Double Fine Productions has announced their new partnership today with developer-turned-publisher Starbreeze Studios to bring fans Psychonauts 2. Starbreeze Studios intends to provide a portion of the funding, alongside other regular Fig backs, Fig investors, and Double Fine themselves.
Psychonauts 2 touts itself as a third-person action/adventure style platformer where players control Razputin Aquato, a newly graduated Psychonaut with powerful psychic abilities, as he delves deeply into the minds of others. The player will utilize Raz’s PSI powers, which include telekinesis, pyrokinesis, and levitation, in combination with Raz’s acrobatic platforming skills to explore the mental worlds of the game’s dynamic characters.
According to the most recent Fig update, the developers want to incorporate many of the same themes as the previous game. Open exploration, curiosity and discovery, and the “childlike feeling of going off the hidden path and discovering hidden places for the first time.”
The team plans to focus on finishing up on pre-production and launching into the first Actual Real Levels for the game. The update above details more about development, art, and the ever-expanding team.