The classic iOS fruit-slashing game Fruit Ninja [99¢] made the jump to Xbox Live Arcade today. The concept behind the game is identical with the major difference being how the game is controlled. Instead of swiping with your fingers, Fruit Ninja Kinect utilizes the Kinect accessory to allow you to wildly flail your arms around to slice fruit. This is all presented in a really clever way, with your body appearing as a silhouette behind the fruit on the screen.

Take a look at the awesome release trailer:

Fruit Ninja Kinect is available for 800 Microsoft points, which equates to $10. You can find it just by searching around the Xbox Live Arcade section on your Xbox 360, or you can get it from Microsoft's online marketplace. There's even a free demo you can try. Yes, I realize this is TouchArcade, not XboxArcade, but come on, how cool is it to see an original iOS game hopping to consoles utilizing new and crazy control methods? I can't wait to give it a try.

  • Anonymous

    I cant wait to give it a try either... if only I had a kinect... and an xbox too I guess :o

    That said, I've been eying kinect for quite some time now coz it 'sounds' like a great toy for kids. Not enough good games have shown up for kinect yet though. What else is out there (for kids) other than the couple of games MS showed off during the launch? 

  • Anonymous

    I cant wait to give it a try either... if only I had a kinect... and an xbox too I guess :o

    That said, I've been eying kinect for quite some time now coz it 'sounds' like a great toy for kids. Not enough good games have shown up for kinect yet though. What else is out there (for kids) other than the couple of games MS showed off during the launch? 

  • Anonymous

    Rise of Nightmares is being billed as the first "adult" game..

  • Jcman7

    Thats pretty cool! Nice commercial too.

  • http://twitter.com/MarkEightThree MarkEightThree

    If you can hold off until early September then you can pick up FNK as part of a $40 bundle with Gunstringer, another solid looking Kinect title. I figure the demo of FNK will hold me off until that comes out.

  • Anonymous

    I am going to try the game tonight and if I like it I'm buying it. I've been told that the copy that comes with The Gunstringer is a download code, so I could resell that and recoup at least some of the loss. I sure hope it's a download code because who wants a casual game like Fruit Ninja Kinect to require getting a disc and loading it? That would be pretty horrid for this game. Anyway, I doubt I'll be able to wait for The Gunstringer to come out before playing FNK.

  • BemBem

    Am I the only one that realizes that Halfbrick used Smosh and nigahiga for their trailer? Awesome

    • Me

      That's not Smosh and Nihahiga

      • http://twitter.com/justlegos Justin Somers

        It appeared one of the "fruits" was Halfbrick's Phil Larsen, although I'm not entirely sure.

  • Guest

    I see a lot of reviews suggesting this may be the best thing to happen to Kinect thus far... which doesn't say much about the product as a whole.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Yeah, so far my Kinect has amounted to little more than a weird $150 accessory that falls off the top of my TV every once in a while when I turn on my Xbox and it pans up and down.

    • Anonymous

      People -- especially in this industry,  seem to forget things pretty easily. When Kinect first came out, Dance Central was the "must buy" according to reviewers and new owners of the system; all,  but people who are too hung up to dance were crazy over it.  Things got quiet for months then Children of Eden appeared and the reviewers were like "Finally, a game that makes you want to go out and buy a Kinect". Sales of course, weren't so hot - perhaps because there were no decapitations during flight.

      Fast forward a few months, and now we have Fruit Ninja,  which I figured would be right at home on this system. Once again, the "finally a great Kinect game" comments are flowing.  I'm assuming when GunStringer hits, that will be another "finally" a game worth buying a Kinect for.

      And in other news - I'm sure a lot more IOS games will head over to the Kinect (or PS Move) thanks to swipe input becoming full hand input.

  • Anonymous

    Bought it yesterday, never played it on the iPhone and it's REAL FUN! And you're breaking a sweat after just a few minutes! ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Bought it yesterday, never played it on the iPhone and it's REAL FUN! And you're breaking a sweat after just a few minutes! ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=3302127 Kevin Hanson

    We bought it and played it yesterday. Seriously, it was so much fun to play with friends! This is a way better party game than Wii sports :-). mnemo70 is right about breaking a sweat!

    The only issue is that when playing with two players, we almost killed each other :-)