Rebellion has announced that it is now officially working on Evil Genius 2. Evil Genius 2 won’t be a remaster or remake. Instead, it will be a fully-fledged sequel and it won’t be free-to-play. Moreover, the game will be powered by Rebellion’s Asura Engine.
Since Evil Genius 2 will be the first real-time strategy game built in its in-house engine Asura, Rebellion needs a little bit of extra work under the hood before it expands the team, nails down gameplay design and goes into full production.
Rebellion also explained why it took it so long to develop a sequel to Evil Genius:
“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.
Secondly, we decided crowd-funding wasn’t the way we wanted to go. After the growing success of the Sniper Elite series and other Rebellion games IP, we started to feel it wasn’t fair to ask fans to fund a new game if we didn’t need them to! 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.
So yes, it’s taken us some time to get to this point. But today we are in a position where we can happily say Evil Genius 2 is an actual thing we’re actually coding, designing and er… arting, right now!”
Rebellion currently focuses on a PC version for Evil Genius 2, though it may also release it on other platforms.