Temple Run 2 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)Temple Run 2 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

The second installment to the popular run’n’jump game should be hitting Apple’s iTunes servers in New Zealand and Australia just about any minute now. Like it’s predecessor, Temple Run 2 is a free download for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices and Android smartphones and tablets. Those with a US account on the App Store should check the store at around 11pm Eastern, 8pm Pacific Time, when Temple Run 2 is due to hit US shores. The original Temple Run hit over a hundred million downloads across iOS and Android, with more than 75 million downloads in 2012 alone. Admittedly, the sequel should prove just as popular…

UPDATE: Temple Run 2 now available in the US

Imangi Studios developed the game in partnership with Fuzzycube Software. In Temple Run 2, gamers get to choose between four playable characters upgradeable with the various power ups and enhancements earned throughout the game.

TouchArcade had a chance to play a work in progress build and came away pretty impressed:

I’ve been playing Temple Run 2 for the past day, and for the most part what wasn’t broke has not been fixed. Right from first boot up you’ll get a sense of deja vu as the camera sweeps in on the cursed idol that has been the cause of so much running over the past year and a half.

The familiar swipe gestures that control your character’s moves are still there, in addition to tilt-based controls.

“This is totally Temple Run”, the web site proclaims.

Though the familiar concept hasn’t been changed much (why fix it if it ain’t broken?), environments in Temple Run 2 are “curvy and hilly”, giving everything a more natural and real feel. You’ll enjoy new ziplines glide down and there’s even a section which has you riding the rails in a mine cart, Indiana Jones style.

Temple Run 2 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 003)Temple Run 2 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 004)

You can download Temple Run 2 from the App Store for free now. The original Temple Run is still available as a free download from the App Store and Play Store.

Though free, both the original Temple Run game and its successor offer in-app purchases, a norm these days.

  • It already hit Singapore App Store and I am already playing
    It is really more fantastic than the first installment. I love how I can upgrade stuff too

  • om my god!!! and android?

  • another over-rated lame app

    • yeah i played once and put it down.. its fun but i just didnt want it..

      • Logan

        Seriously we all fucking hate you

      • It’s that “I hate apple but I’m cool” talk.

      • BuzzBangla

        You should play this game not as a critic but as a gamer. no offense.

      • ExRoot

        regarding Joe Jonsen……I agree. He flip flops all over the place. Never really says anything but the opposite. Then a few days later it’s the opposite of what he said last.

      • MagicDrumSticks

        That’s what she said

    • There is nothing called overrated. If you dont like something it doesnt mean no one else should. Thats why its called opinion

      • EpicFacepalm

        – Vice versa – So because everyone except me thinks that it is a good game, it doesn’t mean I should like it.

        Everybody has freedom to think that it is an overrated app, and express this to the public. And yes, that is an opinion too. There are things that are called overrated by some people, and he didn’t say something like “Hey! I don’t like it and you shouldn’t like it too”.

        So, that’s why it is called “relative”. You obviously misunderstood the real meaning of “opinion”.

        Everybody has freedom to critic an app in a negative or positive way. @Osama thinks that it is an overrated app, and wanted to share his opinions about the game, what can you do?

      • I think you misunderstood the word “overrated”. How can you claim something as overrated just because you dont like it. Not liking something is different from calling it overrated which insults the opinion of all those who like it. I am very well aware of the meaning of the word “opinion” . Hope you understand the meaning of “overrated”. If someone can call it overrated i have right to say its not . What can you do ?

      • EpicFacepalm

        Yes you are clearly right at that last point, but my comment was an antithesis of “there is nothing called ‘overrated'”. Yes there is a word called ‘overrated’ and you can’t stop some people beleiving Temple Run is overrated. And FYI, I have never played Temple Run.

        ‘How can you claim something as overrated just because you dont like it.’

        Logically, only the people who doesn’t like it will call it overrated. Since ‘thinking something overrated’ is “relative”, – like thinking “iOS” is better than “Android” -, he can “think” that it is overrated. He didn’t try to claim that, if he cared to claim that, he would put some evidences about it. However, he expressed his opinion. But since there is no evidence of being something overrated, expecting someone to claim something is overrated is illogical. Because of this, it is “relative” like I said before.

        What have you done is like saying “there is no ugly!” to someone who said “Mercedes is uglier than Ferrari” just because you like Mercedes. It’s not like saying “bicycle is slower than an airplane”, everybody knows this an it can be proved.


        Calling it overrated is not insulting, it may insult the developers. If he said “people all over the world who plays this game are lame” or something like that, that could be insulting. Because the app has no intelligence or sense, to think that itself is insulted.

        Basically nobody insulted anyone just because someone did or did not like that app. So please don’t worry. I just thought your argument was wrong at some point, but nobody has time for this meaningless arguing.

  • notewar

    I love temple run so much. But as love as i love it i couldnt stand those hackers who hacked their score to be on the top 10 of the ladder.

    • Wassim Omais

      Yea, all they did is change the score and checksum to match 2147483647. It’s 0 with 31 followings ones in base 10. That’s max for 32 bit signed integers.

  • Falk M.

    TR1 is pretty boring, but this seems to look a little more exciting, because the setting doesn’t seem so damn narrow and repetitive. 🙂

  • M_AlO

    Reminds me of Pitfall..

    • 100% agree, n Pitfall has more fun then this

  • FlamingOzone

    My bedtime’s at 10:00pm ;(

  • is nice but it lags a lot

  • wadjj

    Seems to learn a lot from my favorite –pitfall!

  • aj

    its available here in India as well..yipee

  • NoBrainer

    Hate this game, cannot understand why such a lame game is so popular. I don’t know anybody who’s playing this..

    • s0me

      ppl hate these kind of games because they are bad at them… im just sayin…

      • aj

        you mean “them” right
        seems like a typo to me

  • BuzzBangla

    I just did not understand why people are writing against this! I love this game. To me it is not overrated. May be some people are more intellect and they need something more. Too bad…..

  • seyss

    IAP whore app