The highly-anticipated collaboration between Fortnite and Naruto has arrived, following a tease last week. In Epic Games‘ hit battle royale, you’ll be able to play as characters from the incredibly popular anime series Naruto: Shippuden starting Tuesday. There will be four Naruto characters that are now available in the in-game item shop — Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, and Kakashi — as well as a Naruto glider, two emotes, and two loading screens.
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Fortnite’s Naruto collab: New weapons, NPC, and map
Not only are Naruto skins being added to the game, but a throwable paper bomb kunai is also being added as a weapon. You’ll be able to encounter Kakashi Hatake as an NPC on the Fortnite island and complete missions for him. There will also be a Naruto-themed Creative map dedicated to the village from the anime, which you can explore.
The Naruto takeover is the newest of Fortnite’s many extensive partnerships with major entertainment companies. The addition of Star Wars lightsabers as a weapon and a full season dedicated to Marvel characters and locales were earlier successes. While the current term isn’t connected to any existing brand, the introduction of Naruto personalities adds some anime ninja action to the island.
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