Imangi rolling out 'Temple Run 2' for iOS


Imangi Studios is launching the sequel to its blockbuster endless runner game Temple Run for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS.

Temple Run 2

Imangi releases Temple Run 2.

Touch Arcade reports the free-to-play Temple Run 2 surfaced in the New Zealand outpost of Apple's App Store this morning, and is slated to expand to territories including the U.S. throughout the day ahead. The title replaces the jungle environment of the first Temple Run outing in favor of a temple floating in the clouds, and it takes place during the so-called "golden hour" just prior to sunset. While the basic game mechanics remain the same, Touch Arcade notes significant improvements including a more fluid user interface and superior graphics and animation.

Imangi released the first version of Temple Run in August 2011, expanding to Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android the following March. Last summer, the company teamed with The Walt Disney Co. for Temple Run: Brave, a tie-in to the animated Pixar feature Brave. Like the original Temple Run, the Brave spinoff challenges players to navigate a series of ancient temple walls, sheer cliffs and booby traps while collecting coins, but the game shifts the setting to the same magical Scottish forest depicted in Pixar's film. The tie-in edition also adds a new archery feature.

Last week, Apple announced that Temple Run downloads topped 75 million in 2012.

For more:
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