Double Fine's Psychonauts VR spin-off Rhombus of Ruin launches on PC

Out now for Oculus and Vive.

Psychonauts-themed VR spin-off Rhombus of Ruin is now available on PC, developer Double Fine has announced. It supports both Oculus Rift and Vive, and arrives, happily enough, on the original game's 13th anniversary.

Rhombus of Ruin debuted early last year as a PSVR exclusive, and is set immediately after the events of the first Psychonauts. Once again, you play as goggle-wearing psychic pre-teen Raz and must use your formidable mental powers to save the day. Instead of adopting the platform mechanics of the original Psychonauts, however, Rhombus is more puzzle-driven.

Most of the game sees Raz tethered to one spot, and, much like in the first Psychonauts, progress requires that you use your psychic abilities to slip into the minds of other characters. Doing so lets you manipulate the world around them, hopefully facilitating your escape from the titular, Bermuda Triangle-like Rhombus of Ruin.

Rhombus of Ruin's cast is full of familiar Psychonauts faces.

If any of this appeals, you might like to know that Rhombus of Ruin arrives on PC with a 20% launch discount. On Steam, it'll cost you £12.39 right now, instead of the usual £15.49, and it's a little cheaper on the Oculus Store, currently priced at £11.99 rather than £14.99.

The long-awaited Psychonauts 2, meanwhile, is still in the midst of development. It was originally expected to launch this year, but Double Fine announced a delay in January, rescheduling its release for some time in 2019.

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