Tim Schafer is hosting a Reddit AMA today, delving into all things Psychonauts 2 in wake of the Fig campaign’s successful funding.
When asked how much planning has already gone into the sequel’s story, Schafer said he had been cultivating ideas for years following the original’s release, including ones for new mental worlds and mechanics. He also went into detail on the dark troubles Raz will be facing in Psychonauts 2:
“In Psychonauts 2, Raz will finally get to go to Psychonauts headquarters–his lifelong dream. There he can see Sasha and Milla in their natural environment–international espionage. But he finds several things strange about the organization. While Truman Zanotto was missing, several changes to the direction of the organization were made by his second in command. Funding was cut from traditional psychic research and peacekeeping, and redirected to unorthodox, fringe endeavors, including the discredited practice of necromancy. Raz soon uncovers sinister things at work in the shadows of Psychonauts headquarters, including double agents and evils of the past. Raz’s own family history plays a pivotal part in the story, and Raz must confront the roots of the curse placed on his family once and for all. And also deal with this whole ‘girlfriend’ term and what it really means. :)”
Psychonauts 2 brushed past its $3.3M goal last week, and with 21 hours left at the time of writing, stands at $3,565,608 in pledges. Though its release isn’t expected until Fall 2018, Double Fine’s Psychonauts: In the Rhombus of Ruin will be coming to PlayStation VR sometime this year.
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