Psychonauts 2 is one of the most highly anticipated video games of Summer 2021 and is set to be released for multiple game systems on August 25th. Psychonauts 2 will appear on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Microsoft Windows along with Mac OS and Linux. This upcoming platform title is huge especially considering the fact that Psychonauts 1 was released back in the PS2 era of gaming in 2005. Psychonauts 2 will be developed by Double Fine and published by Xbox Game Studios and will be utilizing the Unreal Engine 4. Despite, the original Psychonauts game being unsuccessful on a commercial level it was praised by various critics and gaming publications during the mid 00’s. The strong points of the original Psychonauts game revolved mainly around the level designs and strange yet unique set of characters but slightly criticized for its gameplay and difficulty. However, Psychonauts 2 will not be directly connected to the ‘05 installment and is going to follow the events from Psychonauts In The Rhombus Of Ruin from 2017. Psychonauts 2 was first announced back in 2015 and since then Double Fine managed to generate $3.8 million through fundraising for the game on Fig in over a month. It had also been revealed that video game developer Starbreeze Studios had invested at least $8 million to help get Psychonauts 2 digitally published across multiple gaming platforms.
The visuals for Psychonauts 2 is definitely one of the biggest strengths the game currently has and it also includes a very basic yet intriguing storyline. The main protagonist of Psychonauts 2 is an experienced acrobat and psychic named Razputin Aquato. The plot for Psychonauts 2 revolves around Raz realizing his dream after joining the team only to realize there is treachery going on within the organization. Players are provided with a ton of customizable psychic powers and a cinematic driven story with loads of humor and excitement. Raz’s quest involves tracking down a psychic homicidal villain which adds mystery and dark vibes to the atmosphere of Psychonauts 2. Psychonauts 2 looks like it has the potential to be one of the best platform adventure games of 2021. It will be interesting to see what type of reception this game receives following its upcoming release on August 25th.