Metroidvanias sure are different these days!
Wow. Stay calm. Unexpected as it was, Psychonauts 2 was announced earlier tonight at The Game Awards. Jeez. I’m, uh, honestly overwhelmed. Okay. Anyway.
Ten years later, the sequel to the greatest cult game ever made has been confirmed, and it’s being partially produced through crowdfunding. The Psychonauts 2 campaign is up on Fig with a goal of $3,300,000. At the time of writing, not even thirty minutes later, it’s just over $100,000. According to the page, the game’s hub world will be inside Psychonauts HQ:
In Psychonauts 2, Raz realizes his dream and visits Psychonauts Headquarters. However, when he gets there, he finds it’s not the perfect place he expected and quickly realizes that the Psychonauts need him more than he needs them.
The campaign rewards include everything from digital copies of both games to a Raz figure to a visit to Whispering Rock, which is apparently somewhere in California. The funding ends on January 7th, and the game itself is estimated for release in Fall of 2018. The page also mentions that 2 Player Productions will be filming a documentary on the game’s production.
Personally, I’m beyond excited to see one of my favorite games of all time finally getting the sequel everyone’s been hoping for. If you’re so inclined, check out the campaign video below: