There’s no place like
home Twitter to let announcements slip before you’re supposed to, because even if you delete a tweet, chances are good someone’s already seen it. Such was the case when a Disney PR rep in France prematurely announced that the company is planning to release Temple Run: Oz the Great and Powerful, a tie-in with the Sam Raimi film set in L. Frank Baum’s fantasy universe due in theaters March 8, on February 27. The tweet was subsequently yanked, but not before being noticed by the sleuths at Superannuation.
We have to admit that the land of Oz would at least make a visually striking setting for a new offshoot of Temple Run, much like the Scottish Highlands from Pixar’s Brave did for Temple Run: Brave — another collaboration between Disney and Imangi — released last year. Hopefully the new game will include enhancements and mechanics found in the recent Temple Run 2, with some Oz staples added for good measure. After all, running away from flying monkeys just makes sense.
Temple Run: Oz the Great and Powerful (apparently) landing this month on iOS originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.