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    Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections DLC Isshiki Otsutsuki Now Available

    The Otsutsuki Clan's rampage continues.

    Bandai Namco and CyberConnect2 have released Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections DLC Pack 2 featuring DLC character Isshiki Otsutsuki. The game’s newest update, version 1.20, also introduces the Ninja Battle in-game event. 

    Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections features the largest playable roster in the entire Ultimate Ninja Storm series. However, this roster will continue to grow with post-launch DLC support via the Season Pass. The launch of DLC character Hagoromo Otsutsuki on January 25 marked the beginning of seasonal DLC releases for the game. 

    Isshiki Otsutsuki Joins Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections 

    The version 1.20 update for Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections adds support for DLC Pack 2 featuring Isshiki Otsutsuki. Isshiki features exclusive Awakening Mode attacks “Instant Earth Burial” and “Daikokuten,” and the DLC also includes twelve matching voice lines, five exclusive Isshiki Ninja Info card images, and the Boruto Uzumaki (Time Travel) and Sasuke Uchiha (Time Travel) costumes. 

    Moreover, a special Ninja Battle event will now take place throughout the year in Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections. In Ninja Battle, players join one of two camps based on a proposed question or scenario, From now until April 2, players may join the “Which ninjutsu would you use to deliver the final blow, Rasengan or Chidori?” Ninja Battle event and get rewards by participating.

    Check out the new trailer and screenshots: 

    Here are the patch notes for the latest update, via Bandai Namco:

