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Psychonauts Dives Into PSN Aug. 28

Given the recent success of Double Fine's adventure game Kickstarter project, I think it's safe to say that the studio has a fan or two nowadays. That might work in favor of the latest PlayStation 2 Classic announced for release on the PlayStation Network, Psychonauts. The game was praised by critics when it originally launched in 2005 but criminally overlooked by gamers. Its second lease on life begins next Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Tim Schafer and his studio, Double Fine, are pretty much household names in the world of video games these days. That wasn't so just a few years ago, which meant Psychonauts went largely unnoticed when it first released for the PlayStation 2. It was Double Fine's first game, the premise (a fledgling psychic dives into the minds of several individuals in order to put an end to a sinister plot) was a bit off the wall, and all eyes were shifting towards the next generation by the time it hit.

Here's a look at the original trailer. It's not the best quality, but it certainly gets across the humor and excitement Psychonauts provides.

Well, now all eyes are shifting towards the next next generation, but that doesn't mean lightening can't finally strike for this little platformer that could. It's the end of a pretty slow summer season and, now that Double Fine has made a name for itself, fans are eager to get their hands on the studio's earlier projects. PlayStation 2 Classics also tend to do well on the PlayStation Network, so Psychonauts seems to have a lot working in its favor this time around.

Pick it up Aug. 28 during the regular PSN update for $9.99. Or don't. I'm not here to tell you what to do with your money...But you really should take Psychonauts for a spin. Just sayin'.

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.