Eleven years since the first title shipped, there’s a new Psychonauts game on the horizon, it’s been revealed. Tim Schafer’s Double Fine are crowdfunding the sequel via fig.co, asking for $3.3million, with another $10-13m at least coming from other sources, such as Double Fine themselves, and an unnamed external partner.
The original game followed the story of a young psychic named Razputin in his quest to join an elite group of international secret agents, the Psychonauts. The game ends on a cliffhanger with the promise of more to come, and now it’s time to tell that story, says the campaign page.
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.
Psychonauts 2 will feature a new hub world inside Psychonauts HQ. You’ll access new mental worlds as Raz peeks inside the minds of a host of new characters who need his help to combat their inner demons and unravel their deep-seated emotional issues. Raz will hone his secret agent PSI-abilities—and learn new ones too—using them to solve mysteries and uncover evil plots.
Assuming funding is found, Psychonauts 2 will be released on Windows, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One.
For more information on the crowdfunding effort, including the chance to invest directly and actually make a profit from the game’s success, click through to fig.co.