    Fixed Issues Related to Battle
    • Fixed an issue where the recovery speed after substitution gauge recovers differed depending on the frame rate. This has resulted in a faster recover speed at 30 FPS. 
    • Fixed a bug where the following characters were invincible during Chakra Back Dash.
      • Boruto Uzumaki
      • Boruto Uzumaki (Scientific Ninja Tool)
      • Boruto Uzumaki (Chunin Exam)
      • Boruto Uzumaki (Karma)
    Battle Balance Adjustment – Overall Battles
    • The timing of granting priority has been slowed down for all types of direct attack ninjutsu. Priority is an indicator that determines which of two attacks wins when they collide with each other.
    • Priority attack decisions are now made when leader change hits and when leader change attacks are made during aerial combos.
    • Increased the recovery speed of support gauge after leader change.
    • Adjusted the recovery speed of support gauge after activating support ninjutsu.
    • Increased the recovery speed of support gauge during Two-Man Team.
    • Shortened the time it takes for Substitution Gauge to start recovering.
    • Adjusted leader change function so it cannot be done while holding Counterattack.
    • Decreased the natural recovery speed of Chakra Gauge during Ninja Move and Jump
    • Increased the natural recovery speed of Chakra Gauge during attacks.
    • Extended the knock out length when Guard Break Attack is hit.
    • Decreased the poison effect of Ninja Tool Poison Tag.
    Battle Balance Adjustment – Characters
    • Naruto Uzumaki (Tailed Beast Bomb)
      • Lowered the degree to which the main body turns around during the attack of Ninjutsu 2 “Shadow Clone Charging Bullet.”
    • Might Guy (Great Ninja War)
      • Decreased defense power.
    • Neji Hyuga
      • Decreased the recovery speed after activating Ninjutsu 1 “8 Trigrams Palm Rotation.
    • Rock Lee
      • Reduced the damage when Ninjutsu 1 “Leaf’s Combo Attack” is activated in the air and changed the way it is hit so that it will not be followed up by additional attack.
    • Kiba Inuzuka
      • Decreased defense power.
      • Increased Chakra consumption when activating Ninjutsu 1 “Fang Over Fang” and reduced Akamaru’s damage and guard damage.
      • Increased Chakra consumption when activating Ninjutsu 2 “Tunneling Fang” and reduced Akamaru’s damage and guard damage.
    • Hinata Hyuga
      • Decreased the recovery speed when activating Ninjutsu 1 “Protective 8 Trigrams 64 Palms“ as support.
      • Increased Chakra consumption when activating Ninjutsu 2 “8 Trigrams Air Palm” and decreased the recovery speed when activating as support.
    • The Third Hokage: Hiruzen Sarutobi 
      • Weakened the homing of shuriken in Ninjutsu 2 Shuriken Shadow Clone Jutsu.”
    • Minato Namikaze (Reanimation)
      • Accelerated the timing at which invincibility expires and reduced the hit box of Ninjutsu 2 “Flying Raijin: Level 2.”
    • Minato Namikaze
      • Increased Chakra consumption of Ninjutsu 1 “Rasengan” and decreased the recovery speed when activating as support.
    • Danzo Shimura
      • Decreased defense power.
      • Reduced the damage of Ninjutsu 1 “Wind Style! Vacuum Blast Barrage.”
    • Sasuke Uchiha (THE LAST)
      • Shortened the duration of hit box for Ninjutsu 1 “Almighty Push,” reduced the damage when activated this ninjutsu in the air and decreased the recovery speed when activating this ninjutsu as support.
    • Hanabi Hyuga and Hanabi Hyuga (Shippuden)
      • Increased Chakra consumption when activating and canceling Ninjutsu 1 “Hanabi Style: Rotation” and decreased recovery speed when activating as support. 
    • Kabuto Yakushi (Snake Cape)
      • Reduced the poison effect of Ninjutsu 2 “Venomous Fog Jutsu.”
    • Sakon/Ukon
      • Increased Chakra consumption when activating Ninjutsu 1 “Summoning Jutsu: Rashomon.” 
    • Tsuchikage Ohnoki
      • Increased Chakra consumption when activating Ninjutsu 1 “Earth Style: Weighted Boulder Jutsu.”
    • Hahn
      • Accelerated the tempo for ground combos and increased the stun duration when getting hit.
    • Utakata
      • Decreased the recovery speed of Ninjutsu 1 “Water Style: Bubble Jutsu Drift” when activating as support.
      • Increased the recovery speed of Ninjutsu 2 “Water Style: Bubble Jutsu“ when activating as support.
    • Hanzo
      • Reduced the damage and poison effect of Ninjutsu 2 “Summoning Jutsu: Ibuse.”
      • Reduced the damage and poison effect of Special Support “Ibuse’s Poison Frog.”
    • Ashura Otsutsuki
      • Decreased the recovery speed of Ninjutsu 1 “Hurricane Twist” when activating as support.
      • Increased Chakra consumption when activating Ninjutsu 2 “Ultra Hurricane Barrage” and decreased the recovery when activating this ninjutsu as support.
    • Obito Uchiha
      • Increased Chakra consumption when activating Ninjutsu 1 “Fire Style: Bomb Blast Dance,” reduced damage when activating this ninjutsu in the air and decreased recovery speed when activating this ninjutsu as support.
    • Masked Man
      • Delayed the timing of becoming invincible for Ninjutsu 1 “Heaven and Earth Explosion Burial.”
    • Obito Uchiha (Berserk)
      • Delayed the timing of becoming invincible and accelerated the timing which invincibility expires.
    • Pain
      • Shortened the duration of hit box for Ninjutsu 1 “Almighty Push” and reduced damage when activating in the air.
      • Shortened the duration of hit box for Awakening Ninjutsu 1 “Almighty Push” and reduced damage when activating in the air.
    • Nagato
      • Shortened the duration of hit box for Ninjutsu 1 “Almighty Push,” reduced damage when activating this ninjutsu in the air and decreased recovery speed when activating this ninjutsu as support.
      • Shortened the duration of hit box for Awakening Ninjutsu 1 “Almighty Push” and reduced damage when activating in the air.
      • Increased the recovery speed of Ninjutsu 2 “Shura Attack: Distance” when activating as support.
    • Sasori
      • Reduced the poison effect of Ninjutsu 2 “Poison Smoke.” 
    • Shino Aburame (Part 1)
      • Increased Chakra consumption when activating and canceling Ninjutsu 1 “Gyral Lump Insect.” Decreased recovery speed when activating this ninjutsu as support.
    • Gaara (Part 1)
      • Decreased recovery speed of Ninjutsu 1 “Sand Burial” when activating as support.
      • Decreased recovery speed of Ninjutsu 2 “Sand Shower” when activating as support.
    • Temari (Part 1)
      • Lowered the degree to which the main body turns around during the attack of Ninjutsu 1 “Gust Dance” and decreased the recovery speed when activating this ninjutsu as support.
    • Boruto Uzumaki (Scientific Ninja Tool)
      • Decreased defense power.
    • Sarada Uchiha
      • Decreased defense power. 
        Decreased the speed of kunai fired at the second part of ground combo.
    • Mitsuki
      • The invincibility of the awakening ground combo is now only available at the start.
    • Naruto Uzumaki (Baryon Mode)
      • Adjusted to not have additional down attack after Ninjutsu 1 “Massive Rasengan.”
    • Hinata Uzumaki (BORUTO)
      • Decreased recovery speed of Ninjutsu 1 “8 Trigrams 64 Palms” when activating as support.
      • Increased Chakra consumption of Ninjutsu 2 “8 Trigrams Air Palm“ and decreased recovery speed when activating this ninjutsu as support.
    • Rock Lee (BORUTO)
      • Reduced damage when activating Ninjutsu 1 “Leaf’s Combo Attack” in the air and changed the way it is hit so that it will not be followed up by additional attack.
    • Jigen
      • Increased Chakra consumption when activating Ninjutsu 1 “Sukunabikona: Rapid Fire” and decreased recovery speed by activating as support.
    Other
    • “Notification” now appears on mode selection screen.
    • Fixed other minor bugs.

    Bandai Namco teases that future updates and battle adjustments for Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections will come at a later date. 

    Lastly, Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections is available now on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. 

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack: https://muckrack.com/raul-landaverde-1

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