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Temple Run VR Announced for Samsung Gear VR Headset

With Samsung announcing the Gear VR, folks already want to know which games will be playable on the headset device. Today, it was announced that a special edition of Temple Run, titled Temple Run VR, will be available at Gear VR’s launch, allowing folks to get their fix of the endless runner title in a very new way. 

When played, the game will feel much more like a first-person game, rather than an third person type of runner. Our guess is that when you tilt your head, you can change the direction of your runner, as well as look around the world that Imagni has created.

Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios, spoke on the partnership and had the following to say.

We are incredibly excited to be a part of this revolution in gaming, and we jumped at the opportunity to work with Samsung and Oculus to make Temple Run VR. Virtual reality opens up a whole new world of possibilities for us to create amazing experiences. We’ve truly been able to transport players to another world and let them viscerally feel the thrill of the chase.

With no date set for Gear VR’s release, we can’t report exactly when the game will launch, but it will be sometime this year.


  • san q

    I’m hoping the people in the android community can hack this to run splashtop

  • Simon Belmont

    Hmm. I’d rather see a Temple Run 3 for all devices come out.

    My guess is if that happens, it will be similar to the VR version. Which looks like it’s going to be a wintry and icy theme, as I predicted after TR2 came out.

  • geocab

    I thought the Nintendo Virtual Boy was going to bring us all into a new world, but finally my dreams have been realized! Thanks, Samsung!/s

  • TMKvamme

    Will this work with Google Cardboard?

  • Shane Redman

    This whole VR thing seems like something I’d want to try for like 2 or 3 hours every other month or so…..not own though.

  • br_hermon

    Dat graphic… What is this? 1998!?

  • OreoMan

    Can’t wait for the drunk, epic fail videos to hit YouTube after its release.

    • Suicide_Note

      They’ll definitely be far more entertaining than anything actually available for the Gear VR.

    • Yikes

      The “oh my god I’m gonna vomBLEEEERRRRRRGH” videos of people doing it for the first time are going to be even better.