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EVIL GENIUS 2 UNVEILS SANDBOX MODE, DELUXE AND COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS ANNOUNCED

[CLASSIFIED], February 16th, 2021 – Intuitive improvisation is the secret of genius, and the best kind of genius is evil. That’s why we’re bringing Sandbox Mode to Evil Genius 2: World Domination – free and available at launch.  

>> Watch the Sandbox Mode trailer here: https://youtu.be/yT4ExiSqcUE
>> Download new screenshots and more in the EG2 press kit!  

Build your lair without having to worry about campaign progression or unlocking things – or about how little sense your layout makes. Fill your floors with umpteen pinball bumper traps and watch enemy agents bounce around perpetually. Create the first open-plan supervillain HQ. Or make it impossible for minions to do their jobs by turning your corridors into a ridiculous maze; it’s up to you. If you want the freedom to create the villainous base of your dreams and someone else’s nightmares, Sandbox Mode is perfect for you.  

Pre-Purchases are Live, 15% Discount for Evil Genius Owners

To celebrate the reveal of Sandbox Mode, pre-purchases are live now for Evil Genius 2.

We’re offering a 10% discount on all pre-purchases for Evil Genius 2, and that rises to 15% if you own Evil Genius on Steam. AND all pre-purchases include the Fountain of Youth and Trojan Horse in-game bonus items.

Announcing the Deluxe Edition and Season One

For the supervillain who must have everything, we’re offering the Evil Genius 2 Deluxe Edition. This includes the base game, Season Pass One, the Fountain of Youth and Trojan Horse items, and the Aurora Borealis in-game bonus item as well.

Season Pass One grants you access to all of the content from Evil Genius 2 Season One as it becomes available post-launch; this will include:

  • A campaign pack,
  • Two henchmen packs
  • Two minions pack
  • A lair item pack

We’ll be revealing more details on Evil Genius 2 Season One, which includes both paid and free content, closer to launch.

Just like the Standard Edition, you can pre-purchase the Evil Genius 2 Deluxe Edition with a 10% discount that rises to 15% if you own Evil Genius on Steam.

Unveiling the Evil Genius 2 Collector’s Edition

>> Download beauty shots and more in the EG2 press kit!  

We’re delighted to also unveil a special Collector’s Edition for Evil Genius 2, featuring a stunning limited-edition collectible Maximilian vinyl figure.

The Max Statue, which showcases the iconic Evil Genius 2 mastermind sat on the throne of his inner sanctum, is the perfect addition to any would-be evil genius’s collection.

Then there’s the Evil Genius official magazine, which delves into the background behind the new chapter in the beloved series with developer interviews, genius profiles and a rundown of the new special features. It also features brand new comics featuring the game’s four Evil Geniuses, their extraordinary henchmen and their downtrodden minions.

Acquire the Evil Genius 2 Collector’s Edition and you’ll receive: 

  • Steam key for Evil Genius 2: World Domination
  • Steam key for Season Pass One
  • Evil Genius Maximilian Statue collectible
  • Print version of the Evil Genius official magazine

The Evil Genius official magazine will also be available separately via newsagents and the Rebellion Store. For more information please visit EvilGeniusGame.com

The Evil Genius 2 Collector’s Edition will be available March 30*, when Evil Genius 2: World Domination launches on Steam. It’s available to pre-order now via the Rebellion Store ALSO at up to 15% off – with all pre-orders coming with the Aurora Borealis, Fountain of Youth and Trojan Horse in-game items FREE. 

Six Weeks Until Doomsday

Evil Genius 2 is Rebellion’s hotly anticipated spy-fi lair-builder. 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, priced £34.99 / $39.99 / €39.99 (before discounts).

COPYRIGHT ©2021 REBELLION. THE REBELLION NAME AND LOGO AND THE EVIL GENIUS NAME AND LOGO ARE TRADEMARKS OF REBELLION AND MAY BE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS IN CERTAIN COUNTRIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

About Rebellion

Founded in 1992, Rebellion is one of Europe’s biggest independent studios. Its flagship Sniper Elite series is renowned for its authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 20 million players worldwide. 2000 AD is synonymous with the absolute finest in British comic book art. With the acquisition of a $100m film studio and the world’s largest archive of English language comics, Rebellion continues to grow from strength to strength.

