Fruit Ninja was a massive hit for mobile gaming back in 2010 when it was released on iOS and Android. With such a simple concept of swiping the screen to slice and dice a variety of fruit, it lead to hours of competitive gameplay to beat your friends’ score, and now Halfbrick Studios have announced that the title is heading to VR.
The game is set to be compatible with all existing VR headsets including the HTC Vive, Playstation VR, Oculus Rift, and even Google Daydream VR. The title will come with the three familiar game modes of Zen, Classic, and Arcade as in the original title, but will also include a new PvP mode that is optimised for VR that will see two players up against each other in a fight to the fruit-end.
“After the latest VR technology was released, we felt that there was no better game suited to VR than Fruit Ninja,” said Adam Wood, product manager of Fruit Ninja VR, Halfbrick Studios. “The simplicity of Fruit Ninja with the total immersion of VR creates an experience like no other.”
Fruit Ninja is set for a June release for the Vive and Rift and an unspecified date later this year for the Playstation VR and Daydream VR. Pricing for the title is yet to be announced.
If you’re interested in getting updates about Fruit Ninja VR, then Halfbrick Studios have set up a website in which you can register to receive notifications about future details and launch information here.
With the popularity of the title on mobile, it would be of no surprise if Fruit Ninja helped catapult gaming on VR for the average consumer who wasn’t interested in the traditional applications of VR and simply wanted a fun game to pick up and play with the family.
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