Tag: Psychonauts 2
News Double Fine Unveils 32-Part Documentary On The Making Of Psychonauts 2
Seven years in the making
If you're a Psychonauts 2 fan, then we hope you haven't got too many plans this weekend, as Double Fine has unleashed an absolutely massive documentary onto YouTube about the making of the beloved hit sequel. This documentary has been seven years in the making, and follows the Double Fine team from the initial concept...
News Psychonauts 2 Physical Version Slated For Xbox This September, Bonuses Included
Hit the motherlobe
Psychonauts 2 came to Xbox last August, not too long after developer Double Fine was scooped up by Xbox Game Studios. Just over a year after launch, a physical version is set to arrive — 'Psychonauts 2: Motherlobe Edition' — featuring some extra goodies and bonus content. Here's what's included. First up, of course, you'll...
News Limited Run's First Xbox Game Arrives Soon, But It's Not Psychonauts 2
"It's on the suggestion list"
You may or may not remember that Limited Run, "the industry-leading publisher and distributor of award winning collector's editions, rare video games, and merchandise," announced back in January that it would finally be releasing its first Xbox product later this year, and that hype has continued to build amongst fans...
News Psychonauts 2 Wins 'Best Narrative' At GDC Awards 2022
Double Fine has done it again!
If there's one first-party Xbox title from last year that could use with a little more love, it's got to be Psychonauts 2 by Double Fine. We absolutely loved the game ourselves, and even the head of Xbox Phil Spencer said it was "probably" his favourite title of 2021, and now it seems the absolutely crazy but...
News Forza Horizon 5 & Psychonauts 2 Nominated For Six BAFTA Awards
Xbox had a pretty good 2021. The end of the year may have been dominated by Halo Infinite's launch, but Forza Horizon 5 and Psychonauts 2 were also huge releases last year. Well, those two are now up for six awards each at the upcoming BAFTA award show in April. Forza Horizon 5 has been nominated for best game, British game, family...
News Phil Spencer Congratulates Psychonauts 2 On Winning GOTY At New York Game Awards
"One of the great games of 2021"
2021 might be long gone at this point, but we're still getting the odd few Game of the Year awards cropping up, and the latest is courtesy of the New York Game Awards which has gifted the GOTY honour to Double Fine's Psychonauts 2. In response, Xbox boss Phil Spencer took to Twitter today to share his...
News Double Fine Feels Like It's 'Still Got It' After The Successful Release Of Psychonauts 2
In the words of studio head Tim Schafer
In an interview with Epic Games to promote Unreal Engine, Double Fine spoke about the significance of shipping Psychonauts 2 last year on Xbox (a game running on Unreal). Tim Schafer, Studio Head of Double Fine and Creative Director of Psychonauts 2 acknowledged how important this latest release was to the...
News Psychonauts 2 Developer Already Working On Multiple New Projects
"Every game is a chance to explore new ideas"
Double Fine's Psychonauts 2 has undoubtedly been one of the biggest success stories of 2021 for Xbox (Phil Spencer even suggested it was "probably" his game of the year), but now the team is switching its focus to new projects. In an update on Fig (as highlighted by
News Psychonauts 2 Didn't Win Anything At The Game Awards, And That's A Huge Shame
It was nominated in five categories
Xbox has treated us to a bunch of fantastic new releases this year, and one of them is the beloved Psychonauts 2. Unfortunately, despite being nominated in five categories, it didn't end up winning anything at The Game Awards. It was in the running for Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best...
News Phil Spencer Says Psychonauts 2 Is Probably His Game Of The Year For 2021
"It's the best game Double Fine has ever shipped"
It's that time of the year where we're starting to see Game of the Year nominations pop up all over the place. Xbox Game Studios has had a good run so far - receiving all sorts of nominations from different ceremonies. What about the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, though? What's his top game of the...
News Psychonauts 2 Wins 'Xbox Game Of The Year' At The Golden Joystick Awards 2021
"Thanks to everyone who voted for us!"
The Golden Joystick Awards 2021 took place last night, and the best Xbox game award went to Psychonauts 2. It was a little bit of a strange selection of titles, with Psychonauts 2 being joined by Lost Judgment, Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Artful Escape, The Ascent and
News Psychonauts 2 Update Adds A Wave Of Quality Of Life Improvements
Perfect for achievement hunters
Psychonauts 2 is one of the best games of the year, and it's just got even better. Double Fine has released a new update that not only brings a few bug fixes but also introduces a selection of quality of life improvements. The update will prove useful for any collectable hunters out there who are still tracking down...
