Temple Run 2 lands on Windows Phone

Temple Run 2 has been launched for Windows Phone 8 and is available to download immediately at no cost.

Microsoft announced in a blog post that the sequel to the wildly popular endless running game Temple Run, has just launched for Windows Phone. Unlike the previous release, this game now comes with Xbox Live achievements which is rare among free games.

The original Temple Run was late in arriving on Windows Phone, as it was released 18 months after its iOS counterpart. However, the sequel has been launched within 8 months of the game's launch on iOS and Android ,showing increased interest from developer 'Imangi Studios' towards Microsoft's platform.

The latest iteration of the game features good looking environments, new obstacles, new powerups, character-specific powers and most importantly, the Xbox Live achievements which will increase the competitiveness of the overall game for Windows Phone users.

As noted above, the game is available for Windows Phone 8 users immediately but may not show up in local stores at the same time depending on the rollout. Users can grab the setup manually and install from SD card from the Windows Phone store on the web.

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So doesn`t work with most windows phones which are 512MB Ram (supposed to be coming) and what about all those Windows Phone 7 (.5/.8) users. Nah, forget about them!

Always a bit depressing, those infinite running games.

Where do you run to. What is the point if you're never going to make it.

i have exactly the same feeling about tower defense and angry bird type games. i guess to each his / her own.

love endless run games btw. when done good. canabalt was one of the first and still the best imho.

Ambroos said,
Always a bit depressing, those infinite running games.

Where do you run to. What is the point if you're never going to make it.

Wow dude, that's just so philosophical and sh*t. Lighten up, 'tis just a game, not a sad commentary on life!

Romero said,

Wow dude, that's just so philosophical and sh*t. Lighten up, 'tis just a game, not a sad commentary on life!


Hah, yeah, of course. It's just a bit sad

Wow dude, that's just so philosophical and sh*t. Lighten up, 'tis just a game, not a sad commentary on life!

But what if it is a commentary on life? Think about it.

Heartripper said,
I set graphic options to "best" and it plays nuttery smooth on my L925

Thats pretty good for a phone that has 2 year old specs...although Temple Run could probably be maxed out on a calculator

No no, I'm saying have you tried Subway Surfers? It was launched for WP couple of days back.. On similar lines but is more popular with users on Android

SVG said,
No no, I'm saying have you tried Subway Surfers? It was launched for WP couple of days back.. On similar lines but is more popular with users on Android

Oh, I see; I will surely check it, Temple Run seems quite buggy right now. Thanks for the tip.

Fritzly said,
Great graphics, many more options, even a water slide... but I am not sure I prefer it over the old one.

Yeah. It definitely looks better but it's just too easy... the first game is much more of a challenge for those fingers.

The original Temple Run was one of the top 50 apps that were missing from Windows Phone (and requested by users) according to Microsoft.

jmc15john said,
Good game. Not sure why this is news though...

It is a popular game on Android. So I would imagine it would be popular on WP. And WP needs more apps like this.

jmc15john said,
Good game. Not sure why this is news though...

Because its more likely that hell will freeze over that Windows Phone will get an app that people want.