The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Requiem

Created by Edmund McMillen

Update: Preorders open again until March 31 or until we sell out again -- whichever comes first! After selling out on our initial preorders, we've since secured another small print run of Four Souls Requiem. Only pre-ordered copies of the game come with an exclusive 10th Anniversary Isaac card. Pre-order the retail version of The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Requiem and the add-ons from the original Kickstarter campaign. All orders placed now will ship in Fall 2022. Please note that we are still finalizing the design of some of our products and there may be subtle differences between the items shown here and the final products. Credit card charges will appear as: Maestro Media

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Day 2: Stretch Goals, BGG, Livestreams, Communication
about 1 year ago – Sat, Jun 05, 2021 at 01:53:12 AM

Our Friends,

You all are KILLING it! Here’s a look at the Stretch Goal Alt Cards that were unlocked today:

Stretch Goals

Backer Goals - Today we added 5,783 backers and unlocked 5 more Alternate Art Cards! For those of you asking, these are in addition to the cards that are included in the game already.

 Financial Goals - Y'all have busted through two more Stretch Goal unlocks today, soaring closer the the next Stretch Goal at $4MM. You've unlocked 5 Temporary Tattoos and the Samuele Gabbanini Coloring Page. Keep up the amazing work! There's more on how you can help keep the unlocks rolling below. 


We also wanted to talk about Board Game Geek again, with your help The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls has shot up to NUMBER 18 on The Hotness List! That is amazing, please help us out by clicking HERE and interacting with the page by clicking the Fan heart or leaving a rating.

You can also help get The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Requiem onto that Hotness list by clicking HERE and interacting with the page by clicking the Fan heart, adding pictures, or posting in the forum.


Edmund continues his livestreams, one is live in less than an hour at 22:00 PST HERE. He’ll be doing these livestreams throughout the Kickstarter, so make sure to check his Twitter for announcements. It’s a great way to get some insight into the campaign, hear about the upcoming stretch goals and social goals, and chat with the creator. You can also join the conversation happening on Twitter and Instagram:

Edmund’s Twitter

Maestro’s Twitter

Maestro’s Instagram


We have received over 1000 DMs, we're slowly getting to all of those. The best way to get quick answers and to benefit all backers is to post in the Comments section as opposed to DM. This is also where you should post your love for Edmund and his games to ensure that he sees it!

Get your creative juices flowing, and go create something amazing on those social unlocks mentioned in updates Three and Four (so far).

~The Requiem Team

More Social Goals and Warp Zones
about 1 year ago – Sat, Jun 05, 2021 at 01:53:06 AM

Well look at you friends,

You’re crushing Social Goals left and right! Forgive us while we scramble to think of even more. We only made 10 thinking to ourselves, "There’s no way they’ll be able to accomplish all of these. It’ll take 2-3 days per set for sure!" Well, you continue to blow us away with your passion. You blew through EIGHT Stretch goals. Then you said “Hold my beer (or soda),” and knocked out TWO Social Goal sets. 

We’re onto the third set of goals - THE MAUSOLEUM! You can participate on Twitter by tagging @EdmundMcMillen and @TheMaestroTeam.

  Here’s a recap of what you’ve unlocked:

 You unlocked Ash, Ball of Tumors, Chunk of Amber, and Brea in Distress last time. Read about it in UPDATE #3.

The second set of Warp Zone cards are from the Spelunky Universe from Derek Yu.

Guy Spelunky and his Eternal item Spelunking Pack are all about making money, killing monsters, and messing with the shop!

The Shop Keeper is a beefy enemy who is hard to hit. He lets you steal from the shop, but be careful. If he catches you… you’re pretty much doomed.

Finally, the Golden Idol. This item is pulled from the Monster Deck and becomes eternal to the player who revealed it. While it’s a financial windfall, it also makes the player who holds it vulnerable to attack from every other player. When the player holding the Golden Idol dies, it passes to the player who did the defeating. AND IT NEVER GOES AWAY.

