Indie phenomenon, The Binding of Issac is getting a prequel. A little later this year players will experience the Legend of Bum-Bo for the first time on PC and Mac 12 November.
First announced back in 2016 as a “Turn-based puzzle RPG thingy”, The Legend of Bum-Bo is the work of Edmund Mcmillan. The creator behind Binding of Issac, Super Meat Boy, and The End is Nigh, which is going for free on the Epic Games Store this week, is now ready to bring fans of the franchise a look back before the days of Isaac with a new type of adventure that retains the unique art and humour that we are already familiar with. Although uniquely in line with McMillan’s previous work, Bum-Bo takes place in a 2D papercraft world that’s a little more frayed around the edges than Mario might expect.
Harking forward to The Binding of Isaac, Bum-Bo is tasked with crawling through a series of procedurally generated dungeons that are full to the brim with enemies. As the player character progresses, you’ll need to line up a range of items pulled from the trash in an effort to cast attacks on your opponents. Isaac may use a twin-stick approach to dealing with obstacles, shooting a variety of unusual opponents in the face. Now, Bum-Bo is focused on a turn-based combat system, including the aforementioned match four style puzzle component.
While much of the unusual aesthetic might be familiar to fans of Mcmillan’s work the gameplay for The Legend of Bum-Bo is something else. The trailer, above, gives potential players a glimpse of what they can expect from the upcoming title. If McMillan’s previous work is anything to go by, this is going to be a blast. You can find out more about The Legend of Bum-Bo over at the game’s official website now.