Nintendo Reject ‘The Binding Of Isaac’ 3DS Release

Not one to take a stance on affairs of a politically charged nature in fear of offending or otherwise upsetting their customer base, Nintendo has rejected the 3DS port of popular roguelike The Binding Of Isaac due to its “questionable religious content”.


The news was delivered by the game’s co-creator Edmund McMillen on Twitter, as is often the case. Back in December, McMillen revealed that a publisher had gone to Nintendo about a 3DS release of the game, to which they were debating. Yesterday the news was delivered unto McMillen, as he tweeted:


“Attention: After a long internal debate Nintendo has decided NOT to allow the Binding of Isaac on the 3ds. :(”


He also added to this with his next tweet, the reasoning behind it – as we may have guessed of Nintendo:


“As many assumed the reasons were due to the games “questionable religious content”. Thank GOD Steam exists!”


The news led to McMillen then praising Steam as the top digital distribution platform as it allows indie developers and their games a public space while “not requiring ESRB or censoring its published games.”


McMillen previously mentioned that a PS Vita port was a possibility for The Binding of Isaac, so it will be interesting to see if Sony step up to the plate in light of this rejection from Nintendo.

Valuing gameplay and innovation over everything, Chris has a keen eye for the most obscure titles unknown to man and gets a buzz from finding fantastic games that are not getting enough love. Chris Priestman, Editor-in-Chief of IGM

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