Day two still has just under 10 hours to go. Let's get to the next Stretch goal, and GET THROUGH THE MAUSOLEUM! We can’t wait to show off the next Warp Zone!

You can help us out right now by talking about Requiem on social media, on, in your local retailers, shouting it from the rooftops, screaming to your neighbor about it through the wall.

Thank you for your support!

~The Requiem Team

We Surpassed the First Kickstarter! And Social Goals
about 1 year ago – Sat, Jun 05, 2021 at 01:53:01 AM

Umm... we just surpassed the BOI: Four Souls Kickstarter… in 17 hours and unlocked all-new Isaac tattoos which we are busy designing right now. :)

We’re all delirious from lack of sleep. We had to call some people to confirm we weren’t dreaming. We’ve been saying it all day, but thank you. It’s incredible to behold the enthusiasm and the community support.

Speaking of community support, Edmund announced the first social goals on Twitter today and you’ve already blown through the first group:

We’re onto the second set of goals, THE MINES! You can participate on Twitter by tagging @edmundmcmillen and @themaestroteam 

By defeating Downpour, you’ve unlocked your first set of Warp Zones. 

You’ll know Ash from The End is Nigh! His Eternal Item has some fun new features. Leveling abilities: can level up, level down, or both. To level up means to put a level counter on the object that is leveling up. I bet those tears y’all unlocked would work great. To level down means to remove a level counter from the object if you’re able to.

You’ll also have noticed the Chunk of Amber from Gish! This lil fella from the Loot Deck can get you anywhere from 2-12 coins!

And finally we have Brea in Distress also from Gish! That’s 2 from End is Nigh! & 2 from Gish! for those keeping score. This is an Event Card in the Monster Deck. When spawned, it makes you roll in an attempt to save her. If she lives, she becomes a trinket that raises your HP!

Hustle through THE MINES! We want to see what Edmund has in store for the next Warp Zone!

Edmund will be live streaming here at 10pm tonight PST to answer any Kickstarter questions and celebrate an incredible first day! Please join us.

~The Requiem Team

Thank You! Unlocks, BGG, FAQ and more!
about 1 year ago – Sat, Jun 05, 2021 at 01:52:56 AM

Our Friends,

Thank you! We are overwhelmed by your support. 12 hours in and we’re already at over 19 thousand backers! You are bringing this game to life and making it better and better. This game WOULD NOT happen without you. It’s truly astounding.

In less than a day you’ve already smashed some pretty serious Stretch Goals!

And we’re just warming up… :)

Here is the list of current Stretch Goals:

1.  $100K: stickers added to Big Boi Box - DONE

2.  $300K: nickels - DONE

3.  $500K: tainted coins - DONE

4.  $700K: card dividers - DONE

5.  $1M: tear tokens - DONE

6.  $1.5M: coloring book page - DONE

7.  $2M: dice upgrade - DONE

8.  $2.65M: tattoos

9.  $3.5M: coloring book page 2

10.  $4M: random pin

11.  $5M: blank cards

12.  $6.66M: +5 tear tokens, +5 heart tokens +20 new cards!

Edmund is doing a livestream at 1pm PST today. He’ll be explaining the social goals and Warp Zone cards. Here is the first social goal challenge: DOWNPOUR

You can join the stream here: 

What Else You Can Expect:

Over the next few days we’ll reveal more stretch goals and crazy social goals. We’ll be announcing these here and also on our social media, so make sure you join the conversation there! We had a blast over the past 31 days of May, and June is going to be one giant party! There’s still so much more we haven’t revealed yet…

Edmund’s Twitter

Maestro’s Twitter

Maestro’s Instagram

Edmund’s been spoiling unlocked Alt Art Cards all morning! There is a new Alt Art Card unlocked for every 1000 backers! Here’s 5:

BoardGameGeek is THE website for any and all tabletop games. We have a unique opportunity to really help get the buzz going for Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Requiem over the next 30 days. If you search Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Requiem, or just click HERE, it helps drive the game up the HOTNESS chart, which in turn means more backers and even more Stretch Goals. It would be amazing if our fans helped get us in the Top 10 on the HOTNESS. We know it sounds cliché to say it’s been a dream of ours, but… it’s been a dream of ours. If you also click that heart button in the header to become a fan, it helps even more.


