- This article features content that will be introduced or featured in Psychonauts 2 announced for release in 2019. As such, this may refer to content that may be changed or removed in the to be released version of the game.
Psychonauts 2 is an upcoming platform video game developed by Double Fine Productions that will be the sequel to the 2005 game Psychonauts, headed by former Lucasarts employee Tim Schafer. It was initially announced during the Game Awards 2015 on December 3rd, 2015. It was crowdfunded on Fig.com, and reached 116% of its $3.3 million goal on January 6th, 2016. According to the campaign page, the game is planned to be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, macOS, and Linux, originally with a tentative release date of Fall 2018 but that has since changed to 2019.
The following is lifted from the game's "about" section on Steam:
"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!"
Razputin Aquato will finally get to go to Psychonauts headquarters - his lifelong dream. There he can see Sasha Nein and Milla Vodello in their natural environment - international espionage. But he finds several things strange about the organisation.
While Truman Zanotto was missing, several changes to the direction of the organisation were made by his second in command. Funding was cut from traditional psychic research and peacekeeping, and redirected to unorthodox, fringe endeavors, including the discredited practice of necromancy.
Raz soon uncovers sinister things at work in the shadows of Psychonauts headquarters, including double agents and evils of the past. Raz's own family history plays a pivotal part in the story, and Raz must confront the roots of the curse placed on his family once and for all. And also deal with this whole 'girlfriend' term and what it really means.