Naruto Powerful Shippuden hitting the 3DS on March 5th, enjoy these chibi-style new assets

Following up on the official Naruto Powerful Shippuden announcement just a few short days ago, Namco Bandai has today provided us with a solid release date for the super-deformed, and super cute, Nintendo 3DS title.

There are also a handful of new screens along with the final boxart as seen below.

Naruto Powerful Shippuden screens/art:

Make sure to read on for additional info and to pre-order the game from Amazon.

Get ready for a Naruto-packed Tuesday in March, because we at NAMCO BANDAI Games America are excited announce that NARUTO Powerful Shippuden on the Nintendo 3DS will hit the streets on March 5, 2013!

This side-scrolling action fighting game brings an adorable, super-deformed anime twist to the sprightly ninja showdown for players of all ages to enjoy. Today, we are also sharing new screenshots and the finalized box art to get fans visually pumped for more of Rock Lee and Naruto Uzumaki in chibi form.