The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ to be a launch title for Nintendo Switch


The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will be joining the likes of Zelda to become a launch title for Nintendo’s upcoming mobile-home hybrid console, Switch.

We’ve already reported on the state of indies on the Nintendo Switch, but there was a notable absence of indie launch titles for the system. That appears to have been remedied in sacrilegious fashion by Edmund McMillen’s The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (or Afterbirth †, as the game’s wiki insists).

Afterbirth+ was released for PC on the 3rd of this month, with releases for Xbox One and PS4 expected soon. It is an expansion that requires both the base game, Binding of Isaac: Rebirth and it’s first expansion, Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth. On Switch, Afterbirth+ will be available as a single, standalone package including previous content.

Despite Nintendo’s colourful past when it comes to censoring religious imagery, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth saw a proper, uncensored release on Nintendo Wii U and the New Nintendo 3DS back in 2015.

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ on Nintendo Switch

The game will be available digitally worldwide, but will only see a retail release in North America, where the game is priced $40 on both fronts. Developer Nicalis is interested in a retail release in Europe as well, but you’re presumably going to have to put in some work for that:

Gamespot quotes Nicalis founder Tyrone Rodriguez as saying that the first few thousand copies of the game might include something special, so there’s a pretty good incentive to get going. If you’d like to pre-order the game already, it’s up on Amazon and GameStop.

The Binding of Isaac has you playing as Isaac, a boy stripped and locked in a room by his religious mother, who is preparing to sacrifice him. Isaac decides to escape, and traverses a roguelike dungeon while fighting monstrously repulsive enemies with nothing but his tears. While the base game comes highly recommended, the Afterbirth+ expansion has seen Mixed reviews since its release on Steam.

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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