Brains blown by brain (in a jar) 23 Jul, 2020 / 7 comments

If you, like us, have been waiting for some new Psychonauts 2, wait no more.

There’s a lot to unpack here, none of which I’ll jump into, because, y'know… Laziness. But, a punch list: Muscle Man in logo! Ultra-stylized graphics! Jack Black fronting a psychedelic jam that will make our LucasTones particularly happy! More!

The game will be released next year for PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, and the Xboxes.

(Oh, have some screenshots, too.)

(And if you like the song, here it is in MP3 format.)



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    ThunderPeel2001 on 27 Jul, 2020, 22:44…


    I never really finished the first one. Damn you, Meat Circus!!!

    The Meat Circus was pretty easy with a controller. But they made it easier when they re-released it. Collecting all the fragments was the pain if you ask me -- especially on Milla's level. Argh.

    Sigh. Would love a next-gen reboot of the original!
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    Erwin_Br on 27 Jul, 2020, 12:37…
    I never really finished the first one. Damn you, Meat Circus!!!
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    Jones Jr on 26 Jul, 2020, 02:19…
    I've been staying away from Psychonauts 2 news, but with this update I had to scratch the itch! Looks fantastic and the Jack Black song is insanely awesome! Can't wait! Actually... is this a XBox Series X launch title, or is it due out before? Reckon this would be (pardon the pun) mind-blowing in 4K!
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    Kroms on 25 Jul, 2020, 08:09…
    This is a day one purchase for me, too. It's exciting to go back.
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    AlfredJ on 24 Jul, 2020, 14:07…
    Can't wait for this! Great stuff, I'm sure it'll be a blast.
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 24 Jul, 2020, 11:26…
    Well everyone on YouTube seems to get it, so maybe it's just me. I just wanted the world to cycle through some psychedelic gamut of rainbow colours for a few seconds. The chromatic aberration wasn't enough.


    I'm the worst fan. I'm sure it will be amazing!
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 24 Jul, 2020, 11:19…
    I can't wait to play it. I just worry that this trailer won't be enough to excite new players :( Everyone should be aware of how amazing Psychonauts is!

    I wish I could say this trailer made me excited about the game. The level looks very... green. I couldn't tell if it was supposed to be 60s psychedelic or what? (A mixture of pseudo-religious imagery and conspiracy theory imagery.) There didn't seem to be anything particularly amazing or exciting, either. No new plot elements of gameplay elements to make you go wow. The song sung by Jack Black wasn't enough to make the trailer pop just by itself.

    Still, it's a day one purchase, of course! I just want DF to do well.

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