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Temple Run 2 adds Usain Bolt-on

World's fastest man arrives as an in-app purchase
Thu Aug 01 2013, 14:30
Temple Run 2 Usain Bolt

ADDICTIVE RUNNING GAME Temple Run 2 has added the world's fastest man Usain Bolt as a playable character.

This isn't a sentence we thought we would ever write, but Usain Bolt can now be purchased in Temple Run 2, priced at 69p on iOS and 65p on Android.

The app description reads, "Announcing the first guest star in Temple Run history - Usain Bolt! That's right, you can now run as the fastest man on Earth to escape from your favorite Evil Demon Monkey! And you're going to love your unique Bolt powerup!"

We of course couldn't help ourselves and promptly download the Usain Bolt add-on, although we were disappointed to find that the character is no faster than the others. It does look like he's running faster though, so we'll have to make do with pretending for now.

Still, adding Usain Bolt to a game all about running makes sense, with Bolt ranking as the world's fastest man and owning an Olympic gold medal to prove it. We're not quite sure the bit about running away from a weird demon monkey makes quite so much sense, nor does Bolt's 'special ability' - which when used gives him invincibility and a magnetic field.

Usain Bolt will be available as an add-on for only a limited time only, game developer Imangi Studios said, although it's unclear for how long exactly.

If you don't fancy coughing up to play as Bolt, we had plenty of fun watching him pull his famous lightning bolt pose in the Upgrades menu.

Temple Run 2 is available as a free download on both iOS and Android. µ


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