Tim Schafer announces Psychonauts 2 coming in 2018

Cult-classic video game Psychonauts will finally receive its long-awaited sequel in 2018. The project was announced in a video by Double Fine Products founder Tim Schafer.

In the announcement video, Schafer talks about why he created the company as well as Psychonauts as a game. No details about the sequel were revealed.

Key collaborators from the original team will be returning, such as artists Scott Campbell, Peter Chan, Nathan Stapley, and composer Peter McConnell. Voice actors Richard Horvitz and Nicki Rapp will also be returning to voice Razputin and Lili.

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Double Fine Productions has opted to partially crowdsource the project. The rest will be funded in-house and by external investors. The company is asking for US$3.3-million to be raised through crowdfunding platform Fig, and has already received over US$500 000 at the time of publication. There are still 34 days left to fund Psychonauts 2.

The project contains a number of stretch goals, such as special edition copies of the game, mini-figures, and having funders names in the credits.

The initial game was released in 2005 for the original Xbox and sold just over 400 000 units. Double Fine Productions managed to secure the rights to the title in 2011 and released the game for PC. Since then it’s sold over 1.2-million copies. The game has been released on Windows, Mac OS X, PlayStation 2, and Linux.



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