I’m shedding tears.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, a re-make of the well-received Binding of Isaac flash dungeon crawler for PC, is coming to Steam, PS3 and Vita (its arrival on other platforms is still subject of negotiations). The game is set to be released late 2013, and will be produced by Nicalis, developer of the well-known Cave Story remakes. It will comprise the full game including the Wrath of Lamb expansion, added content and other features that were left out because of the limitations of the Flash engine.

What extras can you expect? Creator Edmund McMillen listed some improvements and changes that will be made over the original:

– Added content, such as new rooms and items

– A different art style, remade in 16-bit

– Local 2-player coop (he notes that online play would lengthen the production cycle too much)

– New music, as well as remakes from classic tunes

Personally, I am very excited for this game. The original remains one of my favourite indie games to date, featuring a dark and gritty theme in combination with an innocent art style and addictive gameplay. What about you?

 

Source: Gamasutra’s post-mortem on the Binding of Isaac

 

  • Hmm, I’ll keep an eye out for this title, not familiar with it at all.

    I have to say that with the big names now released – NFS, Liberation, Uncharted, All-Stars etc – I feared the next 6 months would be a little quiet on this excellent platform.

    However, games like this, the incredible Sine Mora, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath, Urban Trials and Soul Sacrifice, are encouraging in a very specific way; they represent phase 2 in the software line-up which will give us left-field classics lacking hype or, more relevantly, criticism.

    I have just finished playing and reviewing what is now one of my favourite titles not only on the Vita – such is the sterling conversion – but on any system in 25 years of gaming. Sine Mora. I’m really keen to know what you guys thought of it?

    My review is right here…. http://www.pushsquare.com/reviews/psnvita/sine_mora

    It’s interesting to note that just as with Declassified, 90% of mainstream gaming websites have not only not reviewed it, but haven’t even acknowledged that the reason is because Digital Reality didn’t send out free review code.

    Metacritic has thus far 1 or 2 critic reviews of this incredible title for Vita, including yours truly.

    That is a damning indictment of gaming websites who, when it’s all said and done, won’t review ANYTHING unless it’s free.

    Ironically, the exact opposite to the public they claim to represent. I’m not naming any names like IGN, Kotaku or CVG đŸ™‚

    This game is absolutely one of THE standout titles of the year on our platform and in my opinion deserves recognition for bringing the definitive version to the Vita.

    I’m hoping that a fair few of you out there have downloaded it at a very low price and can verify the credit that is due to Grasshopper Manufacture & Digital Reality.

  • CUD

    Can’t wait for this, great game…No excellent game! I can’t wait to play it on the go, it has so much replayability that it almost never gets old.

    • I would play this so much more if it was on handhelds.