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Icky game 'The Binding Of Isaac' gets console expansion on May 10th

Engadget Engadget 5/05/2016 David Lumb
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The Binding of Isaac, that weird game about a naked infant fighting through pits into hell, has been so popular since its 2011 release that it's been continually released for new platforms as recently as last April, even on family-friendly Nintendo systems. But a new expansion, Afterbirth, will be come out for PS4 and Xbox One on May 10th for $11. Sorry, Wii U owners, you'll have to wait until later this year.As is the case for procedurally-generated games, it doesn't take much new content shuffled in to make the existing mix feel fresh, so the additional 120 items, 25 enemies and playable character Lilith are welcome. For challenge lovers, there's a new final area and boss along with Daily Challenges for high scores. Lastly, Greed mode brings waves of enemies and bosses for in-game rewards.

The PlayStation blog post announcing Afterbirth contains many additions that creator Tyrone Rodriguez has been promising since unveiling the game last year, but it's unclear if the expansion will include tools for developers to build their own items and levels.

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