Double Fine Productions’ Psychonauts 2 just passed $1m in crowdfunding funds in under a day.
The sequel to 2005’s Psychonauts has a strong cult following, and for great reasons. Released for the PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox, the platformer earned critical praise. Despite garnering strong reviews and die-hard fans, Psychonauts sold about 100,000 units and the game was considered by many to be a commercial failure.
But Psychonauts fans are not surprised that its sequel announced ten years later would reach halfway of the project’s $3.3 million crowdfunding goals. According to Fig, the crowdfunding site used by Double Find for the project, the current amount of money raised is $1.8 million.
The Psychonauts 2 project offers traditional reward tiers for backers in addition to investment opportunities. Double Fine plans to contribute their own money for the project, including financial backing from a “major player” company to be announced.
Psychonauts is a story about Razputin, a young psychic looking to join an elite group of international psychic agents. The game followers Razputin as he breaks into their secret training facility, Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp, and discovers that not everything is what it seems. Part of his ability is to delve into the consciousness of tutors he trains with, and this ability helps him on his journeys throughout the game.
Psychonauts 2 will take place after the events of the first game. Raz, now a full-fledged Psychonaut, is on a mission to rescue Truman Zanotto, the lead Psychonaut and the father of Raz’s friend Lili. Raz must work with Sasha Nein and Milla Voleddo to help with the rescue. After the rescue takes place, Raz and the team return to Psychonauts Headquarters only to discover that things are amiss, and only he can get to the bottom of it.
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Psychonauts 2 is expected to be released in 2018 for PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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