Jack Black sings a psychedelic tune in the latest Psychonauts 2 trailer

A new trailer for Double Fine's Psychonauts 2 debuted during today's Xbox Games Showcase, showcasing Jack Black's role as a singing mote of light. The song accompanies Raz's journey through a level we haven't seen before, a bright, swirling, psychedelic area ruled over by musician with an eyeball for a head. There are hands with faces, massive tongues lolling out of walls, and all sorts of strange flora and fauna. 

It looks like a long-lost Psychonauts level, which bodes well for fans of the original like me, though I'm concerned with just how close it hews to the original. Let's hope the combat takes a backseat or at least feels better this time around. Raz uses a time-freeze ability in both combat and platforming, showcasing some integration between platforming and combat. Looks neat. 

There's a magic bus called the Feel Mobile, kaleidoscopic portal sequences, flying fish, and plenty more that defies logic if the existence of a Psychonauts 2 isn't already breaking your brain. 

Unfortunately, the trailer didn't come with news of a release date, so 2021 is still the wide open window for Psychonauts 2. 

James Davenport

James is stuck in an endless loop, playing the Dark Souls games on repeat until Elden Ring and Silksong set him free. He's a truffle pig for indie horror and weird FPS games too, seeking out games that actively hurt to play. Otherwise he's wandering Austin, identifying mushrooms and doodling grackles.