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Binding Of Isaac Creator’s New Game Is A Post-Apocalyptic Platformer For PC And Switch

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After much waiting and a little teasing, Binding of Isaac creator/Super Meat Boy co-creator Edmund McMillen has announced a new game. It’s a collaboration with Closure creator Tyler Glaiel called The End Is Nigh. Together, they’re making an adventure-platformer where you die “a lot.”

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Between that and the odd row of insta-death spikes, there are some superficial similarities to Super Meat Boy. End Is Nigh, however, is a much more expansive game that seems to have more of an exploration component to it. Despite a relatively quick turnaround time (McMillen says the game was born of a two-week game jam in September of last year), it’s “by far, the largest game (level wise)” he’s ever worked on.

Here’s what it looks like:

There will be more than 600 levels spread out across 12 chapters, which will chronicle your tiny blob man’s search for a friend at the end of the world. He’ll make this friend “out of pieces of people he finds along his journey,” because hi, this is Edmund McMillen we’re talking about, remember?

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The End Is Nigh is coming to PC on July 12 and Switch “later.”

Kotaku senior reporter. Beats: Twitch, streaming, PC gaming. Writing a book about streamers tentatively titled "STREAMERS" to be published by Atria/Simon & Schuster in the future.

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mrcaligula
MrCaligula

I guess I’m one of the few people who didn’t lie Binding of Isaac at all. Don’t get me wrong I respect the hell iut if McMillen and his talents but BoI just became a slog and it was a bit too random for my taste., namely in terms of difficulty . This new game looks promising though