Fans of the Temple Run video game will be happy to know that there is a cool new character in Temple Run 2 available for a limited time.
Sprinter Usain Bolt, a six-time Olympic gold medalist who has established himself as the fastest person in the world, has been added to the game as a playable character. Players can download Bolt as a character in the Android/Apple game for 99 cents.
According to the LA Times, this is the first time game developer Imangi Studios added a character based on someone in real life. Bolt appears in his Jamaican sprinting outfit, and his character has a special power that allows him to collect coins while running in boost mode.
“It’s an honor to be a part of such an established game,” Bolt said in an email to The Times. “Many of my fans have told me that I should be a playable character in Temple Run, so when this opportunity was put before me, I had to say YES!”
Bolt told Pocket Gamer that he has been playing Temple Run since it came out in 2011 and really enjoys the game.
Fans your suggestions wasn't a waste. Usain Bolt is now a playable character in Temple Run2 #gamechanger#epic#speed pic.twitter.com/STh4bnD91M
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As if Temple Run wasn’t already diminishing the general productivity of the American population, they’ve figured out another way to keep us glued to our smartphones. Enthusiasts can now add Usain Bolt as a character in the game according to Yahoo Sports. When asked about it, Bolt said:
“It’s an honor to be a part of such an established game. Many of my fans have told me that...
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