Rebellion now operates across books, comics, TV and film, but at its core it’s still a leading developer and publisher of games. Whether it’s the breathtaking intensity of Sniper Elite 4, the face-hugging terror of Aliens vs. Predator or the grindhouse frenzy of the Zombie Army series, the Oxford-based studio is revered for creating stand-out games designed to thrill.

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EVIL GENIUS 2 DEPLOYS 10 MINUTES OF NEFARIOUS GAMEPLAY WITH DEVELOPER COMMENTARY

>> Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Uiu-mJLzSJQ
>> Download the video and more in the EG2 press kit!  

Welcome to our devious new scheme to help us take over the world with Evil Genius 2: World Domination. We call it… – air quotes ­– Gameplay with Developer Commentary…

That’s right; we’re unleashing 10 minutes of brand new, first-ever gameplay footage from our hotly anticipated spy-fi lair-builder, featuring juicy new details and in-depth commentary from Lead Designer Rich Edwards and Producer Ash Tregay.

The new footage delves deep into the Evil Genius 2 tutorial, showcasing some of the game’s intuitive base-building mechanics, establishing and advancing your criminal networks on the world stage, and a few of the many ways you can stop enemy agents from uncovering your lair’s dastardly secrets.

Evil Genius 2 lets you live out your dreams of being the bad guy. Build your secret lair on an exotic island, recruit and train loyal minions and powerful henchmen, defend your base 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 30th 2021 on Steam.

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Evil Genius 2: World Domination launches March 30, 2021 on Steam!

Hello, minions. We’ve got some good news for you – Evil Genius 2: World Domination is launching March 30, 2021 on Steam! We’ve got a brand new gameplay trailer for you to mark the occasion – watch it immediately!


Want a little more detail to whet your appetites? Here’s what all you budding supervillains can look forward to in Evil Genius 2 at launch:


Four campaigns – play as narcissist despot Max, heavy-muscle madman Ivan, manipulative ex-spymaster Emma or scientist zealot Zalika. Guide your chosen evil genius through their own unique story campaign as they impose their twisted vision upon an unsuspecting globe.


Three island locations – choose where to build your supervillain HQ from three island paradises, each with their own gameplay challenges. From the outside your base looks like a beautiful casino resort, but behind closed doors lies all manner of unimaginable evil.


Intuitive lair-building – design, build and customize your lair as you see fit. With modern base-building mechanics and loads of gameplay features totally new to the series, including multiple-floored lairs, strategy fans will feel right at home with Evil Genius 2.


New rooms, henchmen, agents, traps and more – as showcased in today’s trailer, Evil Genius 2 features tons of menacing characters and devilish contraptions to use in your lair. From the deliciously fatal Sushi Chef to the always famished Venus Spy-Trap, you have a huge number of ways to stop the Forces of Justice from foiling your dastardly plans.


World domination 2.0 – Take to the world stage and execute your campaign of total supremacy. Send your minions and henchmen on missions across the globe as you exert your influence and control over world regions. Complete lucrative schemes, expand your criminal network, recruit new henchmen and steal all manner of useful loot – from the Doors to Fort Knox to a living, breathing dodo.


[CLASSIFIED] – There are loads of fiendishly exciting surprises on the way in the coming weeks – including a mode we’ve not yet talked about… stay tuned for more soon.

We’ll see you soon, minions! Be sure to wishlist before you go.

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EVIL GENIUS 2 SETS DATE FOR WORLD DOMINATION

>> Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/iXxM5cyRYtw
>> Download screenshots and more in the EG2 press kit!  

Top Secret Location, January 28th, 2021 – No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to buy EVIL GENIUS 2: WORLD DOMINATION when it launches March 30, 2021 on Steam!

