Evil Genius official artwork and logo

In order to get as many eyes as possible on the upcoming release of Evil Genius 2, Rebellion has now launched a giveaway for the original classic. As the name would suggest, Evil Genius will have you construct your evil lair in secret, recruit and train a variety of dastardly henchmen, and then launch a campaign of global domination while simultaneously defending yourself from would-be heroes.

If that kind of nonsense sounds like it's right up your alley, you can grab yourself a free copy of Evil Genius over at the Rebellion website. The giveaway will only last for a "limited time", so you might want to jump in sooner rather than later, just to be safe.

Thankfully, you don't have to jump in completely blind as Rebellion has also release a rather handy beginner's guide. So if you're curious about what Evil Genius is really all about, or if you're just looking for some pointers, you'll find what you seek right below:

Have fun, and you can learn more about the upcoming Evil Genius 2 by hopping over to Steam. No release date has been announced just yet, but given the timing of this giveaway, I wouldn't be surprised if we see it within the next month or so. Either way, here's to hoping it ends up being even more entertaining than its predecessor!