When The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth 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 today that the tear firing roguelike will be coming to all three platforms, just not with any of the April Fools edits. 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 being the other.
so for those that only read headlines, binding of isaac rebirth is FOR SURE coming to WiiU, new 3DS & Xbox1 soonish! https://t.co/NG2zNOdkkSApril 2, 2015
Also worth noting is that The Binding Of Isaac has not previously been allowed on Nintendo platforms 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.