Raz from Psychonauts joins Zombie Vikings


Nov 9, 2015
Hi, my name is Klaus Lyngeled and I’m the creative director at Zoink. To celebrate the amazing response of our new game – and more importantly to celebrate that Tim Schafer and the guys at Double Fine are going to make Psychonauts 2 – we decided to add a new playable character to our game. We call him Raz-ombie!

As you probably understand, I am a big fan of Double Fine, so I was super-thrilled when Tim let me play around with Raz as a character.

To make him fit into our style and universe of Zombie Vikings I immediately started designing this weird rotten viking version of him. Below you can see a few of the first sketches. It was important to me that even though he is now dead and a viking, you still feel that it’s Raz.

We also decided to give Raz-ombie his own signature move, and after bouncing a few ideas with Tim ended up designing this awesome bacon attack that good old Ford Cruller shoots from this head. We also wanted to give him a really special weapon. In the end, we got inspired by the two-headed baby in the Double Fine logo and gave him a pretty stunning double bladed sword!

I am thrilled that Psychonauts 2 is on its way, and I can’t wait to play Raz again. But until then I’ll just have to play Raz-ombie!

Raz-ombie will be available as a free DLC character shortly, and around the same time a huge update to Zombie Vikings will also be available.

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