Fruit Ninja celebrates 5th anniversary with biggest update ever

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Fruit Ninja celebrates 5th anniversary with biggest update ever

As the fruit-slaying smartphone game smashes ONE BILLION downloads, gaming developer Halfbrick launches an all-new update to mark Fruit Ninja’s five-year anniversary.

Are YOU one of those people who take pleasure in poleaxing pineapples? What about wasting watermelons, annihilating apples, punishing peaches or obliterating oranges? Do you get a sense of satisfaction from shredding strawberries? Killing kiwifruits with a katana? Butchering bananas with a blade? Or maybe, just maybe, you get off on TOTALLY PWNING pomegranates?

If so, it’s time to sharpen them swords, grasshopper… Fruit Ninja not only just clocked ONE BILLION downloads, we also turned 5! And that means a brand-spanking, blade-slashing, new gore-tacular splatter-fest of an update.

Dropping today on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore for Android, the new Fruit Ninja update is FREE for new and existing players. It’s been a fun and fruitful five years, so this is Halfbrick’s way of saying “Arigatō!”

Whether you’re a casual fruit-slaying commuter or a dedicated smartphone shinobi, the new and improved Fruit Ninja is going to rock your socks off (while no doubt infuriating grocers and sending fruitaphobes quivering into the foetal position).

Halfbrick CEO Shainiel Deo is likewise pumped about what this all means. “The latest update of Fruit Ninja is really a new chapter for the game and for Halfbrick,” he said. “We are grateful for the success it’s brought, but we’re also excited by the evolution of the game… and it all starts here.”

So what’s new exactly? Well, this is a whole new competitive era for Fruit Ninja, so things are about to heat up…

For the first time, challenge six iconic opponents to unlock the exclusive Golden Ember Blade!

From juggling fruit to manipulating bombs, you can master new tricks in six unique mini games!

Make it through the new Tournament Mode and you will be awarded this new bad-ass blade. Use it to trap fruit in a fiery blaze and then slice again for epic high scores!

But wait, there’s more!

Fruit Ninja-themed updates and events are occurring simultaneously across other popular Halfbrick titles including Jetpack Joyride, Monster Dash, Radical Rappelling and Bears vs Art.

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About Halfbrick

Halfbrick is a professional game development studio based in Brisbane, Australia. Founded in 2001, it has developed many popular games across mobile and digital platforms including Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride and Fish Out Of Water. For further information, please visit and follow on Twitter, YouTube or Facebook.

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