Temple Run 2 Adds Bruce Lee As Playable Character

Escape the evil demon monkey with an all-new playable character today for $1.

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Imangi Studios, the small team behind a big game--Temple Run 2--announced today that Bruce Lee is joining the roster of playable characters for the popular endless runner.

Lee's agility and athleticism will no doubt help him escape the evil demon monkey. After all, Lee is considered the father of mixed martial arts and was someone probably even an evil monkey wouldn't want to mess with.

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In Temple Run 2, Lee will even give encouragement to players through inspirational quotes such as "Defeat is a state of mind" and "A goal is not always meant to be reached."

You can buy the Bruce Lee character in Temple Run 2 today for $1, though he'll only be available for a limited time, so you'll want to act quickly.

"As one of the most talented martial artists of all time, we think that Bruce Lee is a perfect fit for the Temple Run franchise," Imangi Studios co-founder Keith Shepard said. "In addition to his speed and agility, we also celebrate his philosophies with words of wisdom when players need it most."

Lee's daughter, Shannon, also praised the move to bring Lee to Temple Run 2, noting that he would have celebrated his 75th birthday this 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," she said.

Bruce Lee, who died in 1973, most recently appeared in fighting game EA Sports UFC.

Previous non-universe characters made available for Temple Run 2 have included NFL quarterbacks Colin Kapernick and Russell Wilson, as well as speedy Olympian Usain Bolt.

Temple Run 2 is available as a free download for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices.

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