Debut Trailer for Super Meat Boy Devs New Game, The Legend of Bum-bo

Edmund McMillen (Super Meat BoyThe Binding of Isaac) and James ID have shared the first trailer for The Legend of Bum-bo.

Featured above, you can view the game’s first trailer. Their latest title is described as a randomly-generated, turn-based puzzle RPG based within the The Binding of Isaac universe.

The Legend of Bum-bo is launching across Windows PC, Mac, and iOS sometime this year. A Nintendo Switch release is “hopefully” coming next year.

Here’s a rundown on the game:

The Legend of Bum-bo is a randomly generated, turn based puzzle RPG where you take the role of Bum-bo (from The Binding of Isaac) as he punches the faces off hordes of paper goons and takes their coins! …only to gamble them away at the casinos.

Utilizing his bag of trash Bum-bo forms pagan glyph’s (via a match-four puzzle system) that create offensive and defensive attacks, and gain specific types of mana to cast epic spells that range from jagging stuff with a fish hook to summoning mom’s leg to crush all who stand in your path.

Every dungeon Bum-bo enters will be randomly generated and much like isaac feature hoards of monsters, bosses, traps, puzzles, and randomly chosen spells, so each run will be totally unique and each successful play through will unlock more items, trinkets, playable characters, and more.

Most may notice Bum-bo seems to have a lot of ties to The Binding of Isaac. I like to call it a prequel, but what I mean by that outside of the obvious themes isn’t something I can really explain without spoiling too much, but I can assure you if you enjoyed Isaac and also like turn-based combat and puzzle games, The Legend of Bum-bo should be right up your alley.

Brandon Orselli


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