Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. Jun 30, 2011
    60
    The game might please Naruto fans, but we hope future entries to improve.
  2. Jun 21, 2011
    61
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Jun 23, 2011
    50
    There is a decent game crying to get out, but poor design choices mean that Naruto needs to go back to ninja training.
  4. Jul 7, 2011
    50
    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.
  5. Jul 24, 2011
    50
    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.
  6. Jul 8, 2011
    70
    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.
  7. Jul 3, 2011
    70
    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.
  8. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Aug 6, 2011
    62
    It'll appeal to fans, but this by-the-books platformer takes far too long to warm up. [Aug 2011, p.98]

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