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.
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!”