News Xbox Owners Are Falling Over Themselves With Praise For Psychonauts 2
"This has to be one of the best games I've ever played"
Psychonauts 2 launched last week and has certainly made an impression. We even gifted the game a prestigious 10/10 score for its perfect balance of gameplay and approach to mental health. It seems Xbox fans from across the world are also really resonating with the game, at least judging by the...
News Double Fine 'Doesn't Currently Have The Budget' To Add More Languages To Psychonauts 2
"We may get that chance, and we really really hope we do"
Double Fine and Xbox Game Studios' Psychonauts 2 has got off to an incredible start with critics and fans alike on Xbox Game Pass, but sadly not everyone has been enjoying it globally due to a lack of support for certain languages. Since release, there have been calls for the likes of...
News Microsoft Rewards Is Giving Away Hundreds Of Points With Psychonauts, Forza & Madden
And they're all accessible via Xbox Game Pass
We all know how generous Microsoft Rewards can be, but this really is taking things to the next level, as three separate punch cards are now live on Xbox for Psychonauts 2, Forza Horizon 5 and Madden NFL 22. All of them are offering 250 points for completing just one achievement, and the best bit is...
News PlayStation Exec Congratulates Xbox On The Launch Of Psychonauts 2
Head of PS Studios praises the "great reception"
Double Fine's Psychonauts 2 has been a long time coming, but it's finally arrived on Xbox Game Pass for console, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming today, and a PS4 version is also available (playable on PS5 through backwards compatibility). To commemorate the launch, PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst has...
News Psychonauts 2 Is Now Available With Xbox Game Pass
And it includes touch controls with xCloud
The day has come! Double Fine's much-anticipated Psychonauts 2 is now finally available on Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming, so you can start playing right now! If you haven't been keeping up with it, the game is a sequel to 2005's Psychonauts and serves...
Guide Psychonauts 2: How To Unlock Photo Mode
With every game these days, photo mode is one of the features many players have come to expect. Luckily, Psychonauts 2 has a photo mode, and while you may be inclined to try it out straight away, it's not as simple as that. It's a few hours into the game before you can unlock photo mode, and can actually be missed entirely if you're not...
Guide Psychonauts 2: How To Solve Hollis’ Hot Streak Pharmacy Mental Connection Puzzle
Another brain teaser
Having solved the Hollis Classroom Mental Connection puzzle earlier on in Psychonauts 2, you may think you're equipped to handle whatever the game has to throw at you in regards to these conundrums. We thought the same until we entered Hollis' mind again for an even tricker round. This time, you're tasked to connect multiple...
Guide Psychonauts 2: How To Find The Astronaut Ice Cream For The Scavenger Hunt
Possibly the trickiest Scavenger Hunt item to find
Throughout Psychonauts 2 you'll gain a couple of additional side missions. The first one you get will be the Scavenger Hunt side quest, and while most of the items are pretty easy to find, some are a bit trickier - the Astronaut Ice Cream is one of the most notable. This one is a bit more hidden...
Guide Psychonauts 2: How To Get A Brain For Nick
Nick a brain
A fair few hours into Psychonauts 2, after your first major mission, the game will open up with quite a few quest objectives. One is to help a character known as Nick, who is looking for a brain. While the game points you in the right direction, once there it can be a little confusing as to what you need to do, so we've broken it down...
Guide Psychonauts 2: How To Solve The Hollis Classroom Mental Connection Puzzle
Learn the ways of mental connection
The first of the new abilities you'll unlock in Psychonauts 2 is Mental Connection, a grappling hook that can be used to hook onto thoughts. You unlock the ability after entering Hollis Foresythe's brain for the first time, and while it initially may be straightforward to use, the finale of the level introduces a...
News Psychonauts 2 Loads Ridiculously Fast On Xbox Series X & Series S
Twice as fast as the PlayStation 5
It's no secret that Psychonauts 2 has been tailored for the Xbox Series X and Series S. Since Microsoft's acquisition of Double Fine, resources were used to create a next-gen specific version for Xbox, and the results have paid off. A new analysis from YouTuber ElAnalistaDeBit has looked into the loading times for...
News Here Are The Release Times For Psychonauts 2 On Xbox Game Pass
No need to be psychic for these times
After those incredible reviews of Psychonauts 2 yesterday, you'll no doubt be eager to jump in as soon as the game goes live on Xbox Game Pass. Fortunately, won't have to wait too long, as it's expected to arrive relatively early. As revealed by the
Guide Everything You Need To Know About Psychonauts 2 On Xbox Game Pass
Game details, release times, pre-load info & more
Psychonauts 2 is launching this week, and if you haven't checked out our review already, you should know that it's an absolute masterpiece! Of course, with stellar reviews across the board, no doubt many Xbox owners who haven't checked out the series before will be wondering what this is all
Roundup Here's What The Critics Are Saying About Psychonauts 2
Worth losing your mind over?
