertainment for fans.

"Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4" opening sequence (Credit: YouTube/Bandai Namco)