Evil Genius 2 artwork for Red Ivan

[Update]: Evil Genius 2 has now been unleashed, and so far it seems like a faithful adaptation of the original.

Much like its predecessor, Evil Genius 2 is a highly satirical simulator about trying to take over the world through a variety of nefarious and often downright ridiculous means. To do this you'll need to build the perfect evil lair, recruit and train an army of loyal henchmen, deal with the constant onslaught of secret agents and the forces of justice, and most importantly of all, create the ultimate doomsday weapon in order to ensure no one can deny your rightful claim on the world.

If you're wondering just what all of this looks like in actual gameplay, you can get a pretty good idea through the recently posted preview starring the appropriately shouty Brian Blessed as Red Ivan. Have a gander, it's a pretty fun one:

Unfortunately, there is one bit of a bad news - we might have to wait for quite a while in order to get our hands on Evil Genius 2. Its launch was delayed until 2021 back in August, and despite things already looking quite polished, Rebellion has still not confirmed an actual release date. As such, don't be shocked if Evil Genius 2 doesn't arrive for another few months.

On the positive side, Rebellion has been consistently posting about Evil Genius 2's development and how the various gameplay mechanics work, so if you're eager to learn a little bit more, you should head on over to the official website. Enjoy, and just for good measure, I'll leave you with one of the earlier trailers: