ZeptoLab's 'Cut the Rope' tops 400M downloads, sequel coming soon

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ZeptoLab said it will release a new version of its blockbuster mobile puzzle game Cut the Rope in time for the 2013 holiday season.

Cut the Rope 2 promises to re-imagine the world of the game's protagonist, a green monster named Om-Nom. ZeptoLab said the title will deliver new twists on the original's physics-based gameplay mechanics, bolstered by never-before-seen characters and interactive environments. In tandem with the Cut the Rope 2 launch, ZeptoLab also will roll out a new season of its animated web series Om Nom Stories.

Cut the Rope, available for platforms including Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS and Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android, has generated more than 400 million downloads worldwide since ZeptoLab first introduced the game in 2010, reaching 60 million active monthly users during the first half of 2013. Spinoff titles include Cut the Rope: Experiments, Cut the Rope: Time Travel and Pudding Monsters. Players have now cut more than 60 billion ropes at a pace of 42,000 ropes per minute, feeding nearly 20 billion candies to Om Nom in the process, the company said. Release

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