mzl.bmuphood.175x175-75It's a big night for "masocore" fans with iPhones and iPads. League of Evil 3 is on the way, finally bringing its brand of "tough as nails" play to the US at around 11:00PM on the East coast. In a lot of ways, it's a safe continuation to the franchise. It doesn't actively try to freshen the formula up with original mechanics or whatever. Instead, it does the usual sequel thing and offers more: more levels, more obstacles, more punching, and more sick double jumps and wall jumps.

The tried-and-true mechanics are still good, by the way. The jumping, running, sliding, and general hazard avoidance work well and, maybe more importantly, feel responsive. The game's overall pacing is still ridiculously snappy, while the level design continues to be demonic. If you want challenge, this is your game.

One newer feature is video replay via Everyplay. Nail an ill jump and want to share it? You can pretty easily. In the background, the functionality records video of every run, and you can choose to share that video by just clicking through a few menus. Super simple.

Anyway, if you're looking for another League of Evil game, this one's a good one to go with. It might do a lot of the same stuff, but it's all well realized. It makes you wonder, though, where the series can go and what it can do down the road.

You can get an alert as soon as it hits wide if you throw the game on our app's [Free] Watch List , by the way.

International App Store Link: League of Evil 3, $1.99

  • Greyskull

    Can't wait until Everyplay monetizes their platform through advertising (I'm not making anything up, just do a web search). Ya think these "social" additions are simply to benefit the player? HA HA HA

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      And what is wrong with that?

    • Jussi Laakkonen

      We've been open from day 1 to developers and players that eventually Everyplay will be supported by ads. The most likely ad format would be a promoted replay in the feeds within Everyplay (á la Twitter / FB). For example, "Replay from game X is promoted to you because 20 people who play it also play LOE3". It'll be just another post that appears as you scroll the stream within Everyplay (not within the game).

      TouchArcade and the vast majority of sites and services provided free to players are all supported by ads. If users don't directly pay for it, advertising is the way to pay the bills to make make these sites & services possible.

  • Jesse7277

    Loved the first 2. They have a very super meat boy feel to them. Fast, difficult levels with plenty of gore. Ill be waiting up to purchase this

  • Jetjet

    I bought the 2 first games of the series for one buck each but I see this one costs the double !

    Crisis or success rules ? :-)

  • http://www.serkantoto.com/ Serkan Toto

    I can't wait to lay my hands on this!

    Part 2 was a lot easier than 1, so I hope LOE3 will be a bit harder to beat.

  • InfectiousRed

    Shut up and take mah money!

  • twistedmind87

    132mb installed and no iAps. Great gameplay although spent 10 minutes with this

  • twistedmind87

    Also automatic iCloud syncing. Great :)

  • xx99

    One drop of the word "ill" and if you weren't already clued-in, you now know exactly who wrote a TouchArcade article :)

  • kadoore

    I CANT WAIT!!!!

  • catharsis6163

    Icade?