DoubleFine delivered a new trailer for Psychonauts 2 during this year’s E3 Conference. In Pyschonauts, levels are divided between a large hub-world and individual “Brain” levels where Raz enters another character’s mind. In this gameplay trailer Raz explores the mind of Dr. Loboto one of the villains from the first game.
The character animation has the right amount of cartoony bounce and really sells the action. The overall art direction is colorful and stylized but not so bright to be a turn off for older players. It’s also worth noting that DoubleFine is joining Xbox Game Studios. Studio head Tim Schafer assures players that Psychonauts 2 will still release on PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, in addition to the Xbox. Hopefully this partnership will allow players to get their hands on Psychonauts 2 sooner rather than later.