Halfbrick has announced a brand new game designed especially for the iPhone and iPhone Touch. It's called Fruit Ninja and it involves swiping the screen with your finger in order to punish waves of innocent, juicy, fleshy seed-structures.
Of course, the real news is the fact that the game's announcement trailer is particularly brilliant. You are all advised to watch it, because it is funny and it will make you want to play the game regardless of whether or not it's good. Speaking of which, it looks like exactly the kind of silly fun that sells well on the iPhone, so here's hoping it'll sell a few copies. We like Halfbrick very much, after all.
April 13th, 2010 - Fruit Ninja is an exciting action game that is simple to play and impossible to put down!
Swipe your finger across the screen to deliciously slash and splatter fruit like a true ninja warrior. But be careful of the bombs, which are explosive to the touch and will put a swift end to your juicy adventure!
“Violent and visceral combat. It’s you versus a watermelon,” says Luke Muscat, lead designer. “Who hasn’t wanted to attack a melon with a sword just to see it explode? We’ve captured the awesome feeling of splatty squishiness, and thanks to the hands-on touch controls of the iPhone, you really feel satisfied with the sweet, juicy carnage on the screen!”
Fruit Ninjas also uses OpenFeint, so players can unlock achievements and shoot for the top of the global leaderboards while racking up OpenFeint points. Your success will also please the wise ninja Sensei, who will accompany your journey with wise words and fun fruit facts.
Fruit Ninja will be released April 21st worldwide on the App Store for a juice-inducing price of 99 cents.
Step up, wield your katana and enjoy the messiest and most satisfying fruit game ever!