Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Season 8 Gets Kawaki (Karma Progression), Summoned Animals
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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Season 8 Adds Kawaki (Karma Progression), Ninja Hounds

Bandai Namco kicked off the free Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Season 8 update news with with Kawaki (Karma Progression) and the Ninja Hounds Summoned Animals reveals. Both appear alongside the SS+ items tier and  Tailed Beasts Special Ninjutsu in this season. 

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The developer announcement for Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker first confirmed that Kawaki (Karma Progression) is a Attack-type DLC character available via the free update. (To compare, Boruto Uzumaki (Karma Progression) is a ranged type.) His Ninjutsu are the ranged Daikokuten: Shokatsu attack and the support skill Sukunahikona: God Hunter that makes it easier for him to dodge. He also has the Karma Progression Secret Technique, which decreases his size like Sukunahikona and enhances his Strong Attack with additional abilities. 

At the Inn after the update, people can now change their Summoned Animals and select different Ninja Hounds. When in a fight, you can ride them for increased speeds and jumps. Rare ones will be acquired via Scroll Appraisal. They are the first animals in the game, with more fully released in June 2024. The initial screenshot however did show various Attacker, Healer, and Supplier Ninja Hounds ranging from A to SS rank.

As for the SS+ items, which involve new poses and abilities, and Ninjitsu, a few came up. People will get to find the Claw Edge Kurama attack, Inferno Sword Flame Control ranged, and Sealed Blade Totsuka Blade heal weapons after the update. It will also be possible to get the Host Transformation: Two Tails Ninjutsu, as well as acquire Kawaki (Karma Progression) abilities in Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Special Ninjutsu Training. 

As a reminder, while this is the debut of animals in-game, isn’t the first time we’ve seen Kawaki appear. He joined the roster as a DLC character back in February 2022.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker and its Ultimate Edition are available for the PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

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