Psychonauts coming to PS4 this spring

PS2 platformer getting PlayStation 4 release.

Psychonauts

The original Psychonauts is coming to PlayStation 4 this spring, Double Fine Productions announced.

Here’s an overview, via Double Fine:

Psychonauts follows the story of a young psychic named Razputin in his quest to join an elite group of international psychic secret agents, the Psychonauts! He runs away from the circus and breaks into their secret training facility, Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp.

As he begins his training by psychically delving inside the consciousnesses of his tutors and those around him, he realizes all is not as it seems, and soon embarks upon a psychic odyssey through a variety of levels set inside the minds of misfits, monsters, and madmen!

Double Fine did not clarify whether this is an emulated PS2-on-PS4 title or if it is a port of the PC version.

In addition to Psychonauts, a PlayStation VR-exclusive title called Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is in development, and Psychonauts 2 has been funded for release across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux.

Update: Double Fine has confirmed Psychonauts on PlayStation 4 will be an emulated version of the PS2 original.

“It will be an emulated version of the original Psychonauts on PS2, but hopefully with some added bells and whistles which we’re still figuring out now,” Double Fine community manager James Spafford said in a PlayStation Blog comment.

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