After what feels like an eternity, Double Fine's Psychonauts 2 is finally releasing for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S with Xbox Game Pass on Wednesday, August 25. It's been a long wait! Fortunately, it's also been worth the wait, as it's been getting superb reviews across the board, including here at Pure...
Review Psychonauts 2 - Bigger, Better And Crazier, Another GOTY Contender
Replaying the first Psychonauts this year felt as though we'd slipped back into our younger selves, sat in front of the TV on a Saturday morning watching cartoons. It has such a wonderful atmosphere, with characters we love, a world that's a delight to explore, and a beautiful insight into mental health that's portrayed with ease...
News You Could Win This Insane Psychonauts 2 Xbox Series X With Microsoft Rewards
"Unravel the adventure. Enter today!"
Microsoft Rewards has added a very cool new competition today in the form of a sweepstakes to win a custom Psychonauts 2 Xbox Series X, along with a digital copy of the game, an Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and 1TB Seagate Storage Expansion Card, plus an 77" LG G1 4K Smart OLED TV. Crazy! To be in...
News Psychonauts 2 Is Now Ready To Pre-Install With Xbox Game Pass
"Play it Day One"
It's now the month of August and that means Psychonauts 2 is almost here. If you're planning on playing this new release via Xbox Game Pass, the good news is it's now available to pre-install on Microsoft's subscription service. It'll take up about 28GB of space on your system and will unlock later this month on 25th August...
News Xbox's Phil Spencer Was 'Amazed' At How Well Psychonauts 1 Holds Up
He's waiting until release to play the sequel
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer was a guest on the Xbox Twitch channel last night during a 90-minute long stream in which he played Destiny 2, joining in via audio chat from his Xbox Series S whilst on vacation. The majority of the chat was centred around Destiny 2, but Spencer made a few comments about the...
News Xbox Game Studios Acquisition Helped Make Psychonauts 2 Bigger, Says Double Fine
"To quote the age-old adage, you know, money is time"
Psychonauts 2 began as a crowdfunded venture, before Microsoft later swooped in, picked up Double Fine and dropped a boat load of cash and extra time on the project. That's what some of the game's developers said in a recent report, which revealed how the acquisition helped the studio expand the...
News Psychonauts 2 Will Reportedly Run Better On Xbox Series S Than PS5
There's no native PlayStation version for next-gen
Double Fine's Psychonauts 2 has been getting a bunch of attention today following the release of various hands-on previews, and thanks to one of them, we appear to know the game's performance details for every single platform. Aside from PC, both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have the obvious...
Roundup Psychonauts 2 Receives High Praise In Hands-On Previews
"It's imaginative, intuitive, and very funny"
Psychonauts 2 will be dropping on Xbox Game Pass at launch on August 25, and ahead of that date, various hands-on previews have gone out today. The good news? The vast majority of them are very positive! We've rounded up a few of them below, with the likes of IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar and VentureBeat...
News Psychonauts 2 Will Feature An Invincibility Mode To Suit 'All Ages, All Needs'
"All people should be able to enjoy games"
The topic of difficulty in games has been escalating over the past few years. There are two trains of thought: One is that games should have easier options to allow for more accessibility, and the other is centred around games being played the way the developers intended. It seems Double Fine is in the...
News Psychonauts 2 Dev Reports 'No Crunch' During The Development Of The Game
"The team has been amazing"
With a game that's hoping to appease fans as much as Psychonauts 2, there's undoubtedly some weighty expectations behind it. With that sort of anticipation, it can put pressure on the developers to ensure their game is perfect, and as a result, work incredibly long hours. Luckily in the case of Double Fine that doesn't...
Video Double Fine Dives Deeper Into Psychonauts 2's Story And Gameplay
With tons of new gameplay
Now we finally have a release date for Psychonauts 2, we are beginning to see a lot more of the game. The latest deep dive from the game's creator Tim Schafer gives us perhaps our most insightful look yet, spilling all the story details, and giving us a taste of the areas we'll be visiting in the game. If you want to go in...
News Psychonauts 2 Finally Makes Its Way To Xbox Game Pass This August
It seems all the extensive coverage of Psychonauts 2 over the past few weeks has meant something, as it's been confirmed to be arriving on August 25 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, also available with Xbox Game Pass. Fans have long been anticipating this sequel, us included, and now we won't have to wait much longer. The trailer has us...
Video New Psychonauts 2 Video Highlights The Changes In The Sequel
Better, faster, stronger
If you're wondering what's new for Psychonauts 2 (hey, that rhymed!), then Game Informer has wrapped up its exclusive coverage with a quick rundown of what newcomers and old timers can expect. One of the biggest changes relates to combat. In the original, players would often just punch their way through encounters, but now...
