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Edmund McMillen’s ‘The Legend of Bum-bo’ Gets New Trailer and Steam Release Date, iOS and Switch Still Coming

Edmund McMillen, one of the creators of such classics as Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac, has been working on an Isaac spinoff game for at least a few years now. It’s called The Legend of Bum-bo and as the name implies it stars the plucky coin-gobbling little helper Bum-bo from The Binding of Isaac. We first heard about The Legend of Bum-bo when it was announced as one of the games being published by the then-upstart premium gaming publisher The Label back in early 2017. It was a little over a year later that we got our first proper look at Bum-bo, which showed a game with a cardboard cutout, almost shoebox diorama-like art style and various types of puzzle gameplay including a match-4 game. It seemed intriguing to say the least and like something that would fit perfectly on mobile. While I have no idea what is going on with The Label or if they’re even a thing anymore, McMillen did tweet out today a brand new trailer for The Legend of Bum-bo along with a release date for the Steam version.

As you can see, you’ll be able to check out The Legend of Bum-bo for yourself on both PC and Mac through Steam on November 12th, 2019, with the iOS and Nintendo Switch versions coming sometime later. I really love the aesthetic used here and even the somewhat obnoxious but somehow endearing voice of old Bum-bo himself. If there’s even a tenth of the emergent gameplay of The Binding of Isaac here I can see this becoming a huge hit on every platform it’s released on, but especially on mobile. I look forward to seeing more of what The Legend of Bum-bo is all about when it arrives on Steam in November and hopefully the wait isn’t too long before the iOS and Switch versions follow.