Fruit Ninja Kinect‘s announcement was already spoiled by a Korean Rating Board, but from now on it’s official! This is getting Kinect support and will be a downloadable Xbox Live Arcade title. Classic, Zen, and Arcade Modes are included, as well as the Kinect-exclusive multiplayer Party Mode and a new Challenge system. This game, naturally, also features Xbox Live standards: leaderboards and achievements.

The worldwide gaming phenomenon “Fruit Ninja” is now coming to Kinect for Xbox 360 in its juiciest form yet — YOU are the ninja! Your arms are now blades, and the battle against the world’s most delicious produce is just beginning. “Fruit Ninja Kinect” is an amazing evolution of the slice-em-up genre created by Halfbrick, utilizing next-generation precision power for the juiciest combat ever!

“Fruit Ninja Kinect is perfect for the Kinect system,” said Phil Larsen, marketing director of Halfbrick. “Not only is the game intuitive, challenging and fun, it’s even a bit of a workout. With the added bonuses of being able to play side-by-side another player and compare scores on the XBLA leaderboards, we’re really taking the Fruit Ninja experience to a whole new level.”

Summer of Arcade

Starting July 20, enjoy five consecutive weeks of the season’s most highly anticipated downloadable games, including:

  • “Toy Soldiers: Cold War” (Signal Studios/Microsoft Studios)
  • “Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet” (Fuelcell/Microsoft Studios)
  • “Fruit Ninja Kinect” (Halfbrick/Microsoft Studios)
  • “Bastion” (Supergiant Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • “From Dust” (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft)

The other arcade games are not Kinect games, but Fruit Ninja Kinect is, obviously. But, how about those screens and trailer you promised? Well, check those out below and enjoy the show!

Fruit Ninja Kinect Trailer

Fruit Ninja Kinect Screenshots

Fruit Ninja is not a game of a great backstory or awesome strategy, just slice the fruit and enjoy it while you’re doing that!