It’s almost there! The iconic action adventure Psychonauts is getting its well-deserved sequel after around 16 years. Psychonauts 2 will officially be released on August 25, 2021, on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S / X as well as PS4 and PS5 (thanks to backward compatibility). The game will also be included in Xbox Game Pass at launch. This ends a development period of around five years, which began in 2016 with a crowdfunding campaign and was marked by several postponements. In line with the announcement of the date, Double Fine has also released a new gameplay trailer, which makes you want more with its crazy level design, crazy ideas and the unmistakable psychonaut atmosphere.

The development team around industry legend Tim Schafer (Grim Fandango, Brütal Legend) wants to use Psychonauts 2 (buy now 69,99 € ) deliver a worthy sequel that builds on all the strengths of the original. Technically and playfully, the game should take a big step forward and of course Double Fine wants to tell the story on a large scale.

Psychonauts 2 may appear 16 years after the original, but the story begins only a few hours after the credits: Immediately after the events from the VR-exclusive Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, Raz and his companions reach the main center of the psychonauts. There the likeable young hero has to discover that the espionage organization is hiding a dark secret. As in the previous game, Raz now has to travel through a wide variety of minds, explore wacky levels in an acrobatic way, fight opponents, collect upgrades and uncover secrets. You can expect idiosyncratic humor, bizarre characters, crazy level design, colorful comic graphics and a gameplay cocktail of action, platformer and adventure.

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Psychonauts 2 will finally be released on August 25, 2021 [Quelle: Double Fine]

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