'Jump Force' Roster Adds Boruto, Gaara, Kakashi and Kaguya

The latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump dropped in Japan and revealed four new additions to the upcoming fighting game, Jump Force.

According to Weekly Shonen Jump, via Ryokuta2089, Boruto, Gaara, Kakashi and Kaguya from the Naruto franchise will be joining the Jump Force roster. The addition of these four shinobi brings the total representatives from the Naruto franchise to six (if you add the titular protagonist and his rival, Sasuke.)

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Boruto is the son of Naruto and Hinata who gains the power of Jogan, a special eye technique. Its powers remain unknown and are still being explored in the Boruto anime and manga.

Gaara is the current Kazekage, leader of the Sand Village, and former host to the one-tailed Jinchuuriki. He was introduced in the Naruto manga/anime as a villain but eventually becomes one of the titular protagonist's greatest allies. Gaara can manipulate sand to create shields, weapons and walls.

Kakashi was the leader of the ninja squad that included Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura. He was known as the "copy ninja" since he was in possession of the Sharingan and was able to imitate his opponent's moves. After the events of the main Naruto series, Kakashi would become Hokage.

Kaguya was the final antagonist of the main Naruto series. She is dubbed "the mother of all shinobi" as she was the first person to eat from the Divine Tree, giving her access to chakra and the ability to use Jutsu. She would use her new powers to end war and bring peace to the world. She would give birth to Hagoromo and Hamura, who would later become the two pillars of the Ninja World. Unfortunately for Kaguya, her thirst for more power forced her sons to seal her away into the Divine Tree.

The four new characters will likely be revealed in a trailer or screenshots soon as a new Jump Force demo is set to be present at this year's PAX South from January 18-20, the same weekend as the open beta.

Boruto, Gaara, Kakashi and Kaguya's addition brings the overall roster to 37. These characters include: Deku from My Hero Academia , Asta from Black Clover, Kenshin and Makoto from Rurouni Kenshin, Ryo, Kenshiro, Yugi Muto, Goku, Vegeta, Frieza, Cell, Piccolo, Luffy, Naruto, Ichigo, Rukia, Aizen, Sasuke, Sanji, Sabo, Blackbeard, Zolo, Yusuke and Toguro from YuYu Hakusho , Killua, Gon, Kurapika and Hisoka from Hunter x Hunter , Pegasus Seiya and Dragon Shiryu from Saint Seiya. Trunks, Boa Hancock, and Renji Abarai.

Jump Force is set to release February 15 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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