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?