United Kingdom developer Rebellion have announced that they're working on Evil Genius 2, a follow up to Elixir's management sim which launched back in 2004. That being said, the United Kingdom developer said it was still going to make the game happen, and "soon".
For anyone who doesn't remember, Evil Genius was a base-management game bathed in Bond villain camp and styled after the aesthetics of the atomic age.
Rebellion today announced that it's working on a new fully-fledged sequel to the PC real-time strategy game Evil Genius.
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The original Evil Genius is still available to buy on Steam and the DRM-free GOG, and works quite well on Windows 10 from my experience.
Rebellion also confirmed that Evil Genius 2 is the first RTS game being developed on its in-house game engine, Asura. For more on Evil Genius 2, check out the announcement video above.
Speaking of the sequel, Rebellion's CEO Jason Kingsley seemed excited and said ever since Evil Genius came under Rebellion roof; the studio knew that Elixir's beloved real-time simulation deserved a sequel.
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The press release noted that Evil Genius 2 will be the first real-time strategy game built on the studio's proprietary Asura engine, and the team is now tackling the challenges this move is throwing at them.
It's a great game for it's time and you can even have fun with it today.
Be on the look out for more Evil Genius 2 news in the near future. The studio is now focusing on the PC version, but hasn't ruled other platforms down the line. So why didn't they 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.
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Rebellion hinted a sequel may be coming back in 2013, when it said: "We've always wanted to make a fully-featured PC follow-up". With some big projects now out the door and being enjoyed by gamers worldwide, they feel like now is the time to return to the world of Evil Genius.