Edmund McMillen has announced that the Afterbirth expansion to The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be out for Steam on October 30th.

Regarding the console versions - which includes our previous PS Vita and 3DS - he said: "we dont have a set release date for consoles, but tyrone demoed afterbirth at pax on a ps4.. so it cant be too far off!"

Afterbirth is said to be a "mega DLC" that adds over 100 hours of play time to Rebirth.

It adds a new risk/reward game mode called Greed Mode that has a new final boss and endings. It also brings Daily Runs so you can compete for highscores and best times on daily seeded runs.

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As to the main game, it will be expanded with a whole new final area that has another new ending and final boss. Plus, it'll have all of this:

  • 10 totally new and awesome challenges
  • 1000+ new rooms, as well as new tiny rooms, closets and giant arching hallways
  • a totally new playable character, Lilith, mother of demons
  • 120 new items! not counting tons of new pickups, chests, pills, bombs, cards etc. taking the item count up beyond 525
  • 4 new alternate chapters with new chapter specific enemy types, visual themes, and surprises
  • a new seed code combo page, as well as a butt ton of new seed codes that mod the game
  • a greatly expanded soundtrack
  • new room types like, trap rooms, double treasure rooms, and ultra rare closets
  • a greatly expanded and updated hud system
  • tons of new secret transformations
  • 8 new bosses
  • 25+ new enemies
  • updated item combo system
  • far too many new achievements
  • 20 million new co-op babies

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth will be sold for $9.99. Pre-orders for the Steam version should open up next week and offer a discount on that full price.

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