Cancel Tonight’s Plans Because Temple Run 2 is Hitting the App Store Today!

Screenshots courtesy of Touch Arcade

Screenshots courtesy of Touch Arcade

One of the earliest mega-hit iOS titles is getting a sequel tonight!  Temple Run was extremely easy to play, with its swipe left or right to dodge, swipe up to jump, and swipe down to slide mechanics.  It was also one of the first endless runner type games and really started the craze, as we’ve seen innumerable games of this genre hit the app store since.

Imangi Studios has developed the upcoming follow-up along with help from Fuzzycube Software.  The Temple Run formula seems to have been left unchanged, as you’ll still be tilting to grab coins and swiping to avoid various obstructions along your path.  The biggest difference you’ll feel in this game is that the motion is more fluid since the turns are more curved rather than 90 degree angles, as they were in the first Temple Run.  Another big improvement is that the graphics have been greatly enhanced.  A couple of environmental additions have been made, including gliding down a zipline and riding in a mine cart.  Finally, you’ll also be able to play as four different characters, each packing their own unique specialty and upgradable abilities.

The app will be available for the steep price of free tonight at 11pm EST on the US App Store.

If you decide to check it out, let us know what you think!

Check out the screen shots in the gallery below.

Via Touch Arcade

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Perry Brauner
I'm an architect by trade, but the overarching theme of my life has always been trying to keep up with the newest, coolest technology. Ever since I picked up an NES controller, I've been hooked on the latest and greatest gadgets, gizmos, and toys. Whether it's gaming, mobile phones, and accessories, or PCs and Apple products, I'm interested. I use many Apple products in my daily life, such as the iPhone, iPad, and my MacBook Pro. I've also built a few PCs in my day, so I'd like to say that I'm a pretty well-rounded techie.

8 Comments on "Cancel Tonight’s Plans Because Temple Run 2 is Hitting the App Store Today!"

  1. Thanks for noting this, Perry! Personally I was never into the original or any of the clones or play-alikes … just never my thing. I know my older son played quite a bit on his iPod Touch for a while … sure he will dig this on his iPhone.

  2. All good and well but I want Kingdom Rush 2!!!!

  3. It is still in the ‘coming soon’ state … was supposed to hit by the end of 2012 so it should be here pretty fast.

  4. It doesn’t appear to have shown up. 🙁

  5. It is generally a midnight (EST?) launch on the App Store … and it is there now –

  6. I downloaded it right at 11pm! Played for about 5 minutes, then went to bed.

  7. Yeah, I’ve never been a huge fan of the endless runner genre. I’d get hooked on a game for about a week, then forget about it. I think the best in the genre has to be Punch Quest. I’m going to give Temple Run 2 a shot, though.

  8. I had heard such good things about Kingdom Rush, but I couldn’t get into it. Not a big fan of the Tower Defense genre.

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