Evil Genius 2: World Domination – the Rebellion-developed sequel to Elixir Studios’ cult-classic administration sim – is quickly closing in on its thirtieth March launch date, and as a part of its pre-launch promotional blitz, Rebellion has now served up ten minutes of gameplay in a brand new developer video.
Evil Genius 2 follows an analogous method to its much-loved 2004 predecessor, mixing base constructing and real-time protection as gamers – forged as a prison mastermind – oversee the working of their evil lair, boss round minions, thwart do-gooders, and construct a doomsday machine in a bid to attain international domination.
Rebellion’s sequel retains the comedic tone and interesting retro stylings of its predecessor, however introduces new villains, henchmen, brokers, room varieties, and traps – and keen-eyed observers would possibly spot a couple of of these in Rebellion’s new gameplay trailer.
Primarily although, it serves as an introduction to Evil Genius 2 for newcomers and a refresher for old-hands, taking viewers by way of the sport’s opening tutorial mission. Here we see Rebellion increasing its minion forces and setting about boosting its lair’s energy output to make sure there’s sufficient juice to maintain cameras, traps, and doorways functioning and the bottom defended.
From there, it is time to construct a management room, serving because the centre of operations as gamers preserve and increase their prison community on the world stage, sending minions out on evil missions to earn gold whereas maintaining a tally of the 5 organisations of justice, intent on halting their nefarious schemes.
Rebellion additionally stresses that Evil Genius 2 is a narrative-driven recreation with a really particular starting and finish – one which both sees gamers efficiently ruling the world or dying within the try. In complete, it options 4 distinct campaigns, every focussed on a specific playable prison mastermind, and every introducing its personal vibrant forged of characters. Notably too, the overarching narrative is accompanied by non-compulsory aspect tales which unlock helpful rewards.
There’s much more within the video, so it is properly price a watch should you’re curious concerning the likes of interrogations, coaching, and dealing with brokers despatched to your base by the forces of justice. And should you like what you see, Evil Genius 2 involves Steam in lower than two months, on thirtieth March.