Psychonauts 2 is a planned 2021 Xbox game by Double Fine. It is the follow-up to Psychonauts, a well received 2021 indie game that managed to be both humorous and thought-provoking. The game follows a new group of people who find themselves trapped in an alternate version of teenage reality. This time, they have their own robot servants. Together, they must discover the mystery behind Psychonauts and learn why this world has become their imprisonment.
Psychonauts 2 Sequel
Though Psychonauts is a beloved cult comedy for its unique concept and excellent humor, it’s also quickly becoming known for some of the technical difficulties associated with gaming. Despite this, it’s a very promising project for Double Fine, who has already earned a lot through successful crowdfunding campaigns for Psychonauts and Costume Quest. If the second game does well, it will only further cement Psychonauts’ reputation as a high-quality creation from a top-tier designer. If it doesn’t, it’ll show how much or how little the public actually cares for Psychonauts II.
So what can we expect in Psychonauts 2? Much like the first game, this one follows the main storyline (though admittedly, there are a few differences). You’ll have to help an old friend escape from the flying castle that was crushed under its own weight. As in Psychonauts, you’ll need to find a way to put the pieces back together, and solving puzzles and mini-games will add to your experience. However, instead of using a standard camera, players are encouraged to “interact” with objects in-game to complete goals and level up instead.
The second game promises even more robust gameplay than the original, as players return to solve more puzzles and mini-games. This time around, you’ll also be able to perform tasks with a psychic assistant, called a Psychonaut. A Psychonaut is like a psychic hacker in that they can open portals and transfer objects from one location to another. However, unlike in Psychonauts, you’ll be able to use a wider variety of tools and gadgets to complete the task instead of just a gun and a box.
There’s no real indication when Psychonauts 2 will be available for either the PS3 or Xbox 360, and that’s really unfortunate, seeing as how this is such a popular game. Unfortunately, it looks like the next-gen versions of both these consoles will be locked down for launch after the end of this year, meaning that Psychonauts 2 will most likely remain nonexistent on either one of them before the end of this year at least. I’d definitely be looking forward to playing this second game, as it looks like it will have a lot of new features that haven’t been seen on previous versions. I am pretty sure that Psychonauts fans will flock to the game in no time, but it will probably be a while until we actually get to see what Psychonauts 2 has in store for us.
Release Date Unknown
If you were hoping for some news about the future of Psychonauts, then this news is right up your alley. The official release date for Psychonauts 2 has already been set, so you better start saving your pennies because you’re going to need ’em. The official PlayStation site is showing some great screenshots of the game, and a lot of them are brand new, so you can be sure that Psychonauts 2 will look amazing when it finally releases. This is a quality game and one that the official PlayStation website is calling “one of the best adventure video games ever made”.