A new Binding of Isaac thing has been revealed, but as to what it might be, your guess is as good as mine. The announcement, which came from developer Nicalis, and was also posted from series creator Edmund McMillen, came last night, and refers to something called The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.
At the moment, we know next to nothing about the new project (although Nicalis and McMillen both promise more info at PAX West over the weekend). All we’ve seen so far is a gif revealing the game’s title. You can check that out in the tweet towards the bottom of this article.
There are plenty of things this could be, of course. A new game is probably high up on the wishlists of a lot of Isaac fans, but Nicalis already have a new title, The Legend of Bum-Bo, on the way. That’ll offer its own take on the Isaac world, so another brand-new title seems unlikely at this point. More likely, in my opinion, is a further add-on to Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, which McMillen has been supporting for several years.
Telling is the fact that the announcement could reveal more than many fans originally thought. After the project’s title is revealed, a knife (specifically, in-game item Mom’s Knife) drops from above to impale the ‘I’ in Isaac.
see you at pax! pic.twitter.com/MeLf8WPUk3
— Edmund McMillen (@edmundmcmillen) August 30, 2018
That looks an awful lot like the logo for fan-made Rebirth expansion Antibirth. Antibirth adds new enemies, items, bosses, and reportedly more than 4000 new rooms to work your way through, as well as a secret final chapter. It’s very possible, then, that Repentance is a way to bring the fan-made content into the game itself.
You can check out a (very creepy) trailer for Antibirth in the video above – check the end for the logo I mentioned. For now, I guess we’ll just have to wait a few days to find out whatever McMillen has on show at PAX.
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