The Best Version Of The Binding Of Isaac Coming To Consoles

Edmund McMillen's The Binding of Isaac gave players a horrific, addictive rougelike experience when it came out last year. After a planned 3DS release was scuttled, the only place to play the super-tough dungeon crawler has been on PC platforms. But Isaac is being reborn for consoles, with a new edition that packs even more stuff into an already burly game.

Detailed in a blog post by McMillen, Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be produced by Nicalis, the studio that ported indie hit VVVVVV to the 3DS. Lots of changes will be coming to Rebirth, including new content cut from the Flash version and local two-player co-op. McMillen also says that the art style and other elements will be changing:

-Nicalis is working on the port for Ps3/Vita and PC (steam) and is also currently talking to MS and Nintendo about releasing on their platforms. we are also looking into an iOS version if its not garbage.

-The game will go into full time development the 1st of the year and is set to be finished by the end of the year (but we know how this stuff goes)

-The game will be getting a full 16bit make over, im doing this because i think the art is tired and im sick of looking at it. i think a fresh coat of paint is needed and i think its kinda appropriate/funny to do a damake for the remake.

As mentioned above, there's no timeframe for the release of Binding of Isaac: Rebirth but with all the work that appears to be going into it, this might be the best version of an already good game.


    Evan, any news of the update coming to pc? I'd really be disapointed if I have to re-buy it on console for the extra content since its such a good game

      They already state that its coming to Steam. Unlikely they'll make it a new purchase.

        -We will try to do a loyalty pre-order discount to anyone who owns the game on pc.
        Given what they're describing, and the above quote, it's unlikely that this will replace the old one.

        Last edited 30/11/12 4:00 pm

    Been playing the crap out of this game ever since I got it, such a good title. I'm a little but disappointed that the art style is changing, but this sounds like it'll be great.

    Last edited 30/11/12 3:27 pm

    I'd doubt they'd update the current PC version; and I wouldn't want them to. I'd be much happier with both. I don't mind buying the game again either, having paid less than $5 for the original and the expansion. I've had more fun with Isaac than many AAA titles.

    Please don't make it 16 bit :l I'm so sick of every indie title being in 16 bit style. I think the art style in this and SMB are really good.

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