Psychonauts: In the Rhombus of Ruin is a spin-off for PlayStation VR

Set between Psychonauts One and Two.  

Earlier this week Psychonauts creator Tim Schafer teased an unannounced project in addition to the Psychonauts sequel that launched its crowdfunding campaign on Thursday. Now that game has been revealed as a Psychonauts spin-off for Sony's PS4 headset PlayStation VR.

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Entitled Psychonauts: In the Rhombus of Ruin, this will be "a standalone VR mission for Psychonauts", according to Schafer in a Skype interview with Eurogamer.

Set immediately after the conclusion of the first Psychonauts, In the Rhombus of Ruin follows Raz and the psychonauts as they're tasked with rescuing Lili's kidnapped father, Truman Zanotto.

"It is a VR game and it's going to be [from] Raz's point of view, but he has the ability to jump into people's minds," Schafer explained before adding that Raz will have access to his usual psych powers like telekinesis and pyrokinesis.

"It's definitely a game. It's not just a VR wallpaper," Schafer stated. "Raz's psychic powers lend to a lot of flexibility in the VR world. It's a good fit, I think."

In other Psychonauts news, the crowdfunded sequel is doing the business on Double Fine's crowdfunding platform Fig. It raised $1m in roughly 14 hours and is well on its way towards meeting its $3.3m goal with 33 days left before its 7th January deadline.

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