PS2 classic Psychonauts releasing on PS4 this week

Sony have announced via its official PlayStation Blog that Double Fine’s Psychonauts is the latest game to join the list of PlayStation 2 Classics on PlayStation 4. 


Arriving June 7th, Psychonauts will include the standard share features and 1080p visuals that comes with emulated PS2 games.

Never heard of this strange sounding Psychonauts? Here’s the official description:

“This classic platformer from Double Fine Productions follows a young psychic named Razputin. In his quest to join the Psychonauts, he breaks into their secret training facility: Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp. Raz must use his psychic powers of Telekinesis and Levitation to fight mental demons, unlock hidden memories, and sort emotional baggage.”

Last December, when Double Fine Productions announced Psychonauts 2, Tim Schafer was asked if a remaster for the first game in the series was also in the cards.

At the time Schafer said that while his studio discusses the prospect often, it “would involve a lot of remodeling,” and rather was more keen on the idea of utilizing PS2 emulation, calling it an “exciting possibility.” Alas, PS2 emulation was chosen.

Psychonauts originally released back on July 25, 2005. Once released, it garnered an 86 on Metacritic, and was praised for its creativity, platforming, and engaging narrative.

My Opinion:

I never properly explored playing Psychonauts back in 2005 — I was only 10 years old after all. While it’s disappointing a remaster is no longer in the cards, an emulated PS4 version will suffice. But again, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — No Sega Soccer Slam, no party.

Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.

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