The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth DLC Detailed, Adds “100+ Hours to the Game”

September 8, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

In a blog post yesterday, The Binding of Isaac Creator Edmund McMillen announced that the Afterbirth DLC is releasing for PC on October 30 at $9.99, with pre-ordering taking “a considerable chunk off.”

When talking about Afterbirth for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth on other platforms, McMillen said, “We don’t have a set release date for consoles, but Tyrone demoed afterbirth at PAX on a PS4.. so it can’t be too far off!”

Adding “another 100+ hours to the game,” as well as many new features, here’s what you need to know about Afterbirth:

  • Greed Mode: a whole new game mode with a heavy focus on risk/reward that is a completely new way to play featuring new endings and a final boss.
  • Expanded main game: a new final area has been added to the main game along with another new final boss and ending.
  • Daily Runs: compete for highscore / best time on the leader boards in these daily seeded runs.
  • 10 totally new and awesome challenges
  • 1000+ new rooms, as well as new tiny rooms, closets and giant arching hallways.
  • A totally new playable character, Lilith, mother of demons.
  • 120 new items! not counting tons of new pickups, chests, pills, bombs, cards etc. taking the item count up beyond 525!
  • 4 new alternate chapters with new chapter specific enemy types, visual themes, and surprises.
  • A new seed code combo page, as well as a butt ton of new seed codes that mod the game.
  • A greatly expanded soundtrack!
  • New room types like, trap rooms, double treasure rooms, and ultra rare closets!
  • A greatly expanded and updated hud system
  • Tons of new secret transformations
  • 8 new bosses
  • 25+ new enemies
  • Updated item combo system
  • Far too many new achievements
  • 20 million new co-op babies
  • And probably at least 5 other features i cant remember due to all the crap that we threw into this little monster.

McMillen adds, “Trust me when I say, this DLC makes Rebirth feel like a completely new game… it’s rare that I design a game that I really look forward to play testing daily. You guys will really love it!”

[Source: Binding of Isaac]