While it has been available in North America for quite some time, there is a new glimmer of hope that the game will be heading to Europe in the next few months, maybe even this year.

If you are not familiar with 1001 Spikes, it is an extremely unforgiving 2D side-scroller and a huge nod to pulp adventure and classic 8-bit games (check out my review if you dare). When asked in a fan question about whether 1001 Spikes will ever release in Europe, the game’s developer Nicalis responded saying:

[quote_box_left]Yes, following the release of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth[/quote_box_left]

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be available on Vita November 4th/5th on the Playstation Store and free on the PS+ Instant Game Collection. I think its likely that 1001 Spikes will be available in Europe by the end of the year.

We will be sure to keep you posted if any more specifics of the 1001 Spikes European release date emerge.

  • Rodolfo Ferreira

    … Nevermind.

  • zelduck

    1001 stupid (mobile) games for vita. what i want is LOH, TALES OF, KH, FF, TOMB RAIDER etc.

  • Phelan

    You know what? When “retro” games came back to us I was quite happy. I mean most of those games resembled games I was playing when I was lil pup. It was kinda journey to my childhood.

    But now? There are way too many “retro” games! And they get way too much spotlight than they deserve.

    Playing those games is like watching photos from your childhood… from time to time it is always nice to see those… but if you are forced to watch them every time you come back home, and you know them already by heart… than god… it starts too be annoying. It’s not good to dwell in the past, time to move on!

    The same thing with those games… most of times they don’t offer anything new… there are countless similar games already… and playing one of them will be enough of experience

    EDIT: wake me up when Legend of Grimrock 1 and 2 will come to Vita (if ever)

  • Karl Smith

    So Europe won’t