The Evil Genius 2 Season Pass will give players the opportunity to dive deeper into the world of madmen, and that's not all — a free Photo Mode is going to be made available to all players for free.
Evil Genius 2 is the follow-up to 2004's Evil Genius, a game that is akin to Dungeon Keeper or War for the Overworld in many respects. Players will take on the role of a villain, but you're not commanding demonic legions — instead, you're in charge of an army of henchmen as a James Bond-esque supervillain. And yes, you can have a secret volcano lair.
The game has been in development for some time now and Rebellion has plans for much more beyond the launch of the game. A Season Pass will give players even more content to enjoy, and that's not all the post-launch content that's on the way! Check out the new Cinematic Trailer to get a feel for the game:
Evil Genius 2 Season Pass Cooks Up a New Campaign
The Evil Genius 2 Season Pass will add a bunch of post-launch content to the game including a brand-new campaign. This extra premium content will feature a new playable Genius and island lair along with a new Force of Justice for you to fight.
Here's what you can expect to see in Season Pass One according to a press release:
- A new campaign featuring a playable Genius
- Two Henchmen Packs
- Two Minions Packs
- A Lair Item Pack
Note that Rebellion refers to it as Season Pass One — that's a pretty strong hint that there will probably be another Season Pass made available later on down the line. Rebellion plans to share more details about the first Season Pass shortly after the game launches later this month.
Shoot Your Minions with the Free Evil Genius 2 Photo Mode
While there will be a bit of a wait for the Season Pass, there's one cool new feature that will probably be available a fair bit sooner — the Evil Genius 2 Photo Mode will be available for free to all players.
Photo Mode will let you shoot your minions in a somewhat less lethal fashion. You can tinker with a bunch of settings including depth of field, field of view, and more, as well as apply various filters and overlays. You can even make some characters temporarily disappear to get them out of the way of your shot. (Naturally, you can also make people disappear in a somewhat more permanent fashion through normal gameplay.)
When is the Evil Genius 2 Release Date?
The Evil Genius 2 release date is March 30, 2021. The Photo Mode will also arrive at launch as a free feature for all players, but you're probably going to have to wait for the Season Pass content.
For now, you can pre-order Evil Genius 2 via its official website starting at $39.99 or your regional equivalent. You can also opt to pick up the Deluxe Edition for $59.99 and secure a copy of Season Pass One, the Fountain of Youth and Trojan Horse items, and the Aurora Borealis in-game bonus.
Are you looking forward to Evil Genius 2? Do you think it will be able to capture the magic of the original game? Let us know in the comments below!