‘Binding of Isaac’ creator: ‘Legend of Bum-bo’ may head to Nintendo Switch

legend of Bum-bo Nintendo Switch
The Legend of Bum-bo, one of the upcoming games from the mind of The Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen, looks like it may be bound for the Nintendo Switch. McMillen was taking questions from fans on Twitter when one fan asked if the mysterious Bum-bo would find its way to the Switch. “I think so, yeah,” McMillen replied.

While McMillen’s admission bodes well for the many people who have become enamored with Nintendo’s latest console, we still don’t have a clear picture of what The Legend of Bum-bo is exactly. Bum-bo was originally announced in March 2016, but few details have been revealed since.

The Legend of Bum-bo is a turn-based, puzzle RPG-type thingy that’s randomly generated,” McMillen wrote. While that doesn’t provide much clarity, the fact that McMillen released the teaser on The Binding of Isaac blog has led to the assumption that Bum-bo is a spinoff of McMillen’s incredibly popular, rogue-like game that has evolved drastically since its initial release in 2011.

The Legend of Bum-bo is being developed by people who have worked with McMillen in the past. James Id, who created ads for Isaac and McMillen’s other extremely popular indie, Super Meat Boy, is signed on to program and create the 3D art, and the two-man team known as Ridiculon, which also worked on Isaac, will produce audio for Bum-bo.

There’s also some precedent for Bum-bo to land on Switch. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ launched on Switch in March, and McMillen’s next release, The End is Nigh, is scheduled to release on Switch following its launch on PC next month.

The End is Nigh tasks players with navigating through a post-apocalyptic world as Ash, one of the few remaining entities to have survived. All Ash wants is a friend, and throughout the platforming adventure that’s in the same vein as Super Meat Boy, Ash will gather pieces and parts to assemble a new buddy. The End is Nigh promises to have more than 600 sections and 20 mini games to unlock over the course of the adventure.

The End is Nigh launches on Steam on July 12, with a Switch version arriving at a later date.


‘Overwatch’ gunslinger Ashe is now available on all platforms

Blizzard announced Ashe as the latest Overwatch hero at BlizzCon 2018. The gunslinger has a history with McCree and makes use of a lever-action repeating rifle and a robotic sidekick.

Stock up on Switch accessories this week with these awesome Black Friday deals

Black Friday is right around the corner, and it's the perfect time to stock up on accessories for your Nintendo Switch. Here are the best Switch accessory deals on Black Friday, from controllers to cases and more.
Movies & TV

The best new movie trailers: ‘Buster Scruggs,’ ‘Missing Link,’ ‘Mowgli’ and more

Everyone loves a good trailer, but keeping up with what's new isn't easy. That's why we round up the best ones for you. This week, it's new trailers for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Mortal Engines, and the first trailer for Missing…

The best Nintendo Switch deals and bundles for November 2018

Looking to score Nintendo's latest hybrid console? We've smoked out the best Nintendo Switch deals right here, including discounts on stand-alone consoles as well as bundles that feature games like Fortnite and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The best PS3 games of all time

Choosing the right PlayStation 3 game can be a conundrum, especially when there are nearly 1,500 titles to choose from. Thankfully, we've rounded up the best games to have ever made it to the platform.

Here's where Xur is and what he has for wares this week in 'Destiny 2: Forsaken'

The weekly vendor in Destiny 2: Forsaken always brings Exotic weapons and armor, some of the toughest loot to find in the game. Here's everything you need to know to track down Xur: Where he is, when he shows up, and what he's stocking.

‘Spyro Reignited Trilogy’ proves nostalgia only goes so far

Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a faithful and beatiful remaster of the PlayStation classics, but its dedication to retaining the original experience ultimately hinders the experience. Spyro was great in the late-'90s, but it hasn't aged well.

Microsoft is reportedly planning an Xbox One without a disc drive for 2019

Microsoft is reportedly planning to release a new Xbox One model without a disc drive in 2019. The console will be significantly cheaper than other Xbox One systems, including the Xbox One S.

15 tips for keeping your vault-dwellers alive in ‘Fallout Shelter’

The wasteland can be an unfriendly place, if you don't know what you're doing. Here are 15 tips that will help your vault thrive in Fallout Shelter, including information on questing.
Product Review

Make friends. To survive the wasteland of 'Fallout 76,' you're gonna need 'em

Fallout 76 brings the nuclear wasteland online and invites you to hop in with your friends. It’s fun, and a new direction for the Fallout franchise, but it’s not without its faults.

‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’ director sets record straight on game’s progress

Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura clarified some information about the game's progress. There were earlier reports that the RPG was put on hold in favor of Kingdom Hearts III, but that is apparently not the case.

From NES to PlayStation, retro gaming is booming. But will it last?

Everyone craves the good old days, and companies like Nintendo and Sony are cashing in with their mini versions of beloved retro consoles. But is this fad built to last or will our fixation with pixelated graphics come and go like mom…

‘Blockchain gaming’ startup gets $16 million in Series A funding

A gaming startup, Mythical Games, has raised $16 million in Series A funding to work on their concept of blockchain gaming. The aim is for the startup to develop games for the PC, console, and mobile markets.

‘Fortnite’ named Ultimate Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick awards

This year's Golden Joysticks, the gaming awards handed out by GamesRadar, have been announced and Fortnite has been named the Ultimate Game of the Year. It beat out Red Dead Redemption for best game, but Red Dead was named critics' choice.