I hope that everyone reading this has played The Binding of Isaac. If you haven’t, you should go buy it right now. Seriously, you’ll thank me later. Its shmuppy roguelike charms still have me occasionally loading it up every once in a while to warily guide Isaac through what is possibly the most deranged basement in all of existence, giddily pissing on any and everything that I find in the hopes that it’ll somehow reward me with coins to spend on epic items and a better chance to defeat mom. True story.

I still find it hard to believe that access to the many hours of madly addictive joy that this game offers costs only $4.99 ($5.98 if you want the sountrack as well, which I recommend that you should, as it’s superb). Anyway, it looks like I (and hopefully you as well) will be spending a lot more time getting back into the game very soon, as the long-coming expansion, subtitled Wrath of the Lamb, will be available on Steam at the end of this month. It promises more of everything, and that’s just perfect.

Move past the jump for more info. And a trailer!

Edmund McMillen (one half of the game’s development team and whose name might ring Super Meat Boy bells) has handed over a useful list of shiny newness that can be expected of the expansion. It’s a lot of stuff for just $3. I’d pay $3 just for the extra music tracks. Here it is:

  • 100+ new items
  • 5+ new chapters
  • 20+ new enemies
  • 25 new achievements
  • 15+ new bosses
  • 6+ new room types
  • 6+ new mysterious item drops (eternal hearts, playing cards, dimes and more!)
  • 5+ new music tracks by Danny B
  • A new item type, Trinkets
  • A new challenge mode with 10 unique challenges (that unlock more content)
  • A new unlockable character, Samson (The Beserker)
  • A new final (final) chapter and boss with new endings
  • Tons of new random happenings, curses, blessings, npcs, fortune tellers and more
  • Also more super secrets than you’d probably expect… good luck finding them all.

 

If the promise of all this new stuff to discover and scrounge for in The Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb excites you as it does me, then keep the 28th of May in mind, as that’s when you’ll be able to snag the expansion via Steam. And now, a trailer.