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All Articles: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
The Switch’s lineup of games continues to grow with five new releases as part of today’s Nintendo Download.
First up, we’ve got Binding of Isaac Aftermath+, an action-packed dungeon-crawler from Nicalis and Edmund McMillen. The procedurally-generated roguelike includes “more than 11,000 unique room configurations” and “a nearly endless variety of enemies, items, challenges, and secrets.”
Also available to download this week is a trio of Wii and Wii U re-releases from Tomorrow Corporation. Switch owners will be able to pick up physics-based puzzler World of Goo, fireplace adventure Little Inferno, or “puzzle game for nerds” Human Resource Machine. And speaking of re-releases, SNK and Hamster Corporation will bring The King of Fighters ’94, the first game in the King of Fighters franchise, to the Switch.
Nintendo will also add Picross 3D, which was originally released for the DS in 2010, to the Wii U eShop.
You can learn more about all of these games (and a few other new releases) after the break. (more…)
Here’s what your local game retailer will be stocking their shelves with this week…
After making its North American debut on the Vita in 2014, NIS America will bring the Danganronpa franchise to the PS4 for the first time this week thanks to Danganronpa 1-2 Reload. The package will include the first two games in the series (Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair), and fans both new and old will get to experience the murderous machinations of Monokuma, the evil robotic bear at the center of the story.
If a murderous robotic bear isn’t bizarre enough for you, Nicalis will also launch The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ for the Nintendo Switch this week. Developed by Edmund McMillen, one of the co-creators of Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is a procedurally-generated shooter (with RPG elements) that forces Isaac to fight back against the monsters in his basement.
Finally this week, Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studio will bring Styx: Shards of Darkness to the PS4 and Xbox One. The medieval stealth sequel asks Styx to infiltrate the city of Korrangar to steal a scepter of “immense and indomitable power.”
That’s all for now, but we’ll be back later this week with an expanded look at the latest additions to the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop.
After strongly hinting at a Switch release for The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ last week, Nicalis CEO Tyrone Rodriguez has seemingly confirmed the port through Twitter.
In a series of tweets (embedded on the right), Rodriguez used the first word in each tweet to deliver a coded message to fans:
“The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ coming to Switch in Spring 2017”
It’s certainly possible that Rodriguez’s choice of words are a complete coincidence and The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ isn’t in development for the Switch. But I think it’s much more likely that the roguelike will appear on the Switch shortly after the console’s launch in March 2017.
Developer Edmund McMillen is currently putting the finishing touches on a massive expansion to The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, his roguelike shooter, and it should be available for the PC by the end of the year.
A few days ago, Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis updated fans on the development process behind the Afterbirth+ expansion, and confirmed it’s also coming to consoles via the game’s official website:
Expect Afterbirth+ on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and one more console. Sorry no PS Vita or Wii U versions. Date? Spring 2017–we’re already working on the console versions. – Mod support? We’re still investigating a good method to deliver mods. It WILL NOT have built-in mod support as the tools we’ve created have some very specific requirements
Interesting… The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will be released for the PS4, Xbox One, and “one more console” that isn’t the PS Vita or the Wii U. While Rodriguez’s statement doesn’t rule out a release on the New 3DS, it seems much more likely that he’s referring to an upcoming appearance on the Nintendo Switch for Isaac.
I guess we’ll all find out for sure in Spring 2017.
We’ve got two new additions to the Xbox Games Store today, both for the Xbox One.
First up is The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, which publisher Nicalis describes as “a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements.” I guess the basement of monstrous demons that Isaac has to battle against was just too mundane to mention.
Also available this week is Q.U.B.E.: Director’s Cut ($9.99), a first-person puzzler where players manipulate the world around them to destroy a spaceship before it collides with Earth.
More information on both of these games can be found after the break. (more…)
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, and its basement-ful of monstrous monsters, comes to the 3DS and Wii U as part of this week’s Nintendo Download. It’s joined by a variety of other titles, such as…
- 3D Streets of Rage 2 (3DS), a portable remake of one of the best beat ’em ups from the Genesis era.
- Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria (3DS, Wii U), a retro-styled RPG that features “warriors, princesess, pirates, zombies, and crazy old woodsmen.”
- Legend of Kay Anniversary (Wii U) will be available on July 28 and is a brand new remake of everyone’s favorite PS2 game to star a karate cat.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)
Nicalis has announced (via Twitter) that The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be released for the 3DS, Wii U, and Xbox One on July 23…
It's official, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth comes to Xbox One, Wii U and new 3DS in North America July 23rd! pic.twitter.com/zAZ4PKcAHY
— Nicalis, Inc. (@nicalis) July 7, 2015
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was originally released for the PC, PS4, and Vita on November 4, 2014. It was developed by Edmund McMillen, one half of Team Meat and the co-creator of Super Meat Boy.
I hate April Fool’s Day… I have no idea if this is real or just a joke. Nicalis sent out an absolutely deranged “press release” this morning, that quite honestly, scares me a little. According to the handwritten note (which is overly concerned with clenched anuses), the developer will bring The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth to the New 3DS XL (not the original 3DS or the 2DS), Wii U, and Xbox One in May. but I suppose that doesn’t mean it can’t be real.
For a while now, it was assumed that Nintendo’s content restrictions would prevent The Binding of Isaac from ever launching on the 3DS or Wii U. However, a post on the official Binding of Isaac blog from creator Edmund McMillen lists a number of increasingly absurd required to make it acceptable to Nintendo’s Standards and Practices department.
Is that part of the announcement a joke and the game really is coming to the New 3DS XL, Wii U, and Xbox One in May? Or is the whole thing just a big gag? I don’t know? Do you?
I repeat, I hate April Fool’s Day.
UPDATE: It’s no joke! Creator Edmund McMillen has confirmed (via Twitter) that The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is indeed coming to the New 3DS XL, Wii U, and Xbox One “soonish.” A spokesman from Nicalis added (also via Twitter) that the game will be uncensored on all platforms, contrary to the claims made in McMillen’s April Fool’s Day post.