The Binding of Isaac Rebirth, Coming to Game Consoles

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It was reported that game designer Ed McMillen are teaming up with Nicalis to remake The Binding of Isaac. Dubbed as The Binding of Isaac Rebirth, the game will feature 16-bit graphics, local co-op, new items and enemies, as well as a second expansion that won’t be released for the title’s flash version.

On the other hand, no words were given as to what platforms the upcoming game will land on. There were speculations that The Binding of Isaac Rebirth is likely to become available on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and Nintendo eShop. As stated by McMillen:

Both Microsoft and Sony feel like it would be a perfect fit for their digital platforms. I have a feeling the new look might soften up a few people at Nintendo for a possible Wii U/3DS eShop release.

In addition, it was confirmed that the redesigned game is set to be released next year. According to McMillen, the purpose of remaking the game is to take it out of flash, as well as use a new engine to limit its bugs.

More About The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac has sold one million units on PC and Mac during its first year on Steam. About one-fourth of those who purchased the title paid for the Wrath of the Lamb, it appears that the interest on the expansion is increasing.

Released through Steam on May 28 this year, the Wrath of the Lamb adds 70 percent content to the original game. It also contains over 10 bosses, 100 items, 40 unlocks, a new final ending and many more.

Designed as a top-down 2D action-adventure game, The Binding of Isaac lets players control Isaac or one of the six unlockable characters while exploring the main protagonist’s room basement.

The game’s mechanics and presentation has a similarity to the dungeons of The Legend of Zelda, while it has procedurally-generated levels that are akin to Roguelike. The player will have to fight various monsters on each floor on the basement, and a boss that he needs to defeat, before he can continue onto the next room.

Along the way, Isaac can collect money to buy equipments from shopkeepers, keys that can unlock treasure rooms, as well as new weapons and power-ups.

The Binding of Isaac has a plot inspired by the biblical story of the same name, wherein Isaac’s mother hears “a voice from above” that asks her to sacrifice her child.

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