Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods

Trouble in paradise takes on new meaning in the strategy god-game follow up Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods. You've conquered Eden, but the Aztecs (in this version of history, at least) have not taken their defeat lightly. They are building a better god (by sacrificing your followers, as it turns out), and there isn't enough room in Eden for the both of you.

If that sounds just like the core gameplay of the original Black & White 2 (and by the way, the original is required to play this expansion), consider this an opportunity to go the other way. You've been a goody-goody much too long, don't you think? This time perhaps you can out-evil the dastardly Aztec god. Or, instead of your usual sinister tricks, see how the other side lives for a change.

Either way, you'll have a giant new "creature" to help you build your cities and re-achieve Utopia. Your creature is the living personage of your deity on Earth, and will have the ability to perform four new miracles. But beware, your nemesis will have an enormous creature of his own, who will likely be doing very naughty things with giant poo.

Battle of the Gods is set to drop April 24. Until then, you'll have to settle for some fancy new screenshots of your future paradise.