Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. Jul 8, 2011
    The lack of a versus mode, a minimal usage of the 3D feature and the bad atmosphere are lowering the score, while the rest offers you a solid 2D-jump'n'run game in the world of Naruto Shippuden.
  2. Jul 3, 2011
    In conclusion Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era is a strong enough title on the 3DS and thankfully doesn't fall into the drivelware category.
  3. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Aug 6, 2011
    It'll appeal to fans, but this by-the-books platformer takes far too long to warm up. [Aug 2011, p.98]
  4. Jun 21, 2011
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Jun 30, 2011
    The game might please Naruto fans, but we hope future entries to improve.
  6. Jul 24, 2011
    Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era feels like an original DS game with texture filtering, poorly executed 3D, and game breaking motion sensor controls tacked on.
  7. Jul 7, 2011
    Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era can be compared to a piece of chicken, without the tasty skin and having just too little meat on its bone. The New Era offers decent action, but lacks on other fronts. Meanwhile, the presentation tries its very best to undermine the potential the license holds.
  8. Jun 23, 2011
    There is a decent game crying to get out, but poor design choices mean that Naruto needs to go back to ninja training.
  9. Nintendo Gamer
    Aug 1, 2011
    Hold out for the vastly superior Shinobi. [Aug 2011, p.72]
  10. Jun 29, 2011
    Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era is a really flawed game which looks like it has been developed for the previous system and then rushed over the Nintendo 3DS to push its sales by appealing fans of the young ninja.
  11. Jul 20, 2011
    Naruto Shippuden 3D – The New Era is a complete disaster. Boring, tedious, repetitive, it's one of the worst Nintendo 3DS titles.
  12. Jun 30, 2011
    Naruto Shippuden: The New Era is a product created just to milk Naruto's community. The lack of a good gameplay, the bad visuals and the awful use of the gyroscope and 3D effects are enough to say "thanks but no thanks".
  13. Jun 17, 2011
    Naruto is the golden eggs goose, like Dragon Ball in its time. Some titles may rise above the average, but this one isn't one of them. Be weary of the quickly produced, fan service products like this game and its poor combat gameplay.
  14. Jul 11, 2011
    Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era is a very bad platform game for Nintendo 3ds.
  15. Jul 8, 2011
    Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era is a lesson in how not to do platformers. A shoddy effort.

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