Today Double Fine Productions has announced that its upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin will launch next month.
A PlayStation VR exclusive, the video game had originally been slated as a day one release for the head-mounted display (HMD), but now the adventure puzzle game has been given a launched date of 21st February 2017.
Written and directed by Tim Schafer and lead by Chad Dawson, the standalone VR chapter will chronicle the events between the first Psychonauts and the forthcoming Psychonauts 2.
Players assume the role of Raz, a young psychic and member of the Psychonauts — an elite group of international psychic secret agents – picking up exactly where it left off at the end of Psychonauts ten years ago. A first-person adventure, players will use Raz’s various psychic powers – such as Clairvoyance, Telekinesis and Pyrokinesis – to manipulate the world, and solve puzzles, with the mission taking them straight into the heart of the Rhombus of Ruin.
VRFocus previewed the title last year, saying: “A great deal of attention has been paid to the strengths and weaknesses of VR in order to make the best of the technology, and Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin’s preview build teases a memorable experience lying ahead. Despite all the action and adrenaline-pumping videogames on the horizon for PlayStation VR, Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin’s more sedate adventure is one of the most promising yet seen for the format.”
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, reporting back with any further updates.