Fortnite Finally Confirms Naruto Crossover
One of Fortnite’s most eagerly anticipated partnerships has finally arrived. The popular Epic Games battle royale game shared an image with the Fortnite and Naruto Shippuden logos, the slogan “Believe it!” and the date November 16, 2021, on Wednesday. While there’s no way of knowing how extensive the crossover will be, it comes after months of speculation and rumors about Naruto characters appearing in the game. The earliest signs that the anime emblem would be included in the game surfaced in May, as part of presentation documents made public during the Apple vs. Epic Games legal battle.
Following leaks and data mines, it was revealed that Naruto will be making an appearance in the game, with data mines containing code names and overt nods to the anime’s lore. In 2019, the game featured an expression that mimicked the infamous “Naruto run.”
Coming soon. pic.twitter.com/11JclYcXir— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) November 10, 2021
Given Naruto’s popularity, it’s not surprising that cosmetics based on the series may make their way into Fortnite. Naruto has been one of the best-selling manga series of all time since its debut in 1999. Naruto’s global appeal makes it an ideal candidate for a Fortnite crossover, and it appears that many fans of the show will be interested in checking out the skin when it is released.
Naruto would be the most recent addition to Fortnite’s increasing list of brands, which includes (most recently) Dune, DC Comics, Resident Evil, Ghostbusters, and reinvented versions of the Universal Monsters.
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