British developer Rebellion, who made the Sniper Elite games, have announced that they're working on a sequel to the real-time strategy management sim Evil Genius which was released back in 2006.
"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," - stated Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley. "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."
"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. [...] 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."
The original Evil Genius game was inspired by James Bond movies and is set in an alternative 1960s-70s era. Players take the role of a villainous force attempting to achieve global domination while fending off the forces of justice. The game contains a great deal of tongue-in-cheek humour and plays off of cliches of the spy genre.
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