August 23, 2012 // 5:05 pm
- Double Fine Productions Community Manager Chris Remo
has announced today that Psychonauts is coming to the PS2 Classics on PSN this Tuesday.
To quote: First things first: Psychonauts
is coming to PlayStation 2 Classics. Okay, that's only one thing. But it's super important.
Psychonauts was Double Fine
's first game, and it came out for the PlayStation 2 way back in 2005.
We love it a lot. It's the story of a gifted young psychic cadet who must delve deep into dangerous minds and put a stop to a sinister conspiracy. And on August 28th, you will be able to download it to your PlayStation 3 as a PlayStation 2 Classic.
If you never played Psychonauts, you're in for a treat! If you played it before, why not buy it again, just for old time's sake? Ha ha! Tell a friend or two or a hundred.
"So, what took so long?" you may ask. Well, you'd be in fine company for asking. As internet user @smushums66 requested
, "Psychonauts PSN title or PS2 classic PLEASE!!"
Fellow netizen Lemming inquired only last month
, "RELEASE PSYCHONAUTS ON PSN...DO YOU LIKE FREE MONEY???"
These are just a few of the seemingly infinite requests for Psychonauts PS3 we receive on a daily basis. And as it turns out, we do love free money! (Preferably in cash-stuffed envelopes slid under the office door.)
But to truly become a PlayStation 2 Classic, we wanted to ensure Psychonauts had all the time it needed to grow into its status as a classic, like a fine artisanal Tuscan cheese. But less smelly.
Now, nearly seven years after its original release, that time has come. In five days, I mean. So get ready. Prepare yourself. Warm up your console. Recharge your controller.
Do some thumb exercises (is that a thing??). Fortify your funnybone. Tune up your heartstrings. Clean off your credit card. Brace yourself for Psychonauts.