Rebellion Developments, the video game developer based in Oxford England, known for it’s award-winning series Sniper Elite and multiple games within the Alien Vs Predator series is back with an announcement that is sure to drive fans aboard the hype train.
At E3 this year Rebellion announced games like Strange Brigade, a one to four player co-op, horde shooter set in a time similar to the very late Victorian era, and Rogue Trooper Redux, an HD remake of Rebellion’s award winning game from 2006.
Quoted as something they’ve “wanted to do for a long time”, Rebellion are proud to announce that they are now working on Evil Genius 2. The game is a follow-up to to Elixir Studio’s real-time strategy and dungeon management simulator, Evil Genius. The game’s original release came back in 2004 by publisher, Sierra, but Rebellion bought the rights to the series upon the closure of Sierra in 2006.
Evil Genius was inspired by the spy-thriller genre, notably the early James Bond film series. The game was set in an alternative 1960 to 1970’s era and players assumed the role of an evil organisation, hellbent on world domination. It is your job to manage your evil empire through base-management and “acts of infamy” within the world, whilst fighting off those pesky do-gooders who fight for justice.
Rebellion only started development for Evil Genius 2 back in Spring this year so the game is in its very early stages, but fear not, for your friends at GameWatcher will endeavour to bring you all the latest news and updates on this sure to be legendary release.