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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 

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Evil Genius 2 Dominates E3 2019

At E3 2019, Evil Genius 2: World Domination emerged from the shadows, ready to take on the word! Our dastardly plan to impress the press appears to have worked! The ministry of misinformation would like to share the following articles with you;

‘World domination really is within Evil Genius 2’s grasp’ – Metro Online

‘Shaping up to be a perfect sequel for fans’ – Express Online

 ‘Looks to be a fun and satisfying twist on the classic tropes of spy fiction.’ – Gamespot

‘A lot of personality and potential’ – PC Gamer

We also managed to charm our way onto the Gamespot stage, where our henchmen continued to spread the good word…of EVIL.

Following the debut trailer of Evil Genius 2, our henchmen also declassified a special developer commentary video, revealing the secrets of the trailer! Watch it here.

Evil Genius 2: World Domination launches on Steam in 2020.

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Evil Genius 2 trailer: ALL the cunning secrets!

Following the debut trailer for Evil Genius 2: World Domination, the henchmen at Rebellion have been up to further no-goodery! They’ve declassified a special developer commentary video, with the wicked aim of revealing the delicious secrets lurking within the E3 reveal trailer! 

The 13 minute video features Ash Tregay (Producer), Richard Edwards (Lead Designer) and Ian Pestridge (Art Lead). Watch it here, as they dive in to what to expect from the lair-building sequel. 

Evil Genius 2: World Domination launches on Steam in 2020

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Today, a blog post. Next year, Evil Genius 2: World Domination!

We’re devilishly delighted to unveil Evil Genius 2: World Domination, coming to Steam in 2020. Watch the debut trailer, unveiled during the PC Gaming Show!

Evil Genius 2: World Domination is a fully-fledged sequel to the 2004 classic. In this spy-fi lair builder, you take control of an Evil Genius, with your aim nothing less than taking over the world!

Evil Genius 2: World Domination Features;

BUILD YOUR OWN UNIQUE EVIL LAIR

Set up your sprawling base of operations across multiple storeys!

UNDERTAKE HUNDREDS OF DIABOLICAL OBJECTIVES

Sell the British Royal Family! Kidnap the Governor of Maine! Bake Alaska – literally!

AMASS A FORCE OF CRIMINAL MINIONS AND HENCHMEN

Recruit and train all manner of underlings, and send them across the globe to commit delectable criminality in your name!

DEFEND YOUR LAIR FROM THE FORCES OF JUSTICE

Engineer dastardly traps and tactically deploy them to keep those interfering do-gooders from getting in the way!

…and more that we’re keeping under wraps for now! Until the next stage of our plot takes shape, keep an eye on the Evil Genius Twitter and Facebook for more, and don’t forget to join our Discord!

–    The Team At Rebellion

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It’s time to talk about Evil Genius 2!

Evil Genius 2 Island Lair

Dear Evil Genius fans,

*** Evil Edit: We’ve since unveiled Evil Genius 2: World Domination at the PC Gaming Show in 2019. Get all the evil intel here ***

We know you’ve been waiting a long time for this announcement, so we won’t tantalize you any further. As revealed in our new video interview with Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley (we suggest giving it a watch) we’re thrilled to announce we are now officially working on Evil Genius 2.

Ever since Evil Genius came under the Rebellion roof, we’ve always believed that Elixir’s beloved real-time, lair-management and world-domination simulation deserved a follow-up. We’d like to make this super-duper clear – this isn’t a remaster. Evil Genius 2 will be a fully-fledged sequel and it won’t be free-to-play. Our focus currently is on a PC release, but as ever we’ll look at other platforms and see what fits and what doesn’t.

THE STATE OF PLAY

Now, before you get too excited and start furiously drawing up your blueprints for a Gravity Disruptor 2.0, development only began this Spring and is still at a very, very early stage. We’re currently fleshing out the tech that will make Evil Genius 2 a reality. This will be the first real-time strategy game built in our in-house engine Asura, after all, so we need to do a little bit of extra work under the hood before we expand the team, nail down gameplay design and go into full production.

WHY NOW?

