App developer ZeptoLab announced today that their sequel to the hit physics-based puzzle game Cut the Rope 2 is now available on Google Play for free.
The app recently launched on iOS this past December and will be available in the Amazon Appstore on March 30th.
The newly released Android version of the mobile puzzler will feature in-game power-ups, additional hints and customization options. There’s also a bonus mission for each level along with a new interactive map for players.
CEO of ZeptoLab, Misha Lyalin had this to say about the launch, “Our Android fans have been eagerly awaiting Cut the Rope 2 since the iOS game first became available in December. We have been working hard to bring new content and challenges to this free version, while maintaining the all of the fun and simplicity that made Cut the Rope 2 great as a paid game.”
“We’ve released many, many updates for the original Cut the Rope, and our numbers in terms of downloads and daily active users continue to climb, but we wanted to tell a different story,” said Lyalin. “We wanted to have very new game mechanics, and we felt that this is a very different game, so it deserves a number 2.”
The company also announced today that their Cut the Rope series have been downloaded over half a billion times globally. For those unfamiliar with the puzzler series launched in 2010, players assist in the feeding of an adorable little monster named Om Nom by strategically cutting ropes in order to drop food into his mouth.
The sequel uses the same concept but features more advanced interactive environments with a bigger focus on the storyline and introduction to helper characters. There are balloons, floating platforms, and whopper cushions in certain levels. As players progress in the game they’ll meet new characters like Roto who uses flight to aid Om Nom or the character Blue with the ability to multiply himself. The helper characters and special environments add an extra layer of difficulty to each zone that players will find fun and challenging.