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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is getting some new DLC

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The refurbished version of the biblical twin-stick shooter, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is to receive a hefty chunk of DLC in the summer.

The expansion will be queasily titled Afterbirth, and according to developer Edmund McMillen will feature a whole host of new things. And not just things, but stuff too: a new character, new bosses, new co-op babies and new transformations.

A more complete run-down of the Afterbirth DLC can be found on The Binding of Isaac’s blog, where the developer promises expanded gameplay time of “easily 100-200 hours”. Here’s some of what we can expect.

  • 100+ new items
  • a full new game mode that will totally change how you play
  • 10 new challenges
  • a new playable character
  • a new alternate final chapter
  • new alt floors
  • new game endings
  • new final bosses
  • tons of new bosses and enemies
  • new item pickups, cards, pills, etc.
  • tons of new achievements and rewards for beating the game on hard
  • new co-op babies
  • new transformations
  • and more… 😐

Also mentioned in the blog post is an update for the original Flash-powered version of the game. The update, which will be free for owners of Wrath of the Lamb, will introduce a new difficulty level based around modded and overpowered bosses. You can watch that in action here.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is currently available on Steam.