The Binding of Isaac Prequel ‘The Legend of Bum-bo’ Releasing for Switch, PS5 & Xbox Series X|S Late June 2022

Publisher Nicalis has announced that the prequel to The Binding of Isaac, The Legend of Bum-bo, will be digitally releasing on June 29, 2022, for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S for $19.99. This title follows Bum-bo, “a mushmouthed vagrant who loses his precious coin to an unknown thief.” And, of course, Bum-bo goes on a journey to regain that coin.

Gameplay comprises turn-based tile-matching combat where players will also find spells and items that make Bum-bo stronger. Additionally, there are procedurally generated levels and unlockable characters, similar to The Binding of Isaac, also created by Edmund McMillen. Further, this game intersects with that aforementioned title’s world in unforeseen ways.

Players can look forward to the following inclusions:

  • 125+ unique items that can be modified and upgraded
  • 80+ unique trinkets with passive abilities
  • 7 playable Bum-bos, each with their own unique abilities
  • 13 bosses
  • 40+ enemy types

The Legend of Bum-bo is currently available on Steam via SteamGOG, and the Epic Games Store.

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Physical versions of The Binding of Isaac: Repentance are available for pre-order.

The Binding of Isaac: Repentance is the ultimate version of the acclaimed rouge-like, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, including prior DLC. This version includes an alternative gameplay path leading to a new final boss and ending. In addition, over 130 items have been added, culminating in over 700 items available. Further, there are 2 new playable characters, over 100 new enemies, over 25 new bosses, 7 new challenges, and over 5,000 room designs, leading to an inestimable degree of variety across each playthrough.

The Binding of Isaac: Repentance is digitally available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. If you’ve been passively curious about The Binding of Isaac, this is the ideal version to purchase to get the most bang for your buck.


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