It's shaping up to be quite the pleasant holiday season for Windows Phone owners, especially those who are fans of the Temple Run series. Just in time for Christmas, Temple Run 2
is now available for Windows Phone 8
users with at least 1GB of RAM as a free download from the Windows Phone store. Better late than never, right?
"It probably needs no introduction, but the sequel to one of the most popular endless runner games of all time offers a gorgeous new environment and new obstacles—everything from zip-lines and mine tracks to sharper turns, waterfalls, and bursts of flame," Microsoft stated in a Windows Phone blog post. "There’s a bigger, scarier monkey chasing you, too. But fear not: this Xbox title features plenty of power-ups to help you rise to the challenge."
Unfortunately the game doesn't run on devices with 512MB of RAM, nor does Subway Surfer, another popular endless runner title. However, there are plans to port a version that will run on handsets with 512MB of RAM, according to a Twitter post by Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president and manager for Windows Phone Program Management at Microsoft.
"Temple Run fans... Happy holidays, Temple Run 2 is now in the Store for Windows Phone! 1GB for now... 512MB is coming!," Belfiore posted.
In a previous Twitter post, Belfiore said a 512MB version of Subway Surfer is also en route, though like Temple Run 2, no specific time frame has been given. In the meantime, you can download the current version of Temple Run 2 right here