Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 will be gracing the Xbox One with its presence on March 18, Halfbrick announced today.
Developed by Hibernum Creations in Montreal, Canada, Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 features five new game modes, four-person multiplayer, a new progression system, and an expanded line-up of characters.
Each mode takes place at the Blueberry Moon festival, and is presented by one of the new Fruit Ninja team members—Katsuro, Mari, Han and Nobu. These modes will see players dodging shurikens, hacking through a forest of bamboo, and avoiding spotlights. In multiplayer, up to four players can take part in Battle and Party modes.
“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 likeFruit 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 be available exclusively on Xbox One from March 18 for $14.99.