fruit ninja

As promised a couple of weeks ago, developer Halfbrick has releases a major update to its popular touch-themed arcade game Fruit Ninja for the iPhone and iPad that greatly changes the basic gameplay of the title.

Here's a quick look at the changes for version 2.0 of Fruit Ninja:

In the biggest addition to Fruit Ninja since launch, all Blades and Dojos now have a unique effect on gameplay. Want a ten-fruit Great Wave? Bouncing clouds to never drop a fruit? Swirling tornados for epic combos? Mix and match your gear, experiment with all the powers and find what works for you! Joining the action are new characters from the amazing world of Fruitasia. Katsuro and Mari will guide you during the game as you grow from a novice fruit bruiser to all-out slicing machine!

The game is 99 cents but it also contains a number of in-app purchases that range from $1.99 to $49.99. If you are a fan of the previous version of Fruit Ninja, what do you think of the gameplay changes in this new update?