The Binding of Isaac: Repentance Launches Today


Posted on November 4, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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In the growing market of roguelike titles, many look in the direction of The Binding of Isaac from Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl. Released in 2011, the game swiftly grew a cult-following for its addictive gameplay and unique art style for what appears on the surface to be an innocent release. More specifically, it is a loose telling of the titular Biblical story, Binding of Isaac.

Later on in 2014, Edmund McMillen partnered with publisher Nicalis to deliver The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth – essentially a re-release of the original game with improvements to the core visuals, new soundtrack, and enhanced refresh rate as well. Additionally, the series went on to feature a Magic the Gathering-like tabletop experience, The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls.

This month, Nicalis and Edmund McMillen return with more for The Binding of Isaac. As for the current The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, a new add-on arrives on Thursday for the 2014 title. In that, The Binding of Isaac: Repentance which is a compilation of the original experience including all of its added content plus more.

“The Binding of Isaac: Repentance is the ultimate edition of the genre-defining roguelike, with so many additions and improvements that it feels like a brand new game. Experience Isaac’s adventures with new twists, terrifying turns and OVER 500 HOURS of new gameplay!” the official listing reads for the game on Nicalis’ website.

“Repentance takes Isaac to new depths of roguelike dungeon adventure, as the brave boy descends into the basement for his greatest challenge yet! Isaac’s new quest includes unknown places he’s never been, filled with horrible new enemies and bosses, weapon combos you’ve never synergized before and items he’s never seen… unholy terrors from his wildest dreams and worst nightmares!”

The ultimate version for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth includes more than 100+ achievements, 130 new items, 25 new bosses, 5,000 room designs, and alternative paths upon completion. A physical version of the game is also planned to ship for major consoles sometime next year in 2022.

Are you interested in picking up The Binding of Isaac: Repentance?

The Binding of Isaac: Repentance is out now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Source: Nicalis

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