Friday, 12 November 2010

Psychonauts sequel planned? It's possible...

Whilst not necessarily Adventure Gaming news, Monkey Island, Full Throttle and Grim Fandango developer Tim Schafer - head honcho of Double Fine games - has come out and stated that he would like to make a sequel to critically acclaimed, but low-selling platform-adventure game Psychonauts.

In an interview with UK gaming magazine, PSM3, Schafer was questioned over the chances of a sequel to Psychonauts for release as a downloadable title, over the PlayStation Network, for example. He responded that "I'm ready to do it. I'd love to do it. It's really a question of getting a publisher who's interested in doing it."

"Over the years it's gotten into the hands of a lot of people, through being two dollars on Steam for a while, and being pirated.
"So it's gotten out there. So if all these people were going to buy the sequel it would be a big hit," added Schafer.

Psychonauts followed Psychonaut in-training Raz, at Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp - where he uncovered a sinister plot to use the brains of the summer camp attendees to man weapons of war. This would involve some ingenious levels that took inspiration from such varied sources as; Godzilla, Mexican painting and the board game Risk!
As I have previously reported, Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert has joined Schafer's studio - reuniting the ex-Lucasarts employees. They are working on an as-yet unconfirmed new title.

1 comment:

  1. Let us at least hope they wont forget the PC. Not again, at least...


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