In the midst of the two year anniversary celebration of Halfbrick‘s Fruit Ninja ($1.99) which includes a huge new update hitting the App Store sometime tomorrow, the Australian developer hasn’t forgotten about their five o’clock shadow-wearing bad ass Barry Steakfries, star of such iOS titles as Monster Dash (Free), Age of Zombies ($0.99), and Jetpack Joyride (Free). They’ve just released a new trailer revealing Flash the dog, a helpful sidekick for Barry who is coming to Jetpack Joyride in a future update.
As you can see, Flash is a helpful pup, grabbing coins for Barry and riding along in his own doggy versions of the various vehicles in the game. Also part of this update is the new gadget the Dezapinator, which will cause some of the zappers in the game to fizzle out and fail, and the Turbo Boost which will drop rings that explosively propel your forward. Finally, new DJ Headphones are available in the shop and offer up a remixed techno version of the game’s music.
The only bummer is we don’t know just when this update for Jetpack Joyride is going to hit, but we imagine it will be really soon, and in the meantime you can get back to trying to teach your dog how to use a jetpack.
Update: Via Halfbrick’s Twitter (and the astute commenters below) both updates are coming out today.
Updated update: All the updates are now available!