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.