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The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth coming to New 3DS, Wii U and Xbox One

When The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth (opens in new tab) developer Edmund McMillan announced yesterday that Isaac would be arriving on New 3DS, Wii U and Xbox One, we took it with a large handful of salt. Given the day - and the fact that his blog said that all references to God had been swapped out for a less offensive ‘Dog’ - McMillan just didn’t seem terribly trustworthy.

However McMillan confirmed via Twitter (opens in new tab) today that the tear firing roguelike will be coming to all three platforms, just not with any of the April Fools edits (opens in new tab). Interestingly, the fact that Isaac requires the New 3DS and not just the standard version makes this only the second game to require the console; Xenoblade Chronicles (opens in new tab) being the other.

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Also worth noting is that The Binding Of Isaac has not previously been allowed on Nintendo platforms (opens in new tab) due to ‘questionable religious content.’ Nintendo has clearly done a U-turn on Isaac’s controversial nature. What with all the faeces in Isaac, there's a U-bend joke to be made here somewhere but I'm just not doing it.

An upgraded remake of the 2011 original, The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth is currently on PC, PS4 and Vita and you can see it being played on the New 3DS above. Taking advantage of the double screen set up, Isaac's map and items are all helpfully displayed on the lower display, leaving the top for all important boss battling.

For those who haven’t lost themselves in the Basement yet, your doom will arrive ‘soonish’ according to McMillan. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.