Tim Schafer more fully details Psychonauts 2’s plot

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 12 January 2016 00:41 GMT

Psychonauts 2 will see players solving multiple mysteries, include the greatest puzzle of all: love. Aww.


We’ve known for some time that Psychonauts 2 continues the story of the first game, but thanks to a new Reddit AMA with creator Tim Schafer we have a few more details.

“In Psychonauts 2, Raz will finally get to go to Psychonauts headquarters – his lifelong dream,” Schafer said.

“There he can see Sasha and Milla in their natural environment – international espionage. But he finds several things strange about the organization.

“While Truman Zanotto was missing, several changes to the direction of the organization were made by his second in command. Funding was cut from traditional psychic research and peacekeeping, and redirected to unorthodox, fringe endeavors, including the discredited practice of necromancy.

“Raz soon uncovers sinister things at work in the shadows of Psychonauts headquarters, including double agents and evils of the past. Raz’s own family history plays a pivotal part in the story, and Raz must confront the roots of the curse placed on his family once and for all. And also deal with this whole “girlfriend” term and what it really means.”

Well, well, how interesting. Shafer said he has maintained an ideas stash for the sequel since the first Psychonauts launched, so he’s had plenty of time to refine the plot.

Apart from these comments, the best thing in the full AMA was a link to voice actor James Willems’ audition tape for the part of Toilet #4 in Psychonauts 2. Please enjoy.

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