Dig For Treasure in the Darkness with The Legend of Bum-Bo
As one of the biggest fans of The Binding of Isaac around, I was already familiar with The Legend of Bum-Bo. After all, I was fortunate enough to review it a few years back when it came exclusively to Steam. But now, thanks to the mad folks at Nicalis, The Legend of Bum-Bo is coming someplace even more fancy. Specifically, it’s coming to Nintendo Switch, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S on June 29th.
For those of you unfamiliar with the game, here’s the premise in a nutshell:
With elements of the puzzle, deckbuilding and roguelike game genres, The Legend of Bum-bo is framed by the story of Bum-bo, a mushmouthed vagrant who loses his precious coin to an unknown thief. To advance through a series of underground rooms and retrieve his treasure, Bum-bo must defeat enemies and bosses in turn-based tile-matching combat, all the while discovering special spells and trinkets that increase his chances of success.
Much like the game that spawned it, The Legend of Bum-Bo is twisted, funny and more than a little gross. But not so much that it’s truly offensive. It’s a lot of insane fun, and I’m quite happy to hear it’s finally coming to consoles. Be sure and check the game out later this month, and stay tuned to HPP for more great game news from the folks at Nicalis.