Fruit Ninja Kinect outed - Report

Korea's ratings board reveals mobile game is being ported to Microsoft's motion control system.

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In March, mobile game company Lima Sky announced that its smash hit Doodle Jump had sold more than 10 million copies and that a Kinect port was on the way. Now, another mobile game appears to be making the leap to Microsoft's new full-body gesture-recognition technology.

Fruit Ninja appears to be slicing its way onto Kinect.

According to Korea's Game Ratings Board (via Siliconera) the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone smash hit will see release on the Kinect sometime in the future. Presently, neither Microsoft nor Ninja Fruit developer Halfbrick have said a word about the project.

The mobile version of Fruit Ninja has players slicing up various fruits by swiping their finger across the screen. It is unknown how the game will work with the Kinect. However, some German students last month created their own playable version (viewable below).

Discussion

32 comments
raahsnavj
raahsnavj

our first .99 X360 game! (well, I guess excluding indie games) - it will be .99 right? That's pretty much the limit of what Fruit Ninja should be worth.

C8M
C8M

Many popular iPhone games would work well as XBLA games for Kinect. Doodle Jump and Fruit Ninja are already known to be coming to Kinect, but I'm sure there will be many more in the future.

Ratchet_Fan8
Ratchet_Fan8

i like fruit ninja on android + iphone but a console realease would be silly

Stonecutters908
Stonecutters908

@Raxyman I only said Killzone 3 was "serviceable" on the Move, that is basically calling it average. Ghost Recon? That game is poop on the Wii and No more heroes is probably one of the most overrated titles on the Wii. Wishful thinking if you think games like Mirrors edge or Amnesia will appear on Kinect because those games are designed for core gamers and the Kinect is a family friendly gamer device. I don't think many developers are going to risk making a game for core audiences that is designed to use the Kinect because core gamers don't give a crap about motion gaming.

NND1
NND1

yes I need more Kinect.. How about thAT STARWARS KINECT!!

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

@Fantasy_Dragon: oh right... wonder why i never thought of that XD

squidracerX
squidracerX

saw that coming, hope they add something or make it like $2 bucks though, that will be really boring on a console. You cant go from Gears to Fruit Ninja and be very impressed..... Im sure they will add some modes or something?

Raxyman
Raxyman

@Stonecutters908 Seriously, playing Killzone on move is lame. I don't think it will ever be a decent shooter for Kinect too but, no motion has captured the essence of FPS just yet. And Mario galaxy and zelda are hyped games that isn't exactly innovative on motion. Want a good wii example? Ghost Recon, No More Heroes, Okami, and such. I agree Kinect doesn't have great titles yet, but don't you think it's a tech work investing? Imagine games like amnesia on it. Or maybe Mirrors Edge? THAT'S immersion, if they release tho...

TheArcade
TheArcade

Problem isn't the controller, it's the GOOD games taking forever to come out. (save for Dance Central)

TheArcade
TheArcade

Still waiting on Rise of Nightmares and Steel Batalion on Kinect Microsoft.

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

it says fruit "ninja". where's the ninja?

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

I'm sorry guys but this crap looks boring as hell. I played games like this on my PS2 eye-toy.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

@R3NeGaDeAnGeL Ah! I thumbed you down cuz for some strange reason I took you seriously at first. I have no clue why. Then it just sunk in and I couldn't stop laughing! It's been a long night man...

y2kern
y2kern

lol it looks cool, the guy is holding something in his hand, meaning that kinect will be able to scan and recognize objects in the players hand. star wars and metal gear solid rising would have been 2 perfect titles for utilizing the kinect. you could practically purhcase your own light saber and use it or your own katana.

Stonecutters908
Stonecutters908

yay? You know something ironic about the Kinect. It has the most impressive motion control techs but they are almost useless in the context of gaming. Unless you want to dance around your living room the games are awful and its biggest problem is that there is no controller. Look at the PS Move, still mediocre games but you have Killzone 3, Socom 4, etc..some serviceable stuff. The Wii has Mario galaxy 1 and 2 and Zelda and even the Tiger woods games are fun but that would require a controller that mimicks a golf club. The Kinect has nothing because the user has to move around like a douche with no controller. Everything must be attached to a human movement and that is its biggest downfall. Fantastic way to flip through a netflix queue though. Well worth the 150 bucks.

R3NeGaDeAnGeL
R3NeGaDeAnGeL

Wow! I'm calling game of the year right now. Top notch graphics, varied gameplay, and the story...this will definitely be a timeless classic...

alkaline_DnB
alkaline_DnB

maybe if this was metal gear rising, and you were decapitating soldiers and severing limbs...but fruit?...come on now. looks dumb as hell.

daviwinn
daviwinn

@ nini200, it's pretty simple. They're not going to do a FPS Kinect game.

nini200
nini200

yawn. I'm still waiting to see how they will pull off a fps with Kinect because without at least one analog for movement, it cant be done.

pokecharm
pokecharm

oh, this looks amusing - silly, but is there a story/plot...probably not ;)

Indyskater
Indyskater

Boring game. I played it for a couple of minutes and never play it again. Still on my phone though. But I have 3DS now which takes up all my time gaming.

IceJester45
IceJester45

Don't know what this is. Doesn't look good, though. Still waiting for more info on the good-looking Kinect games in the pipe (Project Draco, Steel Battalion, Haunt, etc.). Will I have to wait until E3?

TheBlackSpeed
TheBlackSpeed

I'd rather play it on my Droid. That..just look awful lol.

AceCometh
AceCometh

If only Angry Birds would come out on XBL Arcade...

focus0894
focus0894

Woooooowwww..... Looks boring as hell. -_-

Cwagmire21
Cwagmire21

@Rotuhilri This sums it up for me at least. I downloaded it for free when it was available on the Amazon App store and uninstalled it after a few minutes. Got very old, very quickly.

Icehearted
Icehearted

Fruit Ninja Kinect So is that the title of the article or will they be doing the same annoying thing Nintendo did when they prefixed every Super Nintendo game "Super-" or suffixed every Nintendo 64 game with "64"? I hope that whatever the case this isn't a trend, otherwise they resorted to shovelware much faster than I'd anticipated.

Rotuhiiri
Rotuhiiri

Looks like fun. For five seconds.