The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be expanded with Afterbirth at the end of October.

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is yet another ludicrously huge expansion to the action roguelike/roguelike-like/roguelite. As a potted history: first came The Binding of Isaac, which then got an expansion with Wrath of the Lamb, and the whole thing was then remade and updated as The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. And now that’s getting an expansion with even more stuff. Gosh.

How much stuff? Loads of stuff. Expect 120 new items (not counting new chests, bombs, pills, pickups, and cards), ratcheting up the item count to over 500. Expect 1000+ new room designs. Expect an updated combo weapon system. Expect secret transformations. Expect daily runs, online leaderboards, ten more challenges, a new final area, a new final boss, a new Greed Mode gameplay type that focuses on risk/reward, and an alternate soundtrack.

And then there’s the stuff in the “Uber Secrets” bulletpoint list, which claims a new playable character (Lilith, the mother of demons), four new alternate chapters with new enemy types and visual themes, a revised seed system with special seeds, over 100 new enemies with special designs, eight new bosses, and… more stuff.

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is due out on 30 October, and will cost £7.99. You can pre-order it on Steam now, if you fancy, with owners of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (necessary to play this expansion) getting 40% off. £4.79 for all that? Not bad, says I.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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