The Legend of Bum-bo, Binding of Isaac prequel, will come to Switch ‘later’

Edward McMillen The Legend of Bum-bo prequel to The Binding of Isaac

The Legend of Bum-bo has unveiled its dramatic release date trailer, coming to PC and Mac on Nov. 12. However, the game will also come to Nintendo Switch and iOS at a “later” date, according to creator Edmund McMillen. This game is a prequel to The Binding of Isaac, and it is a quite different take from the first game, being a puzzle-based, turn-based deck-building roguelike. It also basically has a Paper Mario art style. Check it all out in the trailer!

The Legend of Bum-bo is set approximately a month before The Binding of Isaac, and McMillen compares the game to Slay the Spire and Dicey Dungeons, except that it’s “very different.” Okie dokie. The game is being co-developed with James Interactive, and Ridiculon is returning to provide the soundtrack.

The premise of the game is that Bum-bo’s only coin is stolen and dragged down into the sewers, so Bum-bo must buckle down, brave up, and plunge into darkness to get his coin back.

Here is a feature list for The Legend of Bum-bo pulled from Steam; make sure to note its critical final feature:

– 100+ unique items that can be modified and upgraded. – 80+ unique trinkets that give neato passive abilities.
– 4+ 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!

Let us know what you think of The Legend of Bum-bo, the strange new project from Edmund McMillen and James Interactive.

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John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!