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Tomy’s Naruto 3DS Game Is Being Localized…In Europe


Well, that didn’t take long at all. The game isn’t even out in Japan yet, and already we have confirmation that Tomy’s Naruto Shippuden: Nin-rittai Emake! Saikyou Ninkai Kessen on the Nintendo 3DS will be seeing a localized release…but only in Europe for now.


Saikyou Ninkai Kaisen is being brought overseas by U.K. publisher, 505 Games, who have dubbed the title “Naruto Shippuden 3D – The New Era.” 505 Games say that Naruto Shippuden 3D – The New Era will be published sometime during 2011.


The New Era features a new female character by the name of Malice. It also allows you to transform into Naruto’s “Sage mode” once his special gauge is completely charged. Interestingly, 505 also say that the game will make use of the 3DS’ “motion controls” in certain situations, like dodging certain attacks and during boss fights.


Aside from unlockables found during the course of the game, 505 will be distributing “Sharingan codes” as well (QR Codes perhaps?), which you’ll need to detect with the Nintendo 3DS camera to unlock in-game items and characters.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.