ravenouslogoRavenous Games put themselves on the iOS map with their twitchy, speed-run style platformer League of Evil [$1.99 / Free] way back in March of 2011. About a year later, they released League of Evil 2 [$1.99 / Free], a sequel that went with a more Retina Display friendly art style over the original's pixely graphics. How you felt about the art style change pretty much came down to personal preference, but it was hard to argue that League of Evil 2 didn't up the ante in every other area over the original.

Ravenous has released quite a few games outside of the League of Evil games, but it seems like fans are always bugging them about when we might see a third entry in the series. (They have in fact told me that people incessantly bug them about this.) Well, today is your lucky day League of Evil fans, as League of Evil 3 is a real thing in the works and Ravenous has unveiled the very first screenshot from the game.

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As you can see, this third game uses the same high resolution art style as League of Evil 2. I love pixel art just as much as the next guy, but I really love the sharp look of LoE 2 and I'm psyched to see it return in number 3. Probably the best news of all is that League of Evil 3 isn't that far off, and is planned for release in June. More details will be released leading up to that point, so get into our forums and add this to your TouchArcade [Free] app Watch List as we'll no doubt have more on League of Evil 3 in the near future.

  • dariusjr98

    Great news, but you coulda named the article "A Random Screenshot of League of Evil 2" and no one would be able to tell the difference (besides it saying "League of Evil 3" in the corner).

    I just hope there's more to offer this time around, because as much as I love both the LoE games, and Ravenous Games in general, LoE 2 was nothing but a glorified expansion to LoE 1 with a graphics overhaul.

  • Jacob007

    Woohoo! Time to fanboy!

  • Zeldaniac

    Ok, off topic, but I can't get to the forums. I got temporarily banned for discussing piracy on the Blitz Brigade thread...and it says I'll be unbanned on May 5th, 2013. -_- (for reference, it's May 9th.) Idk if the mods read this, but I'd like to know if that just means I got permabanned. I know mods can read deleted messages, but I did delete all my discussion as soon as I realized it was against the rules. Thanks!

    • Karzay

      You are the forum's dirty little secret now...

      • Zeldaniac

        Soooo....what does that mean practically?

  • Flare_TM

    Looks EXACTLY the same as 2...where's the innovation?

  • $ U N

    I enjoyed both LoE and LoE 2. My only complaint with LoE 2 is it's very buggy. Not only did it crash a lot, the game stopped syncing my progress over to Game Center, preventing me from getting any new achievements. Hope LoE 3 is as good as LoE 2 without the bugs.

  • http://twitter.com/HikingInCompton James Wagner

    I loved the first one to the point where I beat it multiple times and collected all the briefcases and even wrote a review saying how this one was the first iOS game to get platforming controls right and at the time was the highest rated review on iTunes.

    Then LOE2 came out and to be kind I disliked it a lot. People have asked me why I think this and I can't quite put my finger on it. The controls don't seem as responsive and I hate the fact everything is so smooth compared to the original's pixel design. It lost some a lot of it's novelty by going that route.

    Either way it's still a developer I respect and will most likely purchase the 3rd installment but I hope it's more like the original.

    • Dueler

      Exactly the same story with me. Word for word.

  • http://twitter.com/PrayForDeath Pray For Death

    LoE2 was my first, and still favorite platformer on iOS. Can't wait for 3, even if its more of the same.

  • himanshu modi

    I think people are too hard on LoE2. Besides graphics overhaul, it did have boss fights. The devs will obviously retain the core of the game - bite-size levels with briefcases. And then they have thrown pretty much all sorts of enemies and elements into the game already. So, all I am saying is, I don't mind more of the same in LoE3. Except lesser crashes. And a bunch of "Impossible" levels. (Which was missing in LoE 2. That game was wayyy too simple). If I want something different, I will play a different game. Thank You.

  • http://www.hopy1.com/ hopy

    I'm waiting, it's my favorite game

  • http://www.facebook.com/nadav.barkama Nadav Bar Kama

    cool! i think R.Games are a firm that have me download every thing they publish ... usually to my satisfaction!
    for some reason, just looking at this screen shoot made my brain hard disk announce "over write existing file?" ... well, YES. im sure i can find space among other LOE titles and S.M.Boy ...

  • TR3S

    Calling it now: League of Evil 4 will be on the Oculus Rift.

  • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Inaba-kun

    I wonder if they have the coding skills to get it in 60fps this time, you know, like how games used to run in the 1980s.
    30fps isn't enough for a 2D game. Never was, never will be.

  • onyx77

    Ummm. I didn't think I pestered them that much so hopefully they were not referring to me when they mentioned the request for updates :)

    Anyway, I'm super pumped. I liked both but 2 was better for me than 1 but that is probably bc I used an icade that was purchased exclusively for loe2!

    Sneaking in a level editor with level share ability would certainly make this baby tear up the charts. Here is to wishing.

    Think I will replay both now to get ready. May see what it's like to use icade mirrored through Apple TV and see how it performs!

  • SinisterSteve

    Exciting news. I loved LoE and LoE2 both. I'd really like to see some innovation to the gameplay as I'd be a bit disappointed if it's basically LoE2. Regardless, I'll be happy to sink my teeth into it!

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  • http://twitter.com/RodrigoRodrigoR Rodrigo Cardoso

    Nice! Please just take more care in level design and balance this time.
    Also, keep the iCade support and I am sold!

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  • James Cameron

    Woohoo. My fave Platformer gets another sequel. Can't wait!

  • catharsis6163

    Do we know anything about icade compatibility?