Popular fruit-slicing game Fruit Ninja Kinect is getting an 8-bit makeover according to developer Halfbrick. The Australian developer has announced that an 8-bit expansion for Fruit Ninja Kinect titled “8-bit Cartridge” will be made available as DLC through Xbox Live Arcade.
The DLC puts an old-school twist on the current Fruit Ninja formula with 8-bit graphics (yea, you probably guessed that by now), retro sound effects, giant pixelated fruit and everything you would expect from an 8-bit remake. The “Cartridge” is set to be released this Friday, August 31st for 160 Microsoft Points. Halfbrick has promised that this is the first of many DLC releases for 2012.
If you’re going to be hitting up the Penny Arcade Expo this year, you’ll be glad to know that Halfbrick will be in attendance at PAX Prime to show off the DLC. Apparently they will also be giving away free download codes to those who attend and visit the booth (while supplies last of course), so you should definitely check them out.
I’ve personally only played Fruit Ninja in an arcade, but my experience with the game was quite fun, and actually a little tiring after a while. I enjoyed the game way more than I expected and I felt like I was getting a workout almost. Check out the new trailer released for 8-bit Cartridge below and let us know what you think.