We last spoke about Edmund McMillen's bizarre game back in January. Having missed its original late 2017 launch window, it was then suggested it'd be coming out in the first half of 2018. While there's still no specific date for it yet, it'll definitely be coming to iOS and PC this year, with Switch on the cards for 2019.
The Legend of Bum-bo is a randomly generated turn-based RPG where you'll follow The Binding of Isaac's Bum-bo and face off against waves of cardboard fiends. Using match-four mechanics, you'll generate offensive and defensive attacks, gain mana, and unleash awesome spells on your enemies.
Not only is this the first time we get to see the gameplay in proper action, but it's also the first time we've gotten any kind of in-depth explanation regarding the game.
On Twitter when the trailer was announced, McMillen answered a few fan questions, including:
for a while i wanted to do a turn based take on isaac and a puzzle game.. so i comboed them— Edmund McMillen (@edmundmcmillen) April 20, 2018
it uses a very similar structure, but you leave the dungeon after beating it and visit a casino to (level up) before going to the next.— Edmund McMillen (@edmundmcmillen) April 20, 2018
single run, trying to keep it short like isaac
probably not, but ill push the release hard so everyone knows and we will def do a release trailer— Edmund McMillen (@edmundmcmillen) April 20, 2018
not as many as isaac due to each one serving a specific mechanic 2 per chapter basically— Edmund McMillen (@edmundmcmillen) April 20, 2018
hard to say on difficulty because its very very different in terms of gamepay, its turn based strategy instead of dexterity based. the random gen is kinda similar but with less full random and more reactionary random. like if the player has X than only choose from pool Y— Edmund McMillen (@edmundmcmillen) April 20, 2018