The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is out now

The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth

The Binding of Isaac's Afterbirth expansion is out now, and while the pre-order discount has ended on Steam, you can pick it up for a bit less on Humble for the next day and a bit. (It's a spooky £6.66 in the UK.) The expansion adds "1000+" new rooms, online leaderboards, daily runs, hundreds of new items, an alternate soundtrack and more, adding up to over 100 hours of new content, supposedly.

Isaac fans: I think I know what you'll be doing this Halloween. Here's the full list of features.

  • Over 100 hours of MORE gameplay
  • Greed Mode – a whole new way to play, focused on risk/reward
  • Expanded main game – a new final area with a new final boss
  • Daily Runs – play a new official run, everyday!
  • Online Leaderboards – compete for highscore/best time
  • 10 totally new and awesome challenges!
  • 1000+ new room designs, as well as room
  • 120 new items–not counting tons of new pickups, chests, pills, bombs and cards--taking the item count up beyond 500!
  • Alternate soundtrack!
  • Tons of new secret transformations!
  • MOAR new achievements

And with "uber secrets" including:

  • Lilith, mother of demons, a totally new playable character
  • 4 new alternate chapters with new enemy types and visual themes
  • Revised seed code combo system and new special seeds
  • 100+ enemies, with new designs
  • 8 new bosses
  • Even more rooms FULL OF POOP!
  • and probably at least 5 other features we can’t remember due to all the crap that we threw into this little monster

Naturally, there's a squishy launch trailer showing a lot of that stuff off. It's below.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.