The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Is Coming “Very Soon” to iOS; Console Versions Will Follow PC Release [UPDATED]

on October 26, 2016 1:38 PM

Developer Nicalis announced this week that The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will be available for iOS “very soon”; the game has already been approved by Apple, and Nicalis is working on adding more features.

The app will be universal, meaning if one were to buy it for iPhone, he or she will get the iPad version free — and “eventually” the Apple TV version, but Nicalis doesn’t have any sort of release window for that iteration yet. All versions will support saves to iCloud to play the game across devices. They will also support Bluetooth controllers.

An iOS version of the game was initially rejected by Apple earlier this year due to its religious themes and depiction of child abuse.

Nicalis is still planning to follow up the PC version with iterations for the PS4 and Xbox One. A statement by studio founder Tyrone Rodriguez said the wait will be “less than it was with Afterbirth, but will not be simultaneous with PC.”

As for the Vita version, well, Nicalis said it’s a “very low priority.”

“The optimization involved for acceptable performance is a big deal. The little Vita doesn’t like crazy weapon combos.”

More announcements were teased, but for now the developer remains quiet. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, which is a definitive version of the game with additional items, enemies and bosses, is expected to launch this year.

Update: Afterbirth+ will have new content. The article has been changed to clear that up.

Manny has been covering video games for more than three years. It's just about all he's good at. That and, well, playing them. He received his B.A. in multimedia and magazine journalism in 2016.