Uber-popular game Temple Run’s surprise sequel has hit the US App Store. Released earlier today in the New Zealand App Store, Temple Run 2 builds on the success of the first Temple Run, while ratcheting up the graphics, physics and gameplay.

TouchArcade got its hands on an early copy of Temple Run 2 and the site says that everything users loved from the first game is still there. Namely, that’s our hero running his butt off from scary monkey monsters. However, Temple Run 2 builds upon its predecessor in leaps and bounds. The game takes place during a perpetual dusk in a floating temple in the sky. All the graphics have been improved, but the real pleasure in Temple Run 2 comes from its more fluid movements.

In the first game, turns were made very mechanically — at 90 degree angles. Temple Run 2’s environments are more hilly and curvy and turns and movements have a more real, natural feel. Also the game adds other improvements, like stretches where you’re operating a mine car and the ability to play as four different characters.

Temple Run 2 is available now as a free download. Stay tuned — we’ll have an interview with Imangi Studios, the creators of both Temple Run versions, on the site later on this evening.

Temple Run 2 now available in the App Store originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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