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

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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.

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To see himself actually in the game, "is fun and a little crazy," says Bolt, interviewed via email. "People always tweeted at me and told me what a great fit my character would be in Temple Run, so finally seeing myself in the game is epic."

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]

Top Rated Comments

oregon.trader Avatar
96 months ago
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.
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boshii Avatar
96 months ago

Bolt is Jamaica


I laughed.
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nickharris1992 Avatar
96 months ago

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.


Bolt is Jamaica
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ZacNicholson Avatar
96 months ago
I bet Riley Cooper and Paula Deen won't be using this character.
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robertosh Avatar
96 months ago
Hahahaha cool
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MartiNZ Avatar
96 months ago

Not with Usain Bolt. He finishes endless levels!


Now we need a Soviet Russian character so that the endless levels finish him!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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