If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Psychonauts 2 is coming real soon on August 25th

Its new trailer looks real rad, too

Microsoft have confirmed the release date for Double Fine's upcoming brain-hopping adventure, Psychonauts 2 - and it's coming much sooner than I was expecting. August 25th, in fact. That's like, two months away! And to celebrate, why not have a gander at its rad new gameplay trailer?

Announced this evening during their Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, Psychonauts 2's new E3 2021 gameplay trailer is only just over a minute long, but golly, there's a lot of stuff going on here. We see returning protagonist Raz doing battle with giant, chattering cartoon teeth inside what looks to be an actual tooth-filled mouth (if anyone shouts TEETH TEETH TEETH at me I will riot), a giant fire-breathing fish in a whirlpool, and a terrifying, glowing-eyed judge who's trying to squash you with their enormous gavel. If there's anyone who deserved a Phoenix Wright-style "OBJECTION!", it's this guy.

Aside from comabt, the trailer also shows off some of the proper lovely locations you'll be exploring, too - or should that be 'headsploring', to use Double Fine's parlance? Either way, it looks gorgeous, with lots of lovely soft lighting, oodles of colour, and... a giant bowling ball?

Raz will need to flex his acrobatic muscles to traverse these wild and whimsical landscapes, too, with plenty of trapeze work, tight-rope walking and plenty of the old hoppity jumps. All the usual Psychonauts stuff we know and love, then.

In any case, consider me well and truly psyched - especially since we won't even have to wait that long to play the full game, either. In case you needed a reminder Psychonauts 2 is out on PC on August 25th 2021. Mark your calenders, folks.

E3 2021 may be over but our memories live on - see everything on our E3 hub. Many more big game showcases and streams are still to come this summer, leading up to Gamescom, so see our summer games stream schedule to stay up to date.

About the Author

Katharine Castle avatar

Katharine Castle


Katharine is RPS' editor-in-chief, which means she's now to blame for all this. After joining the team in 2017, she spent a lot of time in the RPS hardware mines, testing all the bits that go inside our PCs, but now she gets to write about all the lovely games we play on them, too. She'll play pretty much anything she can get her hands on, and is very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests.

Support Rock Paper Shotgun

Subscribe and get access to supporter-only articles, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and game discounts. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information


More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch