When Razputin Aquato, trained acrobat and powerful young psychic, finally realizes his dream of joining the Psychonauts … he finds not all is well with the once-renowned spy organization. Their leader is comatose and a mole lurks within the ranks. That’s to say nothing of the fanatical forces working to revive Maligula, a deceased psychic murderer! It’s up to Raz to train his mind and unravel a tangle of plots could very well purge the world into chaos.
It’s been over 15 years since the release of the first Psychonauts. Yet, even with graphical advancements and wider regard for video games as a storytelling art form, the original game’s world remains unique. Psychonauts has a medley of influences including the cutting humor found in The Simpsons, the creepy cartoon aesthetic of Invader Zim, and the boundless imagination of Terry Gilliam movies. The end result looks mind-blowing!
Psychonauts 2 debuts August 25th on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, Mac, PS4, and PS5 with backwards compatibility.