Temple Run 2 for Android now available on Google Play Store!

Temple Run 2 is one of the most awaited games of the year and the good news for all the folks with an Android smartphone out there is, the game has now officially launched for the Google OS and is available for free in the Play Store.

Temple Run 2 has been redesigned with new graphics and new environments. The new obstacles should help make the game more interesting and there are added powerups. Apparently, each character in the game has a special power now, while the number of achievements has been increased to make the game even more addictive.

Temple Run 2 can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

Temple Run 2 now available in the App Store, Android version coming next week!

temple run 2 730x320 Temple Run 2 sprints into the App Store, Android version coming next week

Temple Run 2, the follow-up the hugely popular Temple Run, is finally out and live in the App Store, where it is available for the iPhone and iPad for free. An Android version is due to hit Google Play and Amazon’s Appstore next week, Polygon reports.

The game follows the same form as its predecessor — which has been downloaded more than 170 million times — and the main characters run across all manner of landscapes as they flee the dreadful temple beasts that chase them. It’s a simple concept but it’s one that works well, as players use swipe based commands to jump, slide, turn and move out of the way of objects in their way.

Rumors of Temple Run 2′s imminent arrival began circulating yesterday and, after first hitting the App Store in New Zealand, the Imangi Studiosgame has now gone live in the US and the rest of the world. We’ve had a brief play with it and, if you enjoyed the original, this sequel is an essential download.

Unlike the previous version, the title is available for free. Instead of charging up front, the game relies on in-app payments — for items such as power-ups and coin doublers — to bring in money.

Temple Run has been one of the biggest mobile games success stories to date. It raced past 100 million downloads in August, doubling its numbers in just four months spurred on by Android. The game began on iOS but, after coming to the Google Platform in March 2012, it quickly racked up 1 million downloads in just three days — taking the game to a cumulative 50 million downloads days later.

Further proof of the game’s success came when Imangi inked a deal with Disney/Pixar to jointly develop Temple Run: Brave, which hit Android and iOS in June last year.

Disney Pixar’s Brave tops US box office chart!

Brave, the latest animated feature from Disney Pixar, has made its debut at number one in the US box office chart, according to early estimates.

The film made $66.7m (£42.8m) in its opening weekend, knocking Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted off the top spot.

Brave, about a princess in medieval Scotland, is the first Disney Pixar animation with a female protagonist.

Action thriller Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was the second highest new entry at number three.

The film, whose cast includes the British actors Dominic Cooper and Rufus Sewell, took a total of $16.5m (£10.6m) over the weekend.

Brave, which will close the Edinburgh International Film Festival later this week, is the the 13th consecutive Pixar release to open at number one.

“Their track record is just unbelievable,” said Paul Dergarabedian, analyst for box-office tracker Hollywood.com.

“The Pixar brand just carries so much weight with the audience. It doesn’t matter almost what the story is about if it has the Pixar name.”

Brave’s heroine, who rebels against her family’s plans for her to marry, is voiced by Kelly Macdonald, of Trainspotting and Boardwalk Empire fame.

Keira Knightley’s latest film, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, made its debut at number 10.

It’s three-day takings of $3.8m (£2.4m) reflected the fact it had a more limited release than the rest of the titles in this week’s Top 10.

Woody Allen’s Italian romance, To Rome With Love, opened in five cinemas and made $379,371 (£243,905).

That gave the film an average of $75,874 (£48,780) per screen, compared to the $16,028 (£10,307) screen average for Brave.

Top 5 US Box Office : 

  1. Brave 
  2. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  3. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  4. Prometheus
  5. Snow White and the Huntsman

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  1. The Dictator
  2. Madagascar 3 (3D)
  3. Snow White And The Huntsman
  4. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in 3D
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