Double Fine to receive full publishing rights for Psychonauts

Double Fine is set to acquire full publishing rights for its trippy 2005 title Psychonauts, now that the studio's original partnership with Majesco has reached its expiration date. The potentially exciting news was revealed in a tweet by senior programmer Anna Kipnis, who notified her followers that Double Fine will soon be in a position to receive all profits from the future sales of the cult-hit adventure game.

In a follow-up posting, Kipnis clarified her initial tweet wasn't intended as an official announcement from Double Fine. Instead, that came from studio boss Tim Shafer himself, who told Gamasutra: "It's true the publishing rights have reverted to Double Fine, but there are some more deals that need to be worked out and contracts that need signing before that actually means anything, financially. After that's all squared away, we will have some fun stuff to announce! (And no, it's not Psychonauts 2.)" 

Really, Tim? Are you sure about that? Psychonauts 1.5 then? How about Psychonauts: Revelations? Heck, at this point we'd settle for an HD remake. However this new arrangement plays out, if Psychonauts fans truly want to see the return of Razputin Aquato, now would be the time to say so with their wallets.

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  • ChickenFillet5140 - June 18, 2011 4:51 p.m.

    Oh please Double Fine, please make Psychonauts 2. It's an freaking amazing game that truly deserves a sequel.
  • avantguardian - June 17, 2011 10:09 a.m.

    i've been putting off buying this on xbox live with the hopes that an hd version would come eventually. my original ps2 copy didn't fare so well, permanently buying the farm after about three hours. might be scoring another one for procrastination. @darkpigraph: "vitamin c" is one of my faves. represent.
  • RedOutlive10 - June 16, 2011 11:10 p.m.

    Great news. That game didn't get the attention from the public it deserved.
  • darkpigraph - June 16, 2011 10:19 a.m.

    Ok i wanna buy this on steam, but if i do it now, will the cash go to Double fine, or only after i's have been dotted and t's crossed? Worried that i will forget if i don't do it now.
  • jackthemenace - June 16, 2011 9:48 a.m.

    I've never played the original, but it's always looked interesting. I never realised it was by Double Fine before, either, which is always a plus. Hoping for an HD remake, so I finally have a chance to play it on one of my current consoles.
  • sirdilznik - June 16, 2011 2 a.m.

    I'd give my right arm for a Psychonauts on the 3DS, new game preferably. One of the very best platformers ever made. The sheer variety was astounding.
  • bonerachieved - June 16, 2011 1:43 a.m.

  • Linktoreality - June 16, 2011 1:07 a.m.

    Psychonauts 3DS plox
  • MouseKlok - June 16, 2011 12:43 a.m.

    I'm salivating over the idea of an HD remake. :D
  • SecretGingerWizard - June 15, 2011 11:43 p.m.

    I DEMAND a Psychonauts 2! Or an HD remake would be nice. Or pretty much anything involving Psychonauts would be enough to get me excited for awhile.
  • DoctorCrazy - June 15, 2011 11:35 p.m.

    Mr. Pokey-lope might return!!!

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