Ask someone to list the most popular mobile games and there’s a good chance that Fruit Ninja will be in that list besides staples like Angry Birds and Candy Crush. Ever since the first version was released back in 2010 the game has been downloaded over 500 million times across all platforms its available on. The developer has said today that it has a major Fruit Ninja update up its sleeve which will be released next month for both iOS and Android.

Halfbrick Studios, responsible for developing Fruit Ninja, revealed today that they have “completely rebuilt” the game from scratch. Gone is the old menu and user interface replaced by new visual elements that focus on streamlining the important aspects which are gameplay, social features and equipping players with new gear.

In the previous version dojos and blades were merely cosmetic, the upcoming versions will allow players to equip themselves with different dojos and blades before they start off. These different items will have unique effects on gameplay so don’t think they’ll only be cosmetic in nature.

Now that there are new weapons and equipment in the game Halfbrick has also broken the score ceiling and “added an exponential amount of depth and strategy to slicing.”

The developer has merely teased the next major update for Fruit Ninja at this point. We’ll get to see more next month. The official release is expected in early October on the App Store, Google Play Store and the Amazon Appstore.

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