Edmund McMillen and James ID have released the debut trailer for The Legend of Bum-bo, a randomly-generated turn-based puzzle RPG spin-off of The Binding of Isaac due out for PC, Mac, and iOS in 2018, and ‘hopefully’ Switch in 2019.
Here is an overview of the game, via its official website:
The Legend of Bum-bo is a randomly generated, turn based puzzle RPG where you take the role of Bum-bo (from The Binding of Isaac) as he punches the faces off hordes of paper goons and takes their coins! …only to gamble them away at the casinos.
Utilizing his bag of trash Bum-bo forms pagan glyph’s (via a match-four puzzle system) that create offensive and defensive attacks, and gain specific types of mana to cast epic spells that range from jagging stuff with a fish hook to summoning mom’s leg to crush all who stand in your path.
Every dungeon Bum-bo enters will be randomly generated and much like isaac feature hoards of monsters, bosses, traps, puzzles, and randomly chosen spells, so each run will be totally unique and each successful play through will unlock more items, trinkets, playable characters, and more.
Most may notice Bum-bo seems to have a lot of ties to The Binding of Isaac. I like to call it a prequel, but what I mean by that outside of the obvious themes isn’t something I can really explain without spoiling too much, but I can assure you if you enjoyed Isaac and also like turn-based combat and puzzle games, The Legend of Bum-bo should be right up your alley.
Watch the trailer below.