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Usain Bolt Added as Playable Character in 'Temple Run 2'

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Aug 1, 2013.

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    Imangi Studios' hit game Temple Run 2 has been updated to include Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt as a playable character.

    As expected, the character comes equipped with Bolt's signature yellow and green outfit along with unique talents like a coin-magnet speed-boost hybrid power up. Bolt spoke to USA Today about his appearance in the game, which he says that he plays while traveling.

    Temple Run 2 is Imangi's follow up to the original Temple Run game, which was first released in 2011. Temple Run 2 launched early this year, offering enhanced graphics, smoother gameplay, new power ups, and new environments. The free game was an instant hit, with more than 50 million downloads within two weeks.

    The partnership between Bolt and Imangi came about after the studio contacted him about being a character in the game. According to Bolt, he responded, "Make it happen ASAP!"

    Temple Run 2 can be downloaded from the App Store for free, though the Usain Bolt character will require a $0.99 in-app purchase. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Usain Bolt Added as Playable Character in 'Temple Run 2'
  2. macrumors 6502


    Hahahaha cool
  3. macrumors 65816


    I got the update to the app but don't see it as an option in the game..am I the only one? I prolly wouldn't pay for it anyway but I hate when things don't work the way they are supposed to.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    I bet Riley Cooper and Paula Deen won't be using this character.
  5. macrumors regular

    I'd buy that for a dollar!
  6. macrumors newbie

    signature yellow and green outfit

    FYI, the yellow and green are the national colors of Jamaica, not Bolt's "signature" outfit. All athletes who compete for Jamaica wear those colors.
  7. macrumors 65816

    Totally going to buy this.
  8. macrumors member


    Bolt is Jamaica
  9. macrumors 68040


    I laughed.
  10. macrumors 65816

    Good times. Instabuy, especially as the game didn't cost me anything itself! A fun real life tie-in, maybe it'll start a trend :). Cool response to being asked about it, proper celebrity.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Do the power ups include "testosterone injection" and "human growth hormone?"

    (just a sports joke, not maligning Usain)
  12. macrumors 68020

    With Usain Bolt, does that mean you can plow through the levels in record time?
  13. macrumors 6502

    this is gonna be awesome, cant wait to play!
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Since temple run is just one endless level, no. ;)
  15. macrumors 68000


    Buying him should allow you to play "turbo mode", where it goes at 10x the speed :p (More like 2-3x)
  16. macrumors 603


    Not with Usain Bolt. He finishes endless levels!
  17. macrumors 65816

    Now we need a Soviet Russian character so that the endless levels finish him!
  18. macrumors 6502

    i love this new tweak, made the game lively again. even Bolt is happy about this.

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