The Binding of Isaac prequel The Legend of Bum-bo launches November 12 for PC

Switch and iOS versions due out later.

The Legend of Bum-bo

The April 2018-announced The Binding of Isaac prequel The Legend of Bum-bo will launch for PC and Mac via Steam on November 12, developer James Interactive announced. The game will be available for Switch and iOS at a later date.

Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:

About

“This Bum-bo game! it about time Bum-bo got coin stoled by ugly thing… can you help Bum-bo bash?” – Bum-bo the Brave.

When Bum-bo’s only coin is stolen by a mysterious entity and pulled down into the sewer, Bum-bo finds himself facing droves of deranged enemies, lost children, his fears, and eventually the beast that stole his beloved coin.

Gameplay

The Legend of Bum-bo is a puzzle-based “deckbuilding roguelike” by Edmund McMillen (The Binding of Isaac, Super Meat Boy) and James Interactive, where players collect hordes of items that can be modified, upgraded and comboed with others in many interesting ways. Play as one of many Bum-bo, each with its own unique abilities, as they smash, bash and splash their way through a variety of cardboard monstrosities, giant bosses and dark personal urges…

Oh, it is also the prequel to The Binding of Isaac!

Key Features

  • 100-plus unique items that can be modified and upgraded.
  • 80-plus unique trinkets that give neato passive abilities.
  • Four-plus playable characters each with their own unique abilities.
  • 10 ugly, yet cute bosses.
  • 30 enemies.
  • Amazing music by Ridiculon!
  • Loads of unlockables!
  • Animated cut scenes that will make you feel bad!
  • Poop!

Watch a new trailer below.

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