The Binding of Issac: Rebirth coming to PS3, PS Vita, PC
posted on 11.29.12 at 04:36 PM EDT by (@salromano)
16-bit Wrath of the Lamb remake due next year.

The Binding of Issac creator Edmund McMillen has confirmed he’s bringing The Binding of Issac: Rebirth, a “totally remade” 16-bit game based on the flash version of The Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb, to PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PC (Steam) through a partnership with Cave Story and VVVVVV studio Nicalis, who are developing the title.

The “remake” will include all of the content featured in Wrath of Lamb, two new playable characters, more items, rooms, enemies, and bosses, an additional “over the top” and “Wrath-sized expansion,” and a new final chapter and ending. The goal, according to McMillen, is to make the game not only worth replaying, but also make it very “fresh and new.” It will also feature “secret” content removed from the flash version due to technical limitations.

Rebirth will allow local two-player co-op, but not online co-op, as it will “just extend the release by another forever.”

Edmund McMillen will act as the game’s lead designer. He chose to take the 16-bit route because he thinks the art is “tired” and he is “sick of looking at it.” Danny B. will produce new music for the game, as well as “spicy remixes” of old tracks.

The Binding of Issac: Rebirth will go into full production in January 2013. Development is scheduled to wrap up by the year’s end. As far as Xbox 360 an Wii U go, Nicalis are in talks with both Microsoft and Nintendo about bringing the game to their platforms, but nothing’s been announced. An iOS version is also planned, “if it’s not garbage.”

  • bradoo

    I heard about that guy.

  • xMCXx

    Fuck……….yeah.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Awesome

  • almostautumn

    Article from February this year about when McMillen went to Nintendo about bringing this to 3DS; Nintendo said No, because of its controversial situation (the biblical proponent— which is hardly present at all).
    http://www.destructoid.com/nintendo-won-t-allow-binding-of-isaac-on-the-3ds-eshop-222917.phtml

    This is what made me bail on 3DS; 2012, and NoA are still trying to force the “family” aesthetic? My goodness; parents shouldn’t give their children their credit cards if they want to monitor what they’re (freely) purchasing/interacting with. Censoring games is not the answer, for anybody, and it’s absolutely ridiculous that Nintendo still hasn’t overcome this absurd notion. They make money, and they’re a home name, but how far have they alienated themselves from gamers already? I love how they’re publicizing the hell out of CoD and Darksiders 2 on Wii U, how they’re “back to core gamers,”, when they’re still pulling this sh!t on a regular basis.

  • KurisuMakise

    Thanks for coming through, will check out on Vita when the time comes.