Fruit Ninja will soon be an animated series

fruit ninja animated series fruitninjascreen
What fruit-themed mobile game are you dying to see turned into a hit children’s animated series? If you said Fruit Ninja, then you’re in luck, because that show is real, and it’s coming next January.

The show, which will feature roughly 11-minute episodes, is being produced by Halfbrick, the same studio responsible for the Fruit Ninja game series. While the game isn’t marketed to one demographic in particular, the show will focus on younger kids “co-viewing with their parents,” according to Halfbrick Vice President of Entertainment and Licensing Sam White. The series will also be featured on the YouTube Kids app to make viewing episodes easier for younger children.

“Fruit Ninja promotes a positive sense of humour and accessibility to players in all walks of life,” said YouTube Asia Pacific’s Ben Grubbs. This is in contrast to the similar (but just as fun!) Dishonored: Rat Assassin from Bethesda, which takes the (apple) core Fruit Ninja gameplay but replaces pears and pineapples with diseased vermin.

In addition to the show, White announced that Halfbrick will be producing “a new compilation playlist” dubbed “Fruit Ninja Nation,” for fans to submit their own content for the YouTube channel, as well as developer diaries and documentaries. This seems like a perfect opportunity for people to record themselves flailing their arms around like they’re fighting several imaginary ghosts, and it’s hard to beat that.

While Halfbrick is certainly best known for the Fruit Ninja series — which recently crossed 1 billion downloads — the developer was also responsible for another hit on iOS, Android, and even Windows 8: the sidescrolling Jetpack Joyride. Should Halfbrick decide to turn another one of its games into an animated series, it might be a good pick, especially since it actually has a character.


Google Chrome 70 is finally getting a picture-in-picture mode

Picture-in-picture mode is finally coming to Google Chrome 70 on Mac, Linux, and Windows. The feature not only applies to YouTube but also any other website where developers have chosen to implement it.

Epic Games sues ‘Fortnite’ YouTuber creators over cheating software

Epic Games has filed a lawsuit against two YouTube users for their role in promoting cheating and hacking tools for Fortnite via a YouTube channel and personal website. As of now, the channel is still live.
Social Media

YouTube is back after crashing for users around the world

It's rare to see YouTube suffer serious issues, but the site went down around the world for a period of time on October 16. It's back now, and we can confirm it's loading normally on desktop and mobile.

Feed your fandom: These are the best YouTube channels for sports lovers

If you're a cable cutter who still wants to enjoy quality sports highlights and analysis, YouTube is the place to go. There are plenty of great sports-centric channels on YouTube, each of which provides great highlights and top-shelf…

Who needs a sharpshooter when you have our 'Fortnite' shooting gallery guide

Fortnite season 6, week 4 challenges are here and with it comes the shooting gallery challenge. We show you where to find the shooting gallery locations and what kind of guns to use.

The best Nintendo Switch deals and bundles for October 2018

Looking to score Nintendo's latest hybrid console? We've smoked out the best Nintendo Switch deals right here, including discounts on stand-alone consoles as well as bundles that feature games like Fortnite and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

'World's best gaming processor'? We put Intel's new i9 through the ringer

Intel has launched the first Core i9 for the average gamer. Despite some controversies around its release, it’s the fastest gaming processor we’ve yet tested.

Rockstar Games employees defend work culture following controversy

Rockstar Games employees have taken to social media to speak out about working conditions following the controversial comment about 100-hour work weeks made by co-founder Dan Houser in an interview.
Home Theater

They’re not just for gaming: Watch Blu-rays on the Xbox One S and Xbox One X

While the Xbox One S and Xbox One X boost the visuals of your games, they also can pull double-duty as Blu-ray players, but there's a bit of set up needed. Need help? Here's our guide on how to watch Blu-rays on the Xbox One S and X.

More days gone: Sony moves zombie exclusive ‘Days Gone’ to April

Sony has delayed the PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone to April. It was previously bumped from a 2018 release window into February, 2019, but Sony Bend apparently needs more time to add polish.

Annual game releases are boring. Try a quirky indie game for the PS4 instead

While big budget games rely on practical innovation, indie games dive head first into new, unexplored territories. If the quirky and unusual appeal to you, take a look at our list of the best indie games on PS4.
Product Review

Huawei’s monster Mate 20 X makes the Galaxy Note 9 look small

The Huawei Mate 20 X has a 7.2-inch screen, but is surprisingly manageable to hold, yet still a little too big to carry around. Huawei’s pushing the phone’s ability as a mobile gaming handheld, challenging the Nintendo Switch.

Here's where Xur is and what he has for wares this week in 'Destiny 2: Forsaken'

The weekly vendor in Destiny 2: Forsaken always brings Exotic weapons and armor, some of the toughest loot to find in the game. Here's everything you need to know to track down Xur: Where he is, when he shows up, and what he's stocking.

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ adds Black Market system to dress up your soldier

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 added the Black Market system to PS4 today, giving players new ways to unlock and acquire additional customization items, such as outfits for Specialists.