Nintendo Turns Down Binding of Isaac on Religious Grounds
Team Meat has no luck when it comes to getting their games on Nintendo consoles. First, Super Meat Boy couldn’t meet WiiWare’s space limitations, and now Nintendo has refused to release their latest project on 3DS.
Edmund McMillen, the main developer of The Binding of Isaac, took to Twitter to explain the situation. Nintendo cited the game’s “questionable religious content” as the driving force for the reason it isn’t being allowed on eShop. The content in question is in regard to the game’s plot, which involves the main character, Isaac, fleeing from his mother after she is told by God to sacrifice Isaac. The game itself is a retro styled action-adventure title that draws inspiration from old school Zelda games and dungeon crawlers.
McMillen later followed the news up with reassurances that he wasn’t taking the decision personally, “We are not at all on bad terms with Nintendo. its their platform their rules, this wont effect any future games with them!” (sic)
Revelations‘ Success on 3DS Could Lead to More RE on 3DS
Resident Evil: Revelations has been met both in Japan and abroad with great ratings strong sales and this has made the game’s producer, Masachika Kawata, quite excited.
“The incredibly positive fan reaction to Revelations has definitely given me motivation to make another 3DS RE title,” Kawata said. “I have some ideas in mind. However, I have a lot of other projects that need to be taken care of first.”
Kawata then went on to say that the level of support the game has received might make him reconsider those other projects. He also mentions how the amount of praise given to Revelations refocusing more on the horror aspects of the franchise shows there is a very strong interest in this direction and it could shape development of future Resident Evil projects.
Japan Gets New 3DS Color and a Bundle of Bundles
Starting on March 22, Japanese gamers will be able to get their hands on a Cobalt Blue 3DS, which is darker, less metallic shade than the already available Aqua Blue. One of several newly announced bundles will be including this color. Fire Emblem: Awakening will launch in Japan on April 19 and it will also be included in a bundle with a Cobalt Blue 3DS (topped with sword and dragon graphics) as well as a 1000 Fire Emblem point card, which can be used to purchase DLC.
Two other sets of bundles were announced as well. March 17 will see the release of two Monster Hunter 3G bundles, one with a black 3DS the other with red. They will be followed up a week later by two Super Mario 3D Land bundles, featuring either a pink or white 3DS and an SD card preloaded with the original Super Mario Bros.
No word was given as to whether or not the special Fire Emblem 3DS would see a release outside of Japan like the special Ocarina of Time model last year.