Razputin Aquato, a trained acrobat and powerful young psychic, has realized his lifelong 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, a mole is 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!
Fans have been hoping for a sequel since the original game was released back in the mid-2000s. The sequel game was originally scheduled to come out in 2018 but was pushed to 2019. But then, due to Covid-19, the game got pushed forward to 2021.
“2020 did not speed up the development of [Psychonauts 2], but we mostly now have everything in the game. The fact that I can say we’re starting to work on the end credits kind of shows you where we’re at. At least for us, that means we’re closing in on finishing the game. We’re mostly moving on to the polishing of stuff that’s in the game already.
“It’s interesting to think about, but I feel that wouldn’t be the best use of Double Fine because I think our whole thing is making stuff up. People somehow got in their heads that we should do a Banjo-Kazooie game. Why should Double Fine make Banjo-Kazooie? Have you heard about this company called Rare? I think they’re still around. It’s nice to think about, it’s nice that people think about us when they think of that game, because […] I like that game, and if people think about Double Fine when they think of brightly-colored platformers that are a joy to experience, that’s great. But…we’ll make up something new that people like just as much.”
Psychonauts 2 has been announced for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PS4, and based on the comments above, it will hopefully arrive sometime in 2021.