The “SD” in Naruto SD Powerful Shippuden stands for “super deformed” an art style used for cutesy characters. Instead of making another fighting game, Namco Bandai and Inti Creates created a side-scrolling beat ’em up for the Nintendo 3DS.
Rock Lee and Naruto are playable characters in Naruto SD Powerful Shippuden. New scans show Yamato, Sai, and Sakura acting as support characters for Naruto’s chapter. Neji is a support character for Rock Lee’s chapter. Players can call allies by tapping on them using the touch screen.
Kakashi and Orochimaru (with a huge sword protruding from his mouth) are shown as bosses in Naruto SD Powerful Shippuden.