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Evil Genius 2: World Domination

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Rebellion
Release Date: March 30, 2021

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'Evil Genius 2: World Domination' Star-Studded Voice Cast Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on March 2, 2021 @ 9:49 a.m. PST

Evil Genius 2: World Domination is a real-time, lair-management and world-domination simulation.

Evil Genius 2 is a satirical spy-fi lair builder, where players take control of an Evil Genius and set their plans for world domination in motion. When it feels this good to be bad, the Forces of Justice don’t stand a chance!

Build your own unique evil lair and cover operation, Train a force of criminal minions, Defend your Lair from the Forces of Justice, and Dominate the world with a Doomsday Device in this direct sequel to the 2004 cult classic!

Every villain needs an island lair, so pick your paradise and put your own sinister stamp on it! Shape the internal structure of your hazardous hideaway to fit your play-style, and construct wonderfully wicked devices for your minions to put to use.

Beloved film and TV stars Samantha Bond and Brian Blessed headline the voice cast of the hotly anticipated Evil Genius 2: World Domination.

Brian Blessed has previously been revealed as the voice of the might-focused, chaotic ex-henchman Red Ivan. Samantha Bond, who played Moneypenny during the Brosnan era of James Bond films, has today been unveiled in a brand new trailer as the voice of Emma, the spymaster-turned-supervillain out for revenge against her former intelligence agency.

One of the four playable masterminds in Evil Genius 2, Emma combines cunning with an utter, seething contempt for humanity. Her skills and abilities are focused around deception, aiding players with quietly plotting their diabolical schemes in the shadows. Emma’s aim is not just to take over the world – she wants to end it.

Starring alongside Samantha Bond and Brian Blessed as the two other Evil Geniuses are Glen McCready as the gold-crazed egomaniac despot Max, and Rakie Ayola as the billionaire scientist zealot Zalika.

Samantha Bond has a wealth of beloved and celebrated stage, TV and film work, including her Screen Actors Guild-nominated performance as Lady Rosamund Painswick in Downton Abbey, and a truly illustrious theatrical career featuring a litany of acclaimed roles, including many as part of the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. She also stars in School’s Out Forever, Rebellion’s first ever feature film, which is out now on digital stores.

Brian Blessed is a British national treasure, as well as one of the country’s most recognizable and respected actors. His trademark booming voice has graced screen and stage countless times over an incredible career. He is arguably best known for his iconic role as Boss Nass in Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace and his show-stealing performance as Prince Vultan in the cult classic Flash Gordon, while his credits include films like Disney’s Tarzan, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V, and world-famous TV series such as Blackadder and I, Claudius. Like Samantha Bond, he has worked many times with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Glen McCready’s credits include the voice of Signor in Russell T Davies’s acclaimed BBC & HBO drama Years and Years, Alan Carter in the Big Finish reboot of Space 1999, and Jack in the multi award-winning British indie movie Above the Cloud. Glen McCready has appeared in many games, including the Harry Potter augmented-reality game Wonderbook: Book of Potions, in which he played Zyngmunt Budge. Rebellion fans will recognize him as the voice of the boisterous Narrator in the rip-roaring adventure Strange Brigade, and as Hector the undead airman in Zombie Army 4: Dead War.

Cardiff actress Rakie Ayola was most recently seen in the BBC’s acclaimed Jimmy McGovern drama Anthony and Malorie Blackman adaptation Noughts and Crosses. Her on-screen work includes the Hostess in Doctor Who: Midnight and Chief Judge in the 2000 AD movie Dredd. She’ll next be on screen in ITV’s Grace and the BBC’s The Pact. Rakie Ayola works prolifically on stage, most recently starring with Rhys Ifans in the critically acclaimed National Theatre Wales and Royal Court production On Bear Ridge, for which she won Best Female Actor in the Black British Theatre Awards 2020. Rakie Ayola will also be known to Rebellion fans as the resourceful engineer Shola in Zombie Army 4: Dead War.

“It’s been an incredible pleasure for us to work with such a stellar cast in Evil Genius 2,” said Rebellion CEO and Creative Director Jason Kinglsey.

“We’re of course delighted to be working again with the very talented Rakie Ayola and Glen McCready who’ve put in great performances in previous Rebellion games and they’ve done it again as Zalika and Max. Having Samantha Bond and Brian Blessed join the game’s cast as Emma and Red Ivan is the cherry on the cake – they are both such fantastic personalities and actors, and we know fans are going to just love their performances in Evil Genius 2.”

Competence isn’t going to cut it when you’re running an evil operation. As you expand and train your minion workforce, you can create new specialists to help further your evil plans! Need something a little more…intimidating? Recruit powerful Henchmen that complement your play style; every mastermind needs a right hand…or several, in fact!

The Forces of Justice are annoyingly punctual, so supplement your brute force by researching and developing a series of trap networks! Send those do-gooders spinning with a Pinball Bumper, or put the chomp on them with the Venus Spy-Trap. While one trap is good, more is…evil-er. Combo your traps to banish intruders for good!

Carry out evil schemes to further your plot to build a Doomsday Device and dominate the world! Sell the British Royal Family, Kidnap the Governor of Maine, and literally BAKE ALASKA. With hundreds of potential objectives, variety is the spice of strife.

Key Features:

  • Four campaigns – play as narcissist despot Max, heavy-muscle madman Ivan, manipulative ex-spymaster Emma or scientist zealot Zalika. Guide your chosen evil genius through their own unique story campaign as they impose their twisted vision upon an unsuspecting globe. 
  • Three island locations – choose where to build your supervillain HQ from three island paradises, each with their own gameplay challenges. From the outside your base looks like a beautiful casino resort, but behind closed doors lies all manner of unimaginable evil. 
  • Intuitive lair-building – design, build and customize your lair as you see fit. With modern base-building mechanics and loads of gameplay features totally new to the series, including multiple-floored lairs, strategy fans will feel right at home with Evil Genius 2. 
  • New rooms, henchmen, agents, traps and more – as showcased in today’s trailer, Evil Genius 2 features tons of menacing characters and devilish contraptions to use in your lair. From the deliciously fatal Sushi Chef to the always famished Venus Spy-Trap, you have a huge number of ways to stop the Forces of Justice from foiling your dastardly plans. 
  • World domination 2.0 – Take to the world stage and execute your campaign of total supremacy. Send your minions and henchmen on missions across the globe as you exert your influence and control over world regions. Complete lucrative schemes, expand your criminal network, recruit new henchmen and steal all manner of useful loot – from the Doors to Fort Knox to a living, breathing dodo. 
  • [CLASSIFIED] – There are loads of fiendishly exciting surprises on the way in the coming weeks – including a mode we’ve not yet talked about… stay tuned for more soon. 

Evil Genius 2: World Domination is coming to PC (Steam) on March 30, 2021.

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