News Psychonauts 2's Release Date May Have Been Discovered
It's sooner than you may think
Well, well, well, the cat may be out of the bag for Psychonauts 2's long speculated release date, as a recent leak on Steam may have pinpointed its exact date. As spotted by one user on Resetera, the game has appeared in Steam's coming soon section and is currently sandwiched between two games that are releasing on...
Video Here's A New Trippy Psychonauts 2 Level In Gorgeous 4K
It makes our minds look normal
Following on from Game Informer's look at a new psychic ability in Psychonauts 2, we've now been treated to a brand new level, which is as delightfully trippy as you may expect. In this level, Raz enters the mind of Hollis Forsythe, who is second in command of the Psychonauts. It's a mixture of a hospital with a neon...
News Psychonauts 2 Has Been Spotted On Multiple Ratings Boards
It's so close
Things are really ramping up for Psychonauts 2 now, as multiple sightings have seen the game being rated ahead of its launch later this year. Both a Brazilian and German rating board have both given their verdict. Twisted Voxel spotted the game on the Brazil rating board, while Twitter user Klobrille noticed the German rating, along...
Random Phil Spencer Is Just As Excited As Us To Play Psychonauts 2
We're with you, Phil
We all know Phil Spencer is a huge gamer. When he's not buying studios and dropping announcements, he's usually found playing Destiny 2. But there's one particular game on his list that he's excited for. and that's Psychonauts 2. When asked on Twitte
News Psychedelic Psychonauts 2 Gameplay Highlights New Psi-Power
Along with an update from Double Fine
Screenshots and gameplay for Psychonauts 2 is coming thick and fast, and we couldn't be more excited. We still have no idea when it's launching, but it seems like we're being geared up to find out soon as marketing ramps up. Game Informer are currently running coverage of the game and have recently released new...
News Woah, These Absolutely Gorgeous Psychonauts 2 Screenshots Have Us Very Excited
It's coming this year
Psychonauts 2 is coming - it really is. Double Fine has consistently promised us and finally, marketing for the game truly seems to be coming into full swing. Things have been quiet for a while outside of the odd trailer each year, but now Game Informer has providing huge coverage on the game and a ton of stunning screenshots...
News Seriously, Psychonauts 2 Really Is Being Released This Year
Double Fine is sure of it
One question Double Fine is getting asked all the time lately, is when will it be releasing Psychonauts 2? In the most recent update from earlier this month, it said this anticipated title was coming later this year, so is it? Yes, it really is! In yet another update on social media - it's mentioned how "the game" will...
News Hold Up, Why Is Psychonauts 2 Already Available To Pre-Load On Xbox?
Are we about to get a shadow drop?
Update: Just around an hour after it went live, Microsoft appears to have already pulled the ability to pre-load Psychonauts 2 via the Xbox mobile app. We'll keep an eye out for any further developments! Original story: Double Fine's highly-anticipated Psychonauts 2 has yet to receive a release date, so it's a...
News Double Fine Shares Three New 4K Screenshots Of Psychonauts 2
And the game looks great!
In response to supposed leaked images that weren't really "leaks" at all, Double Fine has released three brand new 4K screenshots of the upcoming Xbox release Psychonauts 2. It shared all of these shots via social media - noting how anyone who wants "some new high rez stuff" just had to ask. So, here are all three shots...
News Don't Worry, Psychonauts 2 Is Definitely Still Releasing This Year
Double Fine is just "making sure it's good"
We seem to wait huge stretches between new Psychonauts 2 details, which understandably gets a lot of fans nervous. But don't worry, Double Fine has reiterated that the game is still expected to release this year. Phew! In a recent tweet from the developer, one fan asked where the game was and why it's...
News Psychonauts 2 Is Close To Being Finished, Confirms Double Fine
Update: 'Holiday Update 2020' video reveals more details
Update (Thu 24th Dec, 2020 14:00 GMT): Double Fine has now shared more details on the current state of Psychonauts 2 via a 'Holiday Update 2020' video which you can watch above, showcasing plenty of work-in-progress footage of the game, which according to Tim Schafer is now fully playable from...
News Jack Black Shares A Look At Brand-New Psychonauts 2 Gameplay
Featuring some seriously psychedelic visuals
Double Fine's Psychonauts 2 was recently delayed to 2021, but it looks to be in great shape according to this latest gameplay footage, which comes courtesy of Jack Black's JablinksiGames YouTube channel. The raw gameplay begins at 1:45 in the video (timestamped above), featuring some seriously...