Nicalis Still Pressuring Nintendo to Publish The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Hopefully the second time’s the charm for this dark indie game.

By Jake Shapiro. Posted 03/13/2014 12:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

Back when The Binding of Isaac was released in 2012, there was huge controversy around Nintendo’s rejecting the game. The game deals with abortion, suicide, and the negative effects of religion, a potent cocktail of mature subjects the Big N didn’t want to touch with a ten-foot pole.

The original Binding of Isaac was made by a two-person team led by Edmund McMillen, creator of Super Meat Boy. Now Isaac is being remade as The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth by publisher Nicalis, notable for releasing indie hits like Cave Story and VVVVVV on Nintendo platforms. The game is planned to hit Sony platforms and Steam this year, and despite its negative experience with Nintendo before, Nicalis is still eager to put the game on 3DS and Wii U. Nicalis head Tyrone Rodriguez tweeted this last Saturday:


Hopefully Nicalis has more luck with Nintendo’s eShop than McMillen had, since Nicalis provides hands-down Nintendo’s best third-party support for indie games right now. Wii U and 3DS could definitely use a game like The Binding of Isaac. And I’m not sure why Nintendo still has a hang-up about these issues when I just finished playing the Wii U Virtual Console version of EarthBound, a game that’s basically about abortion.

Source: Twitter

One Response to “Nicalis Still Pressuring Nintendo to Publish The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

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    ejamer says...

    I’m still not a fan of the game, but certainly hope that it does get published on 3DS. That would be a fantastic add to the eShop (regardless of my personal interest) and it looks like the game is already running on the system – there was another screenshot posted somewhere, although maybe that was just a mock-up.

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