[TOP SECRET], March 2nd, 2021 – Beloved film and TV stars Samantha Bond and Brian Blessed headline the voice cast of the hotly anticipated Evil Genius 2: World Domination.
>> Watch the Emma trailer here: https://youtu.be/x09o2I7y5Qc
>> Download actor headshots, screenshots, videos and more in the EG2 press kit
Brian Blessed has previously been revealed as the voice of the might-focused, chaotic ex-henchman Red Ivan. Samantha Bond, who played Moneypenny during the Brosnan era of James Bond films, has today been unveiled in a brand new trailer as the voice of Emma, the spymaster-turned-supervillain out for revenge against her former intelligence agency.
One of the four playable masterminds in Evil Genius 2, Emma combines cunning with an utter, seething contempt for humanity. Her skills and abilities are focused around deception, aiding players with quietly plotting their diabolical schemes in the shadows. Emma’s aim is not just to take over the world – she wants to end it.
A STELLAR CAST OF MASTERMINDS
Starring alongside Samantha Bond and Brian Blessed as the two other Evil Geniuses are Glen McCready as the gold-crazed egomaniac despot Max, and Rakie Ayola as the billionaire scientist zealot Zalika.
>> Watch the Red Ivan trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=444qJSmyVzE
Samantha Bond has a wealth of beloved and celebrated stage, TV and film work, including her Screen Actors Guild-nominated performance as Lady Rosamund Painswick in Downton Abbey, and a truly illustrious theatrical career featuring a litany of acclaimed roles, including many as part of the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. She also stars in School’s Out Forever, Rebellion’s first ever feature film, which is out now on digital stores.
Brian Blessed is a British national treasure, as well as one of the country’s most recognizable and respected actors. His trademark booming voice has graced screen and stage countless times over an incredible career. He is arguably best known for his iconic role as Boss Nass in Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace and his show-stealing performance as Prince Vultan in the cult classic Flash Gordon, while his credits include films like Disney’s Tarzan, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V, and world-famous TV series such as Blackadder and I, Claudius. Like Samantha Bond, he has worked many times with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Glen McCready’s credits include the voice of Signor in Russell T Davies’s acclaimed BBC & HBO drama Years and Years, Alan Carter in the Big Finish reboot of Space 1999, and Jack in the multi award-winning British indie movie Above the Cloud. Glen McCready has appeared in many games, including the Harry Potter augmented-reality game Wonderbook: Book of Potions, in which he played Zyngmunt Budge. Rebellion fans will recognize him as the voice of the boisterous Narrator in the rip-roaring adventure Strange Brigade, and as Hector the undead airman in Zombie Army 4: Dead War.
Cardiff actress Rakie Ayola was most recently seen in the BBC’s acclaimed Jimmy McGovern drama Anthony and Malorie Blackman adaptation Noughts and Crosses. Her on-screen work includes the Hostess in Doctor Who: Midnight and Chief Judge in the 2000 AD movie Dredd. She’ll next be on screen in ITV’s Grace and the BBC’s The Pact. Rakie Ayola works prolifically on stage, most recently starring with Rhys Ifans in the critically acclaimed National Theatre Wales and Royal Court production On Bear Ridge, for which she won Best Female Actor in the Black British Theatre Awards 2020. Rakie Ayola will also be known to Rebellion fans as the resourceful engineer Shola in Zombie Army 4: Dead War.
“It’s been an incredible pleasure for us to work with such a stellar cast in Evil Genius 2,” said Rebellion CEO and Creative Director Jason Kinglsey.
“We’re of course delighted to be working again with the very talented Rakie Ayola and Glen McCready who’ve put in great performances in previous Rebellion games and they’ve done it again as Zalika and Max. Having Samantha Bond and Brian Blessed join the game’s cast as Emma and Red Ivan is the cherry on the cake – they are both such fantastic personalities and actors, and we know fans are going to just love their performances in Evil Genius 2.”
Just Four Weeks to Doomsday
Evil Genius 2: World Domination is the spy-fi lair-builder set to take over the world. Build your secret base on an exotic island, recruit and train loyal minions and powerful henchmen, defend yourself from the Forces of Justice and dominate the world stage.
Featuring four evil geniuses to play as, four unique campaigns, three island locations, and a cavalcade of new rooms, henchmen, agents, traps and lots more, Evil Genius 2 is ready and primed for World Domination when it launches March 30 on Steam. Pre-purchase the game now and get up to 15% off as well as special bonus items.
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