Whether you’re a superfan of the first psychedelic platformer, Psychonauts that was released by Double Fine Productions over 10 years ago back in 2005, or not – there’s still a legitimately good reason to get excited for the release of Psychonauts In The Rhombus Of Ruin. While it was first released as a PSVR exclusive more than a year ago, the game now made its way to Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift as well in a surprise release.
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is an all-new virtual reality spin-off adventure that takes players back into the mysterious world of the Psychonauts directly after the events in the first game, and acts as a little filler before the Psychonauts 2 releases for PC next year. You’ll once again reprise the role of the enigmatic goggle-wearing pre-teen Raz and his ragtag group of mind-bending friends as he’s now a full member of the elite group of international psychic secret agents.
The game picks up where you’re headed to the deadly Rhombus of Ruin to rescue Truman Zannotto, the Grand Head of the Psychonauts. Unfortunately, you along with Lili, Sasha, Milla, and Coach Oleander get kidnapped as well, which leaves it up to you and your psychic powers to find out the identity of the kidnapper and rescue Truman and your friends.
Check out the trailer:
Instead of the platformer mechanics of the original game, Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin has been created with VR in mind and takes place in first-person (instead of the original’s third-person view) with a stronger puzzle approach. Raz’s mind powers like Clairvoyance, Telekinesis, and Pyrokinesis have all made their way to VR and lets you affect the world around Raz in unique ways.
Double Fine Productions has designed the game to be fun for long-time fans as well as those new to the franchise, so you don’t have to worry about playing the first game if you just want to jump into the VR version. You can expect around 2 hours of gameplay.
So if your up for a mind-bending VR adventure then join Raz and his team of Psychonaut friends in their mission to the Rhombus of Ruin. Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is available now on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift at $19.99. Though the game is currently part of the Steam VR Spring Sale, at 20% off, which puts it at $15.99 until April 26.