A virtual reality-compatible version of Temple Run will launch with the newly revealed Samsung Gear VR, possibly frightening players a first-person perspective of fleeing a giant monster in terror.
Temple Run creator Imangi Studios announced the game Tuesday morning, shortly after Samsung announced its own virtual reality headset that harnessed the power of the upcoming Galaxy Note 4. In this all-new Temple Run VR, players run across a frozen landscape from an "Arctic Demon Monkey."
The virtual reality Temple Run switches the groundbreaking mobile endless runner from third person to first person. Players move across icy bridges, jump across mountaintops and dodge slippery sections, all while being chased by a new, scary foe. The first-person action means the only way players can see their pursuer is by actually looking over their shoulder.
The Temple Run franchise, created by a husband and wife team, has been downloaded over a billion times on mobile devices.
Temple Run VR has no release date, but will be a launch title for the Gear VR headset when it does come to market.