The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is Coming Out of the Basement and Into Xbox One, Wii U, and New Nintendo 3DS in May [UPDATE]

on April 1, 2015 11:17 AM

[UPDATE: 4/2/15, 11:24am ET] – In case there was any doubt due to the announcement coming on April Fools’ Day, developers Edmund McMillen and Tyrone Rodriguez officially confirmed through Twitter that The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be releasing for Xbox One, Wii U, and New Nintendo 3DS this spring, with the game unaltered and uncensored on all platforms.

Released last year as an update for the well-received original, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth brought its own unique brand of roguelike-adventuring to PC and the PlayStation consoles late last year, and now several more consoles will experience its disturbing yet sad tale next month.

In a press release and a post by The Binding of Isaac developer Edmund McMillan, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be releasing for Xbox One, Wii U, and the New Nintendo 3DS sometime in May 2015.

With its hilariously-bizarre press release that talks of sphincters and “moist nuggets of goodness,” The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be dropping on the three previously-mentioned consoles sometime next month – following rumors of the game having difficulty appearing on Nintendo’s consoles due to its graphic content and religious themes, it does appear that the game will finally be making its appearance on both consoles.

However, the press release specifically details that Rebirth will only be playable on the New Nintendo 3DS, and will not be compatible with either the Nintendo 2DS or previous iterations of the 3DS console.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is currently available on PS4, PS Vita, PC, Mac, and Linux – a release for Xbox One, Wii U, and 3DS is expected sometime in May 2015, but in the meantime, you can check out the hilarious (yet disturbing) info on the game’s release below:


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