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The fruit-slashing favourite, Halfbricks' Fruit Ninja, has received an update today that brings with it some pretty nice new multiplayer features. 

The "pomegranate" update is now live in the Google Play Store. The multiplayer options are now available using both local and online multiplayer services. At first glance, it seems to work really well too. You can choose who you want to play against, or swipe over the quick match option to be taken to a random opponent. 

Beyond this, as with any good update we also get some bug fixes too. There is a compatibility update for a small number of devices that were experiencing a "minor audio bug." 

Download links are after the break. Note though that this update is only for the paid version of the application. 



Reader comments

Fruit Ninja updated, new multiplayer capabilities added


You'll have to start a new game though as it breaks your old progress. Even Titanium Backup wouldn't let me restore my saved data. Holding off on this update until they fix it.

Does it still have low-res and ridiculously long loading time for OpenFeint? It burns my eyes playing it on the GNex. One of the reasons I switched to Fruit Slice.

Indeed why the hell does a game need to take photos.
Not to mention all the other new permissions like gps location and read your contacts list and phone state.

I get the contact list and gps are probably for the multiplayer stuff but come on its a game I'm not letting it read all my contacts

No way I'm updating to this one

I'm not going to update until they at least explain the permissions, why does this game need access to my camera, contacts and location? and so on..?