PSYCHONAUTS 2 Has Been Pushed Back to 2021; Tim Schafer's Sequel Gets Trippy Gameplay Music Trailer


Category: Action-Adventure Games

PSYCHONAUTS 2 Has Been Pushed Back to 2021; Tim Schafer's Sequel Gets Trippy Gameplay Music Trailer

Microsoft has released a truly trippy gameplay music trailer for Double Fine Productions' Psychonauts 2 and officially announced that the sequel has been delayed, as the action-adventure title will now launch in 2021.

Just like the classic original, Psychonauts won't shy away from showcasing some pretty psychedelic images, and the game's latest trailer only confirms that Creative Director Tim Schafer and his dev team still "get it."

The video puts the spotlight on Razputin “Raz” Aquato's epic quest to find and naturalise a mole who has infiltrated the Psychonauts. "Our latest trailer shows Raz hot on the mole’s trail but there’s a catch: the brain containing information he needs has been left in a jar for way too long," Double Fine Content & Community Manager Heather Alexandra said. "Using his ability to leap into minds, Raz works with the brain’s owner (a mysterious ball of light voiced by Jack Black) in order to reawaken their lost senses." 

Although the Grim Fandango Remastered studio is now part of Microsoft's in-house Xbox Game Studios family, Psychonauts 2 is still coming not only to Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC (via Steam), but also PlayStation 4 — quite possibly as the last Double Fine–produced game to ever launch on a Sony console.

With Psychonauts 2 debuting next year, we should learn a lot more about Schafer's first full-blown sequel since 2014's Costume Quest 2 in the near future. In the meantime, take a look at its new trailer right now:

Razputin Aquato, trained acrobat and powerful young psychic, has realized his life long dream of joining the international psychic espionage organization known as the Psychonauts! But these psychic super spies are in trouble. Their leader hasn't been the same since he was kidnapped, and what's worse, there's a mole hiding in headquarters. Raz must use his powers to stop the mole before they execute their secret plan--to bring the murderous psychic villain, Maligula, back from the dead!

Psychonauts 2 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC (via Steam) in 2021.

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