Fans of the popular anime series Naruto will be pleased to hear that the latest game, Naruto: Powerful Shippunden, released this year in Japan, will be on its way to Europe and North America very soon.

The 3DS title is based on the spin-off series Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals and is a sidescrolling fighter that features two gameplay modes, a story-based campaign and an endless battle mode that will no doubt keep high score junkies coming back for more. Naruto and Rock Lee are both playable characters in the game and have their own individual stories.

Namco Bandai, the game's publisher, has revealed Naruto: Powerful Shippuden will become available in March 2013 in North America; the European release is much more specific: 8th March 2013. A new English trailer has been released alongside the announcement and can be seen below.

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