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Psychonauts 2: Release date, gameplay, story, trailer, system requirements, more

Psychonauts 2, a sequel to the wacky cult classic platformer, is releasing this summer and here's everything you need to know.
Psychonauts 2: Release date, gameplay, story, trailer, system requirements, more

It has been more than six years since the successful crowdfunding of Psychonauts 2 on Fig, and in 2021 we will finally return to the world of crazy psychic spies and conspiracies.

Double Fine has been working hard to make sure that the game comes out in the best possible state and to meet the high standards fans expect for the game's narrative, humour, gameplay, and overall polish.

Psychonauts 2 release date(Picture: Double Fine)

Tim Schafer and his team are truly passionate about this project and they want to do it justice. With the help of Microsoft, who bought them two years ago, we expect them to deliver the quality they promised back during the crowdfunding campaign.

The mere look at the game brings us back right to the early '00s and if you are a fan of Double Fine's signature humour and visual style, you will feel right at home with Psychonauts 2.

Let's check out everything we know about the game.

Psychonauts 2 story

Psychonauts 2 story(Picture: Double Fine)

The game is a direct sequel to Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, a VR game from 2017 which was designed to connect the stories between Psychonauts 1 and 2.

If you don't know already, Razputin “Raz” Aquato is the main protagonist of the series, a trained acrobat and young psychic who has the ability to enter people's minds where he fights their inner demons and unlocks hidden memories.

In the first game, he joins the powerful espionage organisation known as the Psychonauts. After you rescued head Psychonaut, Truman Zanotto, you will come back to Psychonauts HQ and find out that things have changed, and you are not entirely sure if that's a good thing, and that's where Psychonauts 2 starts.

As revealed by Tim Schafer, asides from the main story, the game will also explore some of the more personal moments for Raz, including his family, background, romantic interests, and more.

Psychonauts 2 gameplay trailer

The game builds upon the mechanics from the first game, which includes platforming, puzzle-solving, using potent psychic abilities, battles with all kinds of strange enemies, and even talking your way out of trouble!

You will be able to use psychic abilities such as telekinesis, pyrokinesis, and levitation.

Being an acrobat, Raz will also be able to perform crazy acrobatic moves, which will help you traverse seemingly impossible distances and hurdles.

And of course, the game will feature a bunch of new things as well, which developers describe as "a touch of next-level platforming".

Psychonauts 2 platforms: Will it release on PS4?

Psychonauts 2 system requirements(Picture: Double Fine)

Despite being Microsoft's first-party studio, Double Fine will honour Fig backers and release the game on all of the promised platforms, including the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

The game will also release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC (Steam), and Xbox Cloud Gaming.

And if you are an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, we have great news for you, as the game will be available via Microsoft's subscription system on Day 1.

Psychonauts 2 system requirements

Psychonauts 2 gameplay(Picture: Double Fine)

The game's visual style is such that even 5+ years old PCs will be able to run the game smoothly, so you don't need to worry that the current component shortage will affect your experience with Psychonauts 2.

Minimum system requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Processor: 2 GHz Quad core CPU
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, AMD Radeon RX 560

Recommended system requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: 3 GHz Quad core CPU
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, AMD Radeon RX 580

Psychonauts 2 release date

The release date has been officially revealed during the Xbox E3 2021 showcase.

Psychonauts 2 is slated for release in summer, on 25th August 2021.