New ‘Psychonauts 2’ footage features an original song by Jack Black

Black will also play a “magical mote of light” in the game

Psychonauts 2 has received a new gameplay trailer which features an original song from Jack Black.

The trailer was released during Microsoft’s Xbox Games Showcase. The official YouTube description for the trailer confirms the game will be released in 2021 on PC, PS4, Xbox One and the upcoming Xbox Series X, with Game Pass owners able to download the game for free.

Psychonauts 2 is a sequel to the 2005 cult-classic and follows the adventures of protagonist Raz, who has the ability to delve into the minds of others. The trailer showcases the upcoming titles’s challenging platforming gameplay.

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A new song from Jack Black soundtracks the trailer as a “magical mote of light”, according to the YouTube description. It also confirms that the game will feature other new characters.

Watch the trailer below.

The official description for the game reads: “Psychonauts 2 is a mind-bending trip through the strange worlds hiding inside our brains. Freshly-minted special agent/acrobat extraordinaire Razputin “Raz” Aquato returns to unpack emotional baggage and expand mental horizons. Along the way he’ll help new friends and unravel dark mysteries about the Psychonauts and his own family.”

The original Psychonauts was released in 2005 to positive critical reception, but it failed to meet sales expectations. In its first year of release, Psychonauts had sold less than 100,000 copies worldwide. Since then, the game has become a cult-classic and has shifted over 1.7million copies as of 2015.

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Psychonauts 2 was one of many games highlighted throughout the Microsoft event. A big focus was Halo Infinite, which opened the show with an extended look at the game’s campaign.

The showcase ended with one final reveal by Playground Games. The developer announced that it’s working on a new entry in the Fable franchise and will be coming to the Xbox Series X and PC.

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