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Rebellion Announces it is Working on Evil Genius 2

| 5 Jul 2017 14:25

Rebellion is officially working on a sequel to 2004's world-dominating strategy game, Evil Genius.

When Elixir released Evil Genius back in 2004, it was very well-received. The game put you in the shoes of a James Bond film super-villain, and tasked you with building your evil lair, defending it against pesky secret agents, and sending out your henchmen to take over the world.

Although Elixir announced a sequel in 2004, it never came to fruition. In 2009, Rebellion acquired the IP during the Vivendi fire sale that came in the wake of the merger of Activision and Blizzard. Rebellion now says it's begun work on Evil Genius 2.

The news comes in a video interview with Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley (you can watch it above, skip to 3:30 for the announcement). This project was discussed a few years back, and was planned for crowdfunding, but the developer says that it won't be turning to its fans for funding this times. "After the growing success of the Sniper Elite series and other Rebellion games IP, we started to feel it wasn't fair to ask fans to fund a new game if we didn't need them to!"

It's worth noting that this project isn't coming anytime soon. Rebellion says that, "development only began this Spring and is still at a very, very early stage." The game is currently planned for PC, but the company says it will, "look at other platforms and see what fits and what doesn't."

If you want to see what all the fuss is about, you can find the original Evil Genius over on GOG.com.

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