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Yep, Naruto is coming to Fortnite

He’ll be Naruto running into the game in November

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Get ready — Naruto: Shippuden will be dashing its way into Fortnite, Epic Games confirmed on Wednesday. For now, we don’t have any details about specific characters or new items, but we at least know that the rumored crossover event is in fact true, and it will be released on Nov. 16. (So soon!)

Epic Games announced the news in a tweet from the official Fortnite account. Naruto, named after its first ninja protagonist, is one of the most beloved and well-known anime series of all time. The game will be adding content from Naruto: Shippuden, which follows part two of the manga and ran from 2007 to 2017 on television. If the crossover is anything like previous ones, we can expect a new character and some Naruto-themed items to match.

There’s been no official word stateside on what’s coming, but a Twitter user did share a photo of a Japanese advertisement on Thursday. The ad appears to show that Naruto, Kakashi, Sasuke, and Sakura will each be getting a Fortnite skin. In addition, we can see some items like kunai, shuriken, and what looks like Doggo-inspired Back Bling.

Fortnite has been flush with news lately. Earlier this week, Epic Games announced that Jinx from League of Legends will also be making her way to the game. And in addition to that, the game also got Dune content just in time for the release of the movie. Now we will finally have a universe that unites Timothée Chalamet with Naruto.

Update (Nov. 11): A Twitter user posted photos of an advertisement containing more information on some of the Naruto crossover content coming to Fortnite. This article has been updated to include those new details.

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