Psychonauts 2 First Playable Build Gameplay Video Revealed

October 5, 2017Written by Elizabeth Henges

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Those who have been wondering how Psychonauts is coming along will be happy with this. Double Fine has released some new gameplay footage of the anticipated sequel, this time of the game’s first playable build. The near 15 minute video has plenty of gameplay to watch, interspersed with talks of various Double Fine members.

Give the video a watch:

Here’s the description for Psychonauts 2:

Psychonauts 2 is a third-person action/adventure platformer where players control Razputin Aquato – a newly graduated Psychonaut with powerful psychic abilities – as he delves into the minds of others. The player will use Raz’s PSI powers, such as telekinesis, pyrokinesis, and levitation, in combination with Raz’s acrobatic platforming skills, to explore the mental worlds of the game’s eccentric characters.

The story of Psychonauts 2 picks up directly after the events of the first game, and the VR adventure Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, but players will not need to have played those games to follow the events of Psychonauts 2. In this new story, Raz arrives at Psychonaut headquarters, excited to finally become an official Psychonaut, but soon finds himself torn between the laws of the Psychonauts, his loyalty to his friends, and a secret mission that could undo everything for which he has fought so hard.

Psychonauts 2 was funded via a Fig funding campaign in 2016, eventually raising $3.8 million dollars. Tim Schafer had this to say involving the funding goal:

“We’re so grateful to our backers for giving us this chance to continue the story of Raz and the Psychonauts. Knowing that they will be able to participate as investors in the game makes the whole thing feel more fair and more rewarding.”

Psychonauts 2 is expected to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in Fall 2018.