That said, you may well be asking why it’s taken us a while to get to this point. As some of you may remember, we were very close to announcing this project several years ago. Back then, our plan was to crowd-fund a new Evil Genius PC game and we made a series of steps to launching a campaign.

So why didn’t we go ahead with it? Firstly, we were in the middle of a big transition into becoming our own publisher and we needed to put resources into the projects that became Zombie Army Trilogy, Battlezone on PSVR and Sniper Elite 3 & 4.

Secondly, we decided crowd-funding wasn’t the way we wanted to go. 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! With some big projects now out the door and being enjoyed by gamers worldwide, we feel like now is the time to return to the world of Evil Genius.

So yes, it’s taken us some time to get to this point. But today we are in a position where we can happily say Evil Genius 2 is an actual thing we’re actually coding, designing and er… arting, right now!

WHAT NOW?

Bear with us just a little longer, would-be global criminal masterminds! It might be a while until we can show what we’re working on, but you can make sure you’re in the loop by following us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and signing up to our newsletter! As soon as we have more to say, you’ll be the first to know.

Yours evilly,

Rebellion

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An open letter to the Evil Genius community

What follows below is a copy of our reply to an open letter put together by Nick Smith and the unofficial Evil Genius 2 Facebook group:

Dear Evil Genius 2 Facebook group members and Evil Genius gamers everywhere,

Thank you for taking the time to prepare your open letter on behalf of the community.

We were overwhelmed by the response to the announcement of Evil Genius Online (EGO). Not only were all the closed beta slots taken in less than 24 hours, but we saw the Evil Genius community spring into action. Whether it was through emails, tweets, the online petition, in forums or through your open letter, you made the effort to let us know what Evil Genius means to you as gamers. We wanted to reply to you directly, and although we don’t have time to cover all your questions hopefully this letter will leave you a lot clearer about the future of Evil Genius!

So why did we make Evil Genius Online?

For independent studios like Rebellion to survive it’s important that we look beyond the console, PC and mobile platforms we know so well. Facebook are hubs with millions of gamers who can start playing any game in just a couple of clicks. There are almost no barriers. This is why free-to-play is so exciting for both developers and gamers, and yes, it means we can bring Evil Genius to a new audience too.

But hasn’t Evil Genius been on Facebook before?

Yes – Evil Genius: WMD – and it wasn’t up to scratch. We know fans and gamers deserved better. Evil Genius Online is a completely different game and we’ve learned some invaluable lessons since then.

Will social mechanics undermine the traditional Evil Genius gameplay?

While EGO will obviously attract a free-to-play audience, we wanted to create an experience that could be enjoyed by many types of gamers, including Evil Genius fans. Crucially the game doesn’t feature an ‘energy’ mechanic which would limit your play time each day. EGO is firmly mission based, with an open ended story that evolves as the gamer progresses. Yes, each mission takes time to complete and objectives can be accelerated with the use of virtual currency (no pressure applied), but gamers can play for as long as they want and completely redesign their lair to their heart’s content at any time. We honestly believe many of you will really enjoy EGO, but we also understand that we’ll still be disappointing some of you too.

So is this the ‘sequel’ that has been rumoured on Twitter?

When Jason – Rebellion’s CEO and co-founder – tweeted earlier in the year about a potential follow up to Evil Genius, he wasn’t talking about Evil Genius Online, which was already in development by a small team here in our Oxford studio.

We’ve always wanted to make a fully-featured PC follow-up. We’ve taken concepts for an Evil Genius sequel to publishers before but we weren’t able to secure the funding we needed. However since then, we’ve looked into alternative ways to get this game funded and created. We are going to make this happen. And it’s going to be soon.

We’ve been watching the Evil Genius community for some time now, and we’re sorry that we couldn’t tell you earlier about our plans. If anything, your enthusiasm over the last couple of weeks has galvanized our efforts!

In the next few days a key member from our Oxford studio will be in touch. They want to engage with the EG community and get you involved in the first steps we take towards the next Evil Genius game on PC.

Please make them welcome, and don’t be scared to share your ideas!

Yours Forever Evily

The Rebellion team