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Halfbrick Unleashes Latest Gadgets and a Friendly Canine Sidekick for Barry Steakfries

BRISBANE, Australia - May 24, 2012 - Ready...set...blast off! Acclaimed mobile developer Halfbrick today announced that the newest content update for its fan-favorite endless runner Jetpack Joyride is now live. The new update, version 1.4, will feature a new shop item and three new gadgets, including Barry's best friend Flash, a robot dog.

All new items will be available for purchase in the Stash, and players can mix and match any two gadgets to suit their own game and goals. The newly announced items include:

Gadgets ?

    <*> Flash: Barry's longtime pal, Flash helps you collect coins and more. <*> Dezapinator: Zappers are prone to failure and sometimes fizzle out. <*> Turbo Boost: A crazy flying contraption that drops boost rings, flinging you forwards in a destructive explosion.?
Shop Items ?
    <*> DJ Headphones: Slip on these bad boys and turn the volume up high.
To check out the official "Flash" the dog trailer, visit: http://youtu.be/Ye_317ZNx8w?

Jetpack Joyride will skyrocket players into the latest adventure featuring the lovable and mischievous hero Barry Steakfries, who captured hearts in previous Halfbrick mobile games, Age of Zombies and Monster Dash. Down on his luck, Barry discovers the ultimate opportunity to turn his boring life into one of adventure, heroics and beach chairs! Inside Legitimate Research filled with jetpacks and mysterious obstacles, he commandeers the fun-fueled technology and literally shoots for the skies on a shower of bullets, rainbows, bubbles and more!

Jetpack Joyride is now available for free on the App store and on Facebook:?

For more information about Halfbrick and Jetpack Joyride, please visit: http://www.halfbrick.com

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About Halfbrick

Founded in 2001, Halfbrick has been on the forefront of the Australian game development industry for more than a decade. After years of experience developing licensed titles for platforms such as Game Boy? Advance, Nintendo DS™ and PSP? (PlayStation?Portable), the studio has begun expanding its portfolio with a range of original self-published games for downloadable platforms. In 2010, Halfbrick became one of the most well known independent developers in the world with the success of Fruit Ninja, Monster Dash and Age of Zombies on mobile devices, and other releases such as Raskulls and Fruit Ninja Kinect on Xbox LIVE? Arcade. The studio continues to create fun and unique games and looks to explore new opportunities and technologies in the world of casual games development.



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