As revealed in today’s new “Release Date” trailer featuring brand new gameplay footage, Evil Genius 2 will take over the world with its secret weapon of excellent strategy simulation in just two months’ time.  

Developed and published by Rebellion (Sniper Elite 4, Zombie Army 4), Evil Genius 2 lets you live out your dreams of being the bad guy. Build your secret island lair, recruit and train a workforce of loyal minions and powerful henchmen, defend your base from the Forces of Justice and dominate the world stage.

Here’s what all you supervillains can look forward to in Evil Genius 2 at launch:

  • Four campaigns – play as narcissist despot Max, heavy-muscle madman Ivan, manipulative ex-spymaster Emma or scientist zealot Zalika. Guide your chosen evil genius through their own unique story campaign as they impose their twisted vision upon an unsuspecting globe.
  • Three island locations – choose where to build your supervillain HQ from three island paradises, each with their own gameplay challenges. From the outside your base looks like a beautiful casino resort, but behind closed doors lies all manner of unimaginable evil.
  • Intuitive lair-building – design, build and customize your lair as you see fit. With modern base-building mechanics and loads of gameplay features totally new to the series, including multiple-floored lairs, strategy fans will feel right at home with Evil Genius 2.    
  • New rooms, henchmen, agents, traps and more – as showcased in today’s trailer, Evil Genius 2 features tons of menacing characters and devilish contraptions to use in your lair. From the deliciously fatal Sushi Chef to the always famished Venus Spy-Trap, you have a huge number of ways to stop the Forces of Justice from foiling your dastardly plans.
  • World domination 2.0 – Take to the world stage and execute your campaign of total supremacy. Send your minions and henchmen on missions across the globe as you exert your influence and control over world regions. Complete lucrative schemes, expand your criminal network, recruit new henchmen and steal all manner of useful loot – from the Doors to Fort Knox to a living, breathing dodo.
  • [CLASSIFIED] – There are loads of fiendishly exciting surprises on the way in the coming weeks – including a mode we’ve not yet talked about… stay tuned for more soon.

To keep up with all the latest in taking over the world, be sure to follow Evil Genius pages on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and to wishlist Evil Genius 2: World Domination on Steam.

For more details, please visit EvilGeniusGame.com 

COPYRIGHT ©2021 REBELLION. THE REBELLION NAME AND LOGO AND THE EVIL GENIUS NAME AND LOGO ARE TRADEMARKS OF REBELLION AND MAY BE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS IN CERTAIN COUNTRIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

About Rebellion

Founded in 1992, Rebellion is one of Europe’s biggest independent studios. Its flagship Sniper Elite series is renowned for its authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 20 million players worldwide. 2000 AD is synonymous with the absolute finest in British comic book art. With the acquisition of a $100m film studio and the world’s largest archive of English language comics, Rebellion continues to grow from strength to strength. Rebellion now operates across books, comics, TV and film, but at its core it’s still a leading developer and publisher of games. Whether it’s the breathtaking intensity of Sniper Elite 4, the face-hugging terror of Aliens vs. Predator or the grindhouse frenzy of the Zombie Army series, the Oxford-based studio is revered for creating stand-out games designed to thrill

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New Red Ivan Gameplay Featuring Brian Blessed!

We’re delighted to reveal a brand new gameplay trailer for Evil Genius 2: World Domination, featuring none other than the legendary Brian Blessed!

The new trailer features world-first gameplay footage of playable genius Red Ivan, as voiced by Blessed. Not only can you see Red Ivan’s literally iron fist and destructive rocket launcher in action, but also never-before-seen traps, minions, henchmen, rooms, contraptions and more!

Blessed is known for his incredible performances across film, TV and stage, including in Flash Gordon, Henry V, Tarzan and Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace – so who better to play a mastermind with a predilection for loudly blowing things up?

Evil Genius 2: World Domination is coming to Steam in the first half of 2021.

Get sinister Evil Genius updates wherever you plot for world domination, by following us on on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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EVIL GENIUS 2 REVEALS BRAND NEW RED IVAN GAMEPLAY FEATURING BRIAN BLESSED!

