17th September, 2010– Today Halfbrick is proud to launch version 1.4 of its hugely successful iPhone game Fruit Ninja– featuring none other than a new multiplayer mode via the amazing Game Center system from Apple! Fruit Ninja is one of the first games ever to utilize Game Center for network multiplayer.
The new multiplayer requires iOS 4.1 with Game Center, and the devices compatible are iPhone 3GS and above, and iPod Touch 2G and above. These are technical requirements from Apple and Game Center required to run the new multiplayer mode.
To get started, log in with your Game Center account, and select New Game. You’ll see the new Multiplayer option available– slice that and you’ll join the lobby. Simply select Auto Match Up, hit Play Now and you’ll be automatically pitted against another ninja! Alternatively, send an invite to one of your Game Center friends to throw down the challenge!
The game is simple– your fruits are blue and your opponent’s are red. Slice blue fruits, avoid the red fruits and keep an eye out for the elusive white fruits– these can be sliced by either opponent and award extra points! The combos are still in full force, so you must bring your A game to the table and rack up some huge scores!
Finally, you can rest assured that as per usual, we will be updating the game with more goodies in the very near future! The secret banana mode is very nearly complete, and we will be adding more Game Center functionality including leaderboards and achievements.
Thanks for all your support and we look forward to bringing you more Fruit Ninja content soon!
Halfbrick is a professional game development studio based in Brisbane, Australia. Founded in 2001, it has developed popular titles for the Game Boy Advance, PSP, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS, with expansion into XBLA, PS3 and iPhone development. For further information, please visit www.halfbrick.com and follow on Twitter, Youtube and Facebook!
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