Pixelbite’s Reckless Racing franchise is getting its latest entry this Thursday, October 9th, as Reckless Racing 3 hits the App Store then. The drift-happy top-down racer will launch for $4.99, boasting improved visuals and several new modes. The big new mode is Gymkhana, which has players racing powerful rally cars around obstacle courses as quickly as possible. Drift mode will be all about drifting around all the corners, all the time, with point bonuses for pulling off perfect drifts. Reckless mashup events will pit all kinds of vehicle types in all the game modes, making it possible to race cars, trucks, and buggies all against each other on the same track at once.
The game will feature in-app purchases, but Pixelbite claims they’re optional for faster unlocks. There will be a total of 28 vehicles and 36 tracks, with gamepad support and customizable touch controls, the latter being one of the stronger parts of Reckless Racing 2 ($1.99). There will be iCloud saves, and video sharing as well. This has been one of the better mobile racing series in the past, so it’ll be interesting to see how this 2014 version stacks up to the competition once it comes out this Thursday.