Rebellion has revealed their grand, machiavellian plans for the release of Evil Genius 2: World Domination. The spy villain lair builder will be release on 30th March for PC via Steam.
The sequel to the early 2000s cult classic, Evil Genius 2 puts you in the shiny shoes of a bad guy and tasks you with building up a secret island lair, capable of repelling attacks from the Forces of Justice until you can dominate the world.
The game features four campaigns with a choice of the narcissistic Mac, muscled madman Ican, former spy Emma and scientist Zalika as you navigate a story campaign on the way to subverting the world order. Three islands can be turned to your evil whims, with a casino resort at the front and tons of wild traps and contraptions behind closed doors.
The release date trailer reveals some of the new elements being added to the game, such as the Sushi Chef henchman, the Venus Spy-Trap, both of which will surely up your ability to off invading spies with a sharp and witty one-liner.
Intriguingly, Rebellion say that there’s more to show of the game in the next two months before launch, including a game mode that has yet to be revealed.
Originally planned for release in 2020, the game was delayed, not because of any devious plots or schemes, but for the most obvious reason in the world right now: Covid-19. At the time of the delay announcement, Rebellion said, “The impact of COVID-19, transitioning from the studio to our homes and adapting to new ways of working all contributed to this difficult decision.
“We want to deliver a sequel that will do justice to the franchise and be loved and played by the Evil Genius community for years to come, just like the original. And while we know many of you will be disappointed to wait a little longer, launching next year affords us the time to do precisely that.”
Source: press release