The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth arrives in November, new trailer arrives now

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It's not quite ready for prime time yet, but The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth now has a launch date that's not too far down the road. A "release date trailer" has also made its way to the tubes, and I'm not exaggerating when I say that it can generously be described as quite possibly the weirdest thing you'll see all day.

I don't know what to tell you. I thought the Voyeur For September trailer was weird, but this is clearly a whole new dimension of strange. There are some gameplay bits in there, which is nice, but then there's the... other stuff. Is it art? Maybe. Whatever you want to call it, it's way over my head. Feel free to explain if you have insights to offer.

The important part is this: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, a remake of the 2011 release built on an new and more efficient engine with updated art, effects, music, and "hundreds upon hundreds of designs, redesigns and re-tuned enhancements," will launch on November 4. Find out more and lay down your preorders at Steam .

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.