Things have been a little chaotic in Edmund McMillen’s world of late. The Legend of Bum-bo, Mew-genics, that The Binding of Isaac-based card game… things are super busy around here. Nevertheless, McMillen has something else in the pipeline too. Is it a sequel? Is it an expansion? Is it Superman? We just don’t know quite yet.
The Binding of Isaac started life as a humble little indie roguelike, first released in 2011. A simple enough concept, it sees the titular Isaac (or any of a number of unlockable characters besides) traversing a series of procedurally-generated dungeon levels. Within said levels are a range of ghastly beasts and bosses to dispatch, which you must do in typical twin stick shooter style.
At its core, it’s nothing really revolutionary, but The Binding of Isaac boasts a grisly charm (and a quite frightening amount of poop) that instantly endeared it to fans around the world. It transcended the world of the cult hit. As any fan will tell you, the great variety and unpredictability of the perk system ensures that no two runs will ever be the same, and that’s what makes it so relentlessly addictive.
If you’re a member of those legions of fans, you surely followed the game through all of its major updates and expansions, such as 2014’s Rebirth and the following year’s Afterbirth. You probably also eagerly jumped on the news of The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls, McMillen’s card game based on the franchise. But what’s The Binding of Isaac: Repentance?
As Destructoid reports, Nicalis have released a super brief little announcement trailer. It offers nothing more than the logo for something called The Binding of Isaac: Repentance. No gameplay footage or anything else to go on, but fans can rest assured that they won’t have to wait long for some answers.
The 19-second ‘clip’ (fans of slowly appearing logos, your time has come) also reveals that Repentance will be playable at PAX 2018. The show takes place between August 31 and September 3, so eager Isaac fans in the area will want to head over to booth 233.