In terms of brand cross-overs, franchises like Angry Birds and Puzzle & Dragons tend to do a lot of them. While this may get played out after awhile, especially with Angry Birds, once in awhile a cross-over does happen that is just plain cool and Temple Run 2 has started one that is just that. Enter the Temple (see what we did there?) with Bruce Lee!
Puns aside, Temple Run 2 now has Bruce Lee as a playable character. Why? Well to start it is Bruce Lee’s 75th birthday and this is to celebrate that. Bruce Lee was always fast and agile in his movies so it is fitting that he be in a game like Temple Run 2 where being fast and agile is sort of the main attributes you need. The game itself hasn’t changed though, it just has Bruce Lee as a playable character. It is a bit odd to see Bruce Lee running for his life from Demon Monkeys though since he was a pretty big bad ass.
I’m very excited to have my father become part of the Temple Run family. It’s apropos the character will launch in 2015, which just happens to be his 75th birthday year! Not only is this a great and fun way to celebrate my father’s birthday, but I’m grateful that my father’s legacy will continue to live on for fans of all ages via our partnership with Imangi. – Shannon Lee, CEO of Bruce Lee, LLC
There is one addition to the game though that comes with playing as Bruce Lee. Players running as Bruce Lee will also receive encouragement via excerpts from his inspiring quotes. So now you can feel a little bit more of a bad ass in real life with some of those quotes floating around in your mind.
The update for Temple Run 2 is now live on Google Play and can be downloaded at any time.