Evil Genius 2: World Domination will officially feature a sandbox mode, publisher and developer Rebellion has confirmed. It also revealed the spy-fi lair builder's Deluxe and Collector's editions, alongside announcing the contents of its first Season Pass.
The aptly named Season Pass One, aims to keep players returning after launch by adding a brand new campaign and more. Evil Genius 2's sandbox mode emphasizes freedom when setting up your secret lair. You won't have to worry about regular campaign progression or gradually unlocking new items, according to the publisher.
"Fill your floors with umpteen pinball bumper traps and watch enemy agents bounce around perpetually. Create the first open-plan supervillain HQ. Or make it impossible for minions to do their jobs by turning your corridors into a ridiculous maze; it’s up to you," reads an emailed press release.
Pre-ordering Evil Genius 2: World Domination, regardless of edition, grants you the Fountain of Youth and Trojan Horse in-game bonus items while discounting the game by 10% (or 15% if you also own the original title on Steam).
Going for the Deluxe Edition, which costs £54.99/$59.99/€59.99, also gives you the Aurora Borealis item and the Season Pass One, which includes the following post-launch content:
- A campaign pack
- Two henchmen packs
- Two minions pack
- A lair item pack
The more expensive, now sold out, Evil Genius 2 Collector's Edition (£79.99/$84.99/€84.99) included everything in the Deluxe Edition, adding a physical statue of Maximilian relaxing on the throne of his inner sanctum, four new comics featuring each of the playable geniuses, and the Evil Genius official magazine.
Also available separately, via newsagents and the Rebellion Store, the latter "delves into the background behind the new chapter in the beloved series with developer interviews, genius profiles and a rundown of the new special features."
The developer is currently focusing on the launch version of the game, so specific details about Evil Genius 2's Season Pass One are scarce. Nevertheless, it has confirmed that the new campaign will be centered around a brand new playable genius, raising the total to 5 at some point after launch.
Evil Genius 2: World Domination is slated to release on March 30 and headed to PC. We'll update this article with more info about Season Pass One as soon as we learn more. You can read more about it in our preview and interview.
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