The Binding of Isaac: Repentance teased in short new trailer

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The Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen said April's Forgotten update (opens in new tab) for The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, a collection of add-ons for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, would be the game's final free booster pack. However, earlier this year McMillen told Polygon (opens in new tab) that he's "never done" with Isaac, and according to publisher Nicalis, there's more Isaac in store—in addition to the Four Souls card game (opens in new tab), that is. The publisher tweeted a brief teaser for a new game (or add-on) titled The Binding of Isaac: Repentance last night. Give it a look: 

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Some players have pointed out that the logo for Repentance bears a strong resemblance to The Binding of Isaac: Antibirth (opens in new tab), a free fan-made expansion released in December 2016. At the time, McMillen discussed (opens in new tab) officially adding the mod to Afterbirth+, and when we spoke with him about the influence mods had (opens in new tab) on Isaac's popularity, he described Antibirth creator The-Vinh Truong as being "on a whole other level" from other modders. So it's possible Repentance will integrate Antibirth or other mods in some way, but take that as the speculation that it is, since neither Nicarlis nor McMillen have confirmed anything. 

For his part, McMillen offered a tease of his own on Twitter around the time the trailer went live:

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The Binding of Isaac: Repentance will be at PAX West, and so will we, so sit tight for more information.  

Austin Wood
Staff writer, GamesRadar

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.