Double Fine has announced via a post on the PSblog that cult classic Psychonauts will be making its way to the PS4 this spring.
Originally released on PS2 way back in 2002, Psychonauts tells the tale of Rasputin, a young boy who dreams of becoming a member of an elite psychic secret agency known as the Psychonauts.
Running away from his life as an acrobat in the Circus, Raz breaks into their secret training facility The Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp. After the camp Councillors decide to allow Raz to stay until his parents can come pick him up, he begins his training to become a Psychonaut. However with each new mind Raz explores it becomes clear that all is not well at Whispering Rock, thus he sets out on a psychic odyssey into the minds of misfits, monsters, and madmen.
Responding to comments on the post, Double Fine’s Community Manager Mike Spatford confirmed that sadly this will not be a port of the revamped PC version, which was updated with higher resolution textures and better lighting, among other things, but the PS2 version running through the PS4’s shiny new emulator with a few ‘bells and whistles’ added.
My advice to anyone in PAL regions thinking about getting this; unless they confirm 60Hz support for the region, make yourself a North American account and download it from there to avoid disappointment and get the ‘best’ version of the game.
Personally, I was hoping that this would be announced, (though I was hoping for a proper remaster if I’m honest) as it’ll give us all a nice opportunity to revisit the original before Psychonauts 2 hits sometime in 2017/8. Now that it has successfully reached its crowdfunding target of $3.3 million.