Fruit Ninja is one of the classic smartphone games that truly took advantage of the smartphone’s full touchscreen display. It has also evolved over the years and adapted to other platforms, like the Kinect where players could wave their hands around to slice fruit in the game, which we guess in all honesty seemed like a step away from today’s announcement.
The folks at Halfbrick Studios have officially announced that they will be bringing Fruit Ninja into the virtual reality world. The VR version won’t be too different from the mobile version and will see players have access to the Classic, Arcade, and Zen game modes. It will also be available across multiple VR platforms.
This includes the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Google Daydream, and the PlayStation VR, and it will be released this coming holiday season. Gamers will be able to use controllers to slice fruit, deflect bombs, juggle and skewer fruit, and there will also be customizable blades, new locales and characters, and even a PvP mode.
According to Adam Wood, product manager of Fruit Ninja VR, “After the latest VR technology was released, we felt that there was no better game suited to VR than Fruit Ninja. The simplicity of Fruit Ninja with the total immersion of VR creates an experience like no other. You are now The Fruit Ninja!” In the meantime you can check out the demo of the game in the video above.