The sequel to fruit chopping Kinect arcade game Fruit Ninja is coming exclusively to the Xbox One on the 18th March.
Now bigger and better than ever following the success of the first game, Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 will feature brand new multiplayer modes allowing up to four players to jump in on the action. Battle and party modes let you bring out your competitive side with all new unlocks rewarded for completing challenges.
The game keeps everything you love plus five new modes for the whole family to enjoy with each mode taking place at the Blueberry Moon Festival which is presented by the new Fruit Ninja Kinect team members, Katsuro, Mari, Han and Nobu. Players are now able to hack bamboo, dodge Shurikens and avoid spotlights for stealth and to become the ultimate Ninja.
Halfbrick is very proud of the announcement and released the following statement:
“This is the most satisfying, complete, and accessible party game ever created,” said Shainiel Deo, chief executive at Halfbrick Studios. “The new Kinect sensor makes a world of difference, and Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 has been built from the ground up to take full advantage of the latest hardware.”
“Fruit Ninja is our baby – it’s what got us here today and we continue to maintain an incredibly high-quality bar,” Deo added. “Hibernum have exceeded our expectations every step of the way, and we think fans will get a huge kick out of the finished product.
“We are really excited to enter the console market with an amazing brand like Fruit Ninja,” said Louis-René Auclair, vice-president and chief brand officer at Hibernum. “It was a pleasure to work with Halfbrick on this game and we are extremely proud of what we’ve created together.”
Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 will cost $14.99 and is rated E for everyone. Below are some screenshots and a trailer that were released today.