Edmund McMillen: 3DS Binding of Isaac Still Possible

by Clay Johnson - July 13, 2014, 9:18 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Edmund McMillen (Tumblr)

The designer of indie darlings Isaac and Super Meat Boy keeps hope alive.

Binding of Isaac is still not ruled out for a 3DS release in some form, according to a Tumblr post from the game’s designer, Edmund McMillen.

McMillen, also known for his work on Super Meat Boy and prominent role in Indie Game: The Movie, responded to a fan’s question of whether a 3DS version of Isaac had “definitively fallen off the monkey train of possibility” with a simple “no.” McMillen is currently working with Nicalis on a remake of the game titled Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, which features revamped 16-bit style graphics and greatly expanded content while retaining the Zelda-inspired, roguelike gameplay of the original.

McMillen made his desire for a 3DS version of the original Isaac clear in the past. However, back in 2012 reports surfaced that Nintendo had blocked the game from the platform due to “questionable religious content.” Currently, an entry from the FAQ section of the Rebirth official site states, “We want to release on 3DS, and will if given the option. Isaac currently goes against Nintendo’s publishing rules due to its religious aspects... but stuff might change, you never know.”

For now, the remake is on track for a release sometime this year on Steam, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.

Talkback

Leo13July 14, 2014

I know a lot of people here will disagree with me and that's fine, but I like and appreciate that Nintendo has chosen that they don't want this type of game on their system.

thormjolnirsJuly 14, 2014

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I like and appreciate that Nintendo has chosen that they don't want this type of game on their system.

So you like it that Nintendo remains to be close-minded and out of touch with their fans, unlike Sony? You like it that there's less mature games to prevent an audience from enjoying them?

Leo13July 14, 2014

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I like and appreciate that Nintendo has chosen that they don't want this type of game on their system.

So you like it that Nintendo remains to be close-minded and out of touch with their fans, unlike Sony? You like it that there's less mature games to prevent an audience from enjoying them?

The reason said I knew people would disagree with me is because I fully understand your argument. In the end I'm one of those guys that plays video games with my young kids. Nintendo had set themselves up as the more family friendly video game option and this decision they've made on this specific game solidifies to me that at least to some degree they want to stay that way. I appreciate it.

I fully understand where you are coming from, but in the end I prefer it the way it is.

thormjolnirsJuly 14, 2014

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Nintendo had set themselves up as the more family friendly video game option

So how do you explain the presence of multiple Resident Evil titles on the system? Shin Megami Tensei?

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in the end I prefer it the way it is.

You prefer nobody having a choice instead of you simply not having to buy it?

Leo13July 14, 2014

That's the reason I said more Family friendly. I was trying to imply even though they allow some things on they seem to block the most offensive stuff and yes to me this game is more offensive than resident evil or shin magami tension.

To your other point. I'm not to concerned about choice as is because I don't know a single person that doesn't have a PC in their home and the developers can always release these games on PC. In fact with this game they did.

thormjolnirsJuly 14, 2014

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To your other point. I'm not to concerned about choice as is because I don't know a single person that doesn't have a PC in their home and the developers can always release these games on PC. In fact with this game they did.

But it's not a PC-only release. These developers are interested in bringing the game out to as many people as possible and they're being exceptionally generous about it with a Steam pre-order loyalty discount and placed into the PlayStation Plus IGC at release.

As Nicalis and Edmund McMillen have said they would put the game on 3DS first chance they get, your comment comes off as incredibly rude.

Leo13July 14, 2014

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To your other point. I'm not to concerned about choice as is because I don't know a single person that doesn't have a PC in their home and the developers can always release these games on PC. In fact with this game they did.

But it's not a PC-only release. These developers are interested in bringing the game out to as many people as possible and they're being exceptionally generous about it with a Steam pre-order loyalty discount and placed into the PlayStation Plus IGC at release.

As Nicalis and Edmund McMillen have said they would put the game on 3DS first chance they get, your comment comes off as incredibly rude.

Look man, I'm sorry my comments felt rude to you. I'm trying to not be rude.
I just wanted to express that on this decision I support Nintendo.
Also I know this isn't PC only. I wonder if maybe I didn't explain my point very well. My point was that for consumers Nintendo only kind of took away their choice in that no you can't currently but this game on 3DS, but you can on PlayStation if you have one and you certainly can on PC. That's all I was trying to say.
I'm sorry if you feel I've been rude I really don't want to come across that way.

thormjolnirsJuly 14, 2014

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My point was that for consumers Nintendo only kind of took away their choice

This is going to be my last post in the matter.

Nintendo's mindset right now is horribly behind and lacking. They cannot do everything to "protect" or moderate the content that their playerbase is exposed to. If Sony, Microsoft, Valve, and whomever else out there is having no trouble with keeping their users in line, then there's no reason Nintendo should put themselves in their own bubble. That bubble is making them look bad.

Nintendo needs to open up and Isaac would be a good step forward. Isaac has not caused controversies and people who really know about the game or at least familiar with it would try it out. Besides, there's parental controls.

pokepal148July 14, 2014

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SorenJuly 15, 2014

Nintendo is not in a position to hold third parties to such ludicrous moral standards while they then turn around and foot the bill for games like Bayonetta and Devil's Third.

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