Top Secret, November 24, 2020 – “Gordon’s alive!?” Not for much longer – MWAHAHA!

Rebellion, one of Europe’s leading independent studios, is delighted to reveal a brand new gameplay trailer for Evil Genius 2: World Domination, featuring none other than the legendary Brian Blessed

>> Watch the trailer
>> Access the Evil Genius 2 press kit

The new trailer features world-first gameplay footage of playable genius Red Ivan, as voiced by Blessed. Not only can you see Red Ivan’s literally iron fist and destructive rocket launcher in action, but also never-before-seen traps, minions, henchmen, rooms, contraptions and more!

Evil Genius 2 is the premiere supervillain experience, combining lair-building strategy with world-dominating tyranny. Red Ivan is one of the FOUR playable geniuses in the game, and each genius has their own unique campaign and storyline – yes, there are FOUR unique campaigns in Evil Genius 2! That’s a lot of evil for your buck!     

Blessed is known for his incredible performances across film, TV and stage, including in Flash Gordon, Henry V, Tarzan and Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace – so who better to play a mastermind with a predilection for loudly blowing things up?  

Evil Genius 2: World Domination is coming to Steam in the first half of 2021. For more info please visit EvilGeniusGame.com

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An Update On Evil Genius 2: World Domination

Dear Evil Genius Community,

We hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and well.

Over the last five months or so, Rebellion has been working hard from the safety of our homes. As of now we’re only just beginning to welcome a handful of our staff back into our studios.

It’s been a challenging time. We tried to ensure there wouldn’t be a disturbance to our capacity and plans, but in such unexpected circumstances we’ve had to make some changes.

Today we’re announcing that Evil Genius 2: World Domination will launch in the first half of 2021.

We had originally planned for Evil Genius 2 to launch this year. However, 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.

One of the things we most prize about Rebellion is our independence, which allows us the freedom to do what’s right for our games and our staff. That’s what we’re doing for Evil Genius 2. We hope you understand our decision.

We’ll announce a final release date as soon as we can. Expect an update sooner rather than later.

Here on the Development Blog, normal service will resume in two weeks’ time. We’re going to be to showing you much, much more of Evil Genius 2 over the coming months, as well as sharing some information on the upcoming closed beta. We can’t wait to see what you think.

Thank you as ever for your support and your trust. 

Chris and Jason Kingsley, Rebellion Co-Founders

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BAFTA AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER JAMES HANNIGAN RETURNS FOR EVIL GENIUS 2

>> Watch the Evil Genius 2 development update
>> Watch the Evil Genius 2 first gameplay trailer
>> Download new screenshots and more in the EG2 press kit!  

Location Redacted, June 14, 2020 – Hot on the heels of the first gameplay footage, here’s another deadly piece of news for EVIL GENIUS 2: WORLD DOMINATION – the return of James Hannigan!

As revealed during today’s Guerrilla Collective stream, the BAFTA-award winning composer of the original Evil Genius is back to create a suitably wicked soundtrack for the spy-fi, lair-building sequel.

James is renowned for composing music for illustrious games franchises that include Dead Space, Harry Potter, Transformers, Theme Park and Command and Conquer. We can’t wait for his Evil Genius 2 soundtrack to mesmerize players with its irresistible brilliance, making them all the more pliable for our hidden brainwashing…   

BRACE YOURSELF – THE EVIL IS JUST BEGINNING…

Today’s development update flooded the airwaves with even more Evil Genius 2 propaganda! That includes a special breakdown of yesterday’s gameplay trailer with lead designer Rich Edwards, full of delectable info on all the content showcased in the brand new footage.

If that’s not enough, Rebellion’s own mastermind Jason Kingsley OBE announced there’ll be free community content for Evil Genius 2, as well as upcoming streams, deep dives and a closed beta ahead of launch later this year – check out EvilGeniusGame.com and be sure to sign up for more information.

Finally, we’ve also got our own behind the scenes stream with the Evil Genius 2 team! Watch it at twitch.tv/rebellion_official on June 17 at 10 AM PT / 1PM ET / 6PM BST / 7PM CEST.

