The latest issue of the American Shonen Jump recently dedicated a page in the magazine which talks about the awakenings for Jiraiya, Shikamaru, 4-Tailed Naruto, Hidan, and Kakuzu in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2. YouTube user, MirageUchiha, recently recorded a video which covers the content of that page. Check it out below!
Here is some of the info from the magazine / video in textual format:
The awakened State in Ninja Storm 2 can save your game. To get it, you need to have lost half your life bar and have full chakra for two seconds. It only lasts 30 seconds, but gives you new abilities. Check out these characters’ Awakened States!
Jiraiya – Ma and Pa toad appear enabling Jiraiya to use Sage Art: Bath of Boiling Oil.
Shikamaru – In this state, some of Shikamaru’s attributes will be increased.
Naruto – Naruto’s fourth tail comes out transforming him into a powerful beast that can attack with his claws and the Chakra Cannon. You don’t want to get hit by a Chakra Cannon, trust us.
Hidan – Hidan changes into his Ceremonial Mode and gets an increase in some attributes.
Kakuzu – Kakuzu changes into “Earth Grudge Mode” with 2 masks, Fire Style and Wind Style. He can then use Wind and Fire Styles along with his tentacles.