Microsoft publishing house and developer Double Fine Productions have presented the second video from the Basic Braining series, dedicated to the upcoming release of the action-adventure platformer Psychonauts 2.
In the second edition of Basic Braining, the developers talked about the main supernatural abilities of the acrobat-psychic Razputin, who will be controlled in the game.
Most of Raza’s skills from the first Psychonauts migrated to the second: the main character will retain access to a psi-shot (and psi-strike), levitation, pyrokinesis, telekinesis and clairvoyance (allows you to see the world around you through the eyes of others).
There will be three new abilities in Psychonauts 2: the already familiar “Mind Link”, a time bubble (slows down the object) and projection. The latter allows Raz to summon his schematic copy (archetype) to solve puzzles.
According to the developers, the listed skills can be improved: the time bubble will allow you to “teach” to accelerate objects, telekinesis – to stroke animals, and psi-strike will be allowed to be repainted in a rainbow color.
The details of the progress system in Psychonauts 2, the developers have promised to share in the next release of Basic Braining. The timing of its release is not specified, but, given the gap between the first and second episodes, it will not be long to wait.
Psychonauts 2 will go on sale on August 25 this year for PC (Steam, Microsoft Store), PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S. No release transfers are expected – the game went gold last Friday.