The disturbing and yet horribly fascinating story of The Binding of Isaac continues next month in a new expansion, Afterbirth. Nicalis has revealed the release date for the PC version of the expansion and Afterbirth arrives the day before Halloween on October 30.

The publisher released a whole mess of new aspects of the game on his Tumblr.  Some of the new features include:

  • 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 new and awesome challenges
  • 1000+ new rooms, as well as new tiny rooms, closets and giant arching hallways.
  • A 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 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
  • New achievements
  • 20 million new co-op babies

There are a few more things but the publisher couldn’t remember them all. Remember that this is an expansion for Rebirth. If you plan on buying this expansion you need to have the original The Binding of Isaac and Rebirth.

The expansion is priced at $9.99 for PC. The expansion for consoles doesn’t have a set release date as of yet. Stay Tuned here at Gamer Assault Weekly for more updates on The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth and all your gaming needs.

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