After the recent Resident Evil crossover, Epic is all geared up to bring Ninjas from the famous anime Naruto Shippuden to their popular battle royale game Fortnite.
After loads of rumors and leaks about the supposed Naruto crossover, Epic Games has officially made the announcement about the Fortnite x Naruto Shippuden crossover coming on 16th November 2021. The official Fortnite Twitter account posted a single teaser image to its account. The image features the signature cloud-style from the anime and Naruto’s catchphrase “BELIEVE IT!”.
The announcement image also mentions the release date of the update to be “11.16.21”.According to previous leaks back in July, the owner of Shonen Jump magazine, Shueisha is also working with Epic Games on different anime crossovers. Shonen Jump is the official publisher of Naruto Shippuden. Other big-name properties owned by Shonen Jump include Demon Slayer, Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia, One Piece, and many more which might make their way to Fortnite later.
As for what characters and cosmetics will be added to the game, Epic hasn’t made any announcement about the particulars of the update. We can at least expect the main character “Naruto” to be included along with his signature weapon “Kunai”. We can also expect a Kurama skin (Naruto’s nine-tail demon fox spirit). Another highly likely character to be included will be “Sasuke Uchiha” as his character is equally important as Naruto and is also his “best friend”. Naruto Shippuden features a wide array of characters to choose from and it is possible that your favorite character might not be included in the update.
Keep an eye out on November 16 for the expected full reveal of the Fortnite x Naruto Shippuden crossover update. However, Naruto isn’t the only massively popular property to make its way into Fortnite. According to some recent leaks, a Fall Guys crossover event is also on the horizon.