There’s some big things on the way for Fruit Ninja, as developer Halfbrick reveals plans for a major overhaul for the fan favourite game. The game’s been out for more than four years now, and it seems the studio’s getting ready to give it more than just a lick of paint.
Of course, the core gameplay experience will remain – you’ll use your finger to swipe and slice your way through all sorts of delicious produce – but everything surround it is about to change. The Australian studio explains that it’s rebuilt the game “from scratch”, doing away with the “tired menu and UI designs”, and re-focussing its attentions on streamlining your gaming experience.
Phil Larsen from Halfbrick explains:
Before starting each game, players can equip different Blades and Dojos, which were previously cosmetic only. Now, almost every item will have a unique effect on gameplay, which has effectively broken the score ceiling and added an exponential amount of depth and strategy to slicing. For example, the Great Wave dojo periodically spawns ten fruit at once, and the Autumn Blade creates a fruit-swirling tornado with every pineapple sliced.
You’ll be able to mix and match your favourite items, and to keep things fair, all your leaderboard entries will show which combinations of items you used to get that high score.
The Fruit Ninja update is scheduled to hit all major platforms in October, and we’re being teased with new content sometime after that.