Please check the FAQs section of the Kickstarter page. It will have answers to a lot of the questions being asked in the comments section. We will keep adding to it as we see more questions.


The add-on section is near the bottom of the page. You can add money for the add-ons in Kickstarter as “bonus money.” By doing it in Kickstarter, you help propel the Kickstarter closer to the Stretch Goals, which helps everyone! The add-ons will also be available in the BackerKit pledge manager which launches after the Kickstarter campaign ends.

T-Shirt Sizes

We currently had planned to provide shirts in sizes XS-3XL (US sizes), but we’re emailing the shirt guy now after seeing comments in the Kickstarter to see if 4XL is also an option.

We have also heard your concerns related to shipping and VAT, particularly for the EU. Our shipping estimates are provided to us by our numerous fulfillment hubs across the world. We do not make money on the shipping costs and are committed to being transparent so there are no surprises in Backerkit. In compliance with current EU and UK laws, VAT must be charged after the campaign closes, so we have estimated these costs by country as best as possible based on the total price of the order. European countries outside of the EU will not be charged VAT. We have done everything possible to keep these extra costs low, and again want to make sure there are no surprises.

~ The Requiem Team

We're Just Getting Started!
about 1 year ago – Sat, Jun 05, 2021 at 01:52:49 AM

Our Friends,

Wow, thank you! It’s hard to believe, it’s difficult to process, we funded in just 3 minutes and hit $1,000,000 in under 90 minutes. There are literally no words, but I’m going to try. We are completely honored and humbled by the amazing support backers from literally all over the world have shown us. We called, you answered and all we can say is THANK YOU!

There is so much to talk about: the stretch goals, the Alt Card unlocks, the social goals, but right now we just want to celebrate you and answer a few of your most asked questions.

I can’t see any Add-ons.

The add-on section is near the bottom of the page. You can add money for the add-ons in Kickstarter as “bonus money.” By doing it in the Kickstarter you help propel the Kickstarter closer to the Stretch Goals, which helps everyone! The add-ons will also be available in the BackerKit pledge manager which launches after the Kickstarter campaign ends.

I Precommited, how do I know if I got the Bonus Cards?

You’ll see those cards in the Backerkit once the Kickstarter is over.

I want to buy several tiers, how can I do that?

Kickstarter will only allow one level pledge per account but you can add most of the items as add-ons by adding money to your pledge. You can see the available add-ons near the bottom of our campaign.

What is the difference between the 1st and 2nd edition Base Game (aka the First Kickstarter and this one)?

The Second Edition includes all new backgrounds, some rebalanced cards (these are also available as the rebalance pack at some levels) and the cards will all have a consistent coloring, thickness, and finish.

For EU Backers is VAT included in the shipping cost?

VAT is not included in the shipping cost. Shipping and VAT will be charged in BackerKit.

I backed The Mega Tier for $800, but I'm being told it doesn't exist, what do I do?

If you backed THE MEGA TIER, please go to Manage My Tier and then Edit Reward. Please select the new $800 tier called "Everything But The Sketch." The original Mega Tier should not have included the sketch and Edmund is not able to draw that many sketches. We apologize for the confusion and thank you for understanding. As a thank you and apology, we'll have some bonuses for you added to the tier. If you need any further assistance or only backed this tier because of the sketch please reach out to and we'll help you through those individual issues.

Until next time, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, the first few hours has been amazing!

~The Requiem Team