Evil Genius 2: World Domination is coming to Steam later this year.

COPYRIGHT ©2020 REBELLION. THE REBELLION NAME AND LOGO AND THE EVIL GENIUS NAME AND LOGO ARE TRADEMARKS OF REBELLION AND MAY BE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS IN CERTAIN COUNTRIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

About Rebellion

Founded in 1992, Rebellion is one of Europe’s biggest independent studios. Its flagship Sniper Elite series is renowned for its authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 20 million players worldwide. 2000 AD is synonymous with the absolute finest in British comic book art. With the acquisition of a $100m film studio and the world’s largest archive of English language comics, Rebellion continues to grow from strength to strength.

Rebellion now operates across books, comics, TV and film, but at its core it’s still a leading developer and publisher of games. Whether it’s the breathtaking intensity of Sniper Elite 4, the face-hugging terror of Aliens vs. Predator or the grindhouse frenzy of the Zombie Army series, the Oxford-based studio is revered for creating stand-out games designed to thrill.

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EVIL GENIUS 2 UNVEILS WORLD FIRST GAMEPLAY TRAILER

>> Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/7fZ7EutB6CE
>> Download new screenshots and more in the EG2 press kit!  

Location Redacted, June 13, 2020 – Bask in the inexorable glory of the first ever gameplay trailer for EVIL GENIUS 2: WORLD DOMINATION! MUAHAHAHA!

In Evil Genius 2 you can live out your supervillain dreams. Create your own island lair, amass a force of loyal miscreants, take on secret agents and, finally, execute your nefarious plot to TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

Debuted during the PC Gaming Show, today’s world first gameplay footage brims with never-before-seen tyranny and treachery. From menacing new henchmen and minions to sinister traps and powerful contraptions… and is that a fleeting tease of Max’s new Doomsday Device? Well, we do love to be cruel!

The tantalizing reveals don’t stop there, though. We’ll be spilling more of the beans – evil beans – in a special ‘Evil Genius 2 Development Update’ during tomorrow’s Guerrilla Collective showcase.

And we’re hosting our own behind the scenes stream with Evil Genius 2 developers! Tune in at twitch.tv/rebellion_official on Wednesday June 17 at 10 AM PT / 1PM ET / 6PM BST / 7PM CEST.

Evil Genius 2: World Domination is coming to Steam later this year.

For more details please visit EvilGeniusGame.com

COPYRIGHT ©2020 REBELLION. THE REBELLION NAME AND LOGO AND THE EVIL GENIUS NAME AND LOGO ARE TRADEMARKS OF REBELLION AND MAY BE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS IN CERTAIN COUNTRIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

About Rebellion

Founded in 1992, Rebellion is one of Europe’s biggest independent studios. Its flagship Sniper Elite series is renowned for its authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 20 million players worldwide. 2000 AD is synonymous with the absolute finest in British comic book art. With the acquisition of a $100m film studio and the world’s largest archive of English language comics, Rebellion continues to grow from strength to strength.

Rebellion now operates across books, comics, TV and film, but at its core it’s still a leading developer and publisher of games. Whether it’s the breathtaking intensity of Sniper Elite 4, the face-hugging terror of Aliens vs. Predator or the grindhouse frenzy of the Zombie Army series, the Oxford-based studio is revered for creating stand-out games designed to thrill.

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Evil Genius Now Available Free!

Fancy taking over the world without spending a dime? We’re proud to be able to give players around the world free copies of Elixir’s classic world domination sim.

To claim your free Steam copy of the original Evil Genius, all you have to do is click this link and follow the instructions – but act fast, as this offer is only available for a limited time!

With Evil Genius 2: World Domination on the way (more news on that soon), now is the perfect time for an evil history lesson! Build a secret lair, train minions, recruit henchmen and plot to take over the world in one of the most unique and beloved strategy games of all time!

Until next time,

Stay Safe, Stay Sinister!

– The team at Rebellion