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Grab A Slice Of Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots On 20th October

By , on October 10, 2011

Having written about one Best of 2010 iPhone game from an Australian developer only last week, we're turning the spotlight onto another App Store diamond cut Down Under.

Halfbrick's Fruit Ninja finished 9th in our end-of-year rundown and shifted copies by the million - ten, to be precise - to voracious consumers worldwide, more than justifying the gamble the studio took when releasing the game exclusively on iOS devices.

Now, the Aussie devs are set to take the Fruit Ninja franchise to the next level by jumping on the movie tie-in bandwagon, whose passengers already include Angry Birds Rio, Horrid Henry, and Doodle Jump: Hop.

In collaboration with the makers of the forthcoming motion picture Puss in Boots, DreamWorks, Halfbrick will launch Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots on 20th October.

The fruit-mashing formula hasn't been altered significantly in this fast-paced sequel, which naturally stars the sword-wielding kitty from the animated Shrek series.

What has changed, however, is the number of game types - new Desperado and Bandito modes flesh out the traditional Fruit Ninja experience, with the latter testing the precision of your slash during a series of challenges.

If you've been waiting patiently for Fruit Ninja's successor on the App Store for over a year, start counting down the days until the 20th.

And watch this trailer.