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Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 leaked ahead of reveal

Melon-slicing sequel believed to be an Xbox One exclusive

A sequel to Fruit Ninja Kinect appears to have been confirmed ahead of the game's official announcement.

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Fruit Ninja Kinect was released for Xbox 360 in August 2011

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), which acts as North America's games classification organisation, has provided a rating summary for the game on its official website. This slip follows a similar classification by an Australian ratings body.

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is listed as an Xbox One exclusive, though this has not been confirmed by Microsoft or Halfbrick yet. An announcement on the project, which appears to be largely finished, is expected to arrive soon.

According to the classification listings, the game has been developed in Montreal, by the indie studio Hibernum Creations. It is unclear if the series' Melbourne based creator, Halfbrick Studios, has helped on the project or is simply publishing it.

Fruit Ninja was first released for iOS devices in 2010, with ports to numerous platforms arriving later on.

By March 2011, Fruit Ninja has been downloaded more than 20 million times. About a year later, that number had mushroomed to more than 300 million.

The game's main premise is to toss various fruit across the screen, tasking the player to cut the pieces with a swipe of the finger. This simple design method has become key to its popularity within the mass market, and makes ports to other touch-screen devices relatively straightforward.

In August 2011, the studio released Fruit Ninja Kinect on Xbox 360, replacing finger swipes with full arm motions read by Kinect.

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