Master telekinesis and more in PS VR’s Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, out 21st February

Set between the original cult classic and the upcoming sequel, use psychic powers to solve puzzles

Get ready to dive headfirst into the mysterious and paranormal world of the Psychonauts for the first time in more than ten years, because Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is coming out on 21st February, exclusively for PlayStation VR!

This is not Psychonauts 2; it’s a standalone chapter of the Psychonauts saga — a mind-bending adventure puzzle game made from the ground up for VR that will chronicle the events between the first Psychonauts and its forthcoming sequel.

You’ll assume the role of Raz, an intrepid young psychic and now fully fledged member of the Psychonauts — an elite group of international psychic secret agents! You’ll see through Raz’s eyes in first person, using his various psychic powers to affect the world, and solve puzzles: the power of clairvoyance will allow you to see through the eyes of others and explore the environment, while other abilities such as telekinesis and pyrokinesis allow you to move things around with the power of your mind… or just set them on fire.

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin

The story picks up exactly where it left off at the end of Psychonauts, with Raz, Lili, Sasha, Milla, and Coach Oleander flying off to rescue Truman Zannotto, the Grand Head of the Psychonauts. Their mission takes them straight into the heart of the Rhombus of Ruin — a mysterious part of the ocean as deadly as two Bermuda Triangles back to back!

When the rescue party itself is kidnapped and held prisoner in the Rhombus, Raz is immobilized and must use only his psychic powers to reunite his friends, reveal the identity of the mysterious kidnapper, and free Truman before the madness of the Rhombus consumes all their minds!

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin was designed to be as fun for long time fans as it is for people new to the franchise, so if you’ve never played Psychonauts before that won’t be a problem. You do have time to check it out before this installment arrives though, the original Psychonauts is available now for PS4 as a PS2 Classic!

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin

It’s hard to convey what a VR game will be like with just 2D screenshots, so we thought we’d try our hand at a fancy “3D screenshot.” These 3D video clips allow you to pan around 360 degrees and experience the world of Rhombus of Ruin first hand.

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is out on 21st Feb!

2 Author replies

Yay! Go go Team Schafer! (sorry, pun intended).

Does this game require move controllers? Please tell me this game doesn’t require move controllers!

James Spafford 30 January, 2017 @ 21:14

No Move controllers :)

But does the game _support_ Move controllers? Nothing mentioned in the post.

James Spafford 01 February, 2017 @ 02:07

Nope. this is a Dualshock kinda game :)

Guess this means UK isn’t getting Psychonauts PS2 as a pre order bonus? :(

Will we get to preorder this game in Europe and get the first game for free like in the US store?

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