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This article was published on July 8, 2016

Fruit Ninja in VR might be the most compelling reason to get an HTC Vive

Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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I loved using the HTC Vive’s handheld controllers to manipulate puzzle pieces and shoot evil aliens when I tried it at MWC earlier this year, but the strongest argument for getting the $800 VR experience hardware has been revealed: Fruit Ninja in virtual reality.

That’s right, you’ll be able to use the controllers as swords to slice up flying fruits and avoid deadly bombs. In addition to slashing fruit, you can also swat other objects out of your way, skewer multiple pieces of fruit and launch them all in the air for high combo points.

The game is currently available on Steam through its Early Access program, which means it isn’t finished yet. However, developer Halfbrick Studios says it already offers a polished experience and will soon get more locations, weapons and even player-versus-player multiplayer modes. Plus, it’ll also arrive for Oculus Rift soon.

If you’d like to get in on the action right away, Steam has Fruit Ninja VR on offer at 20 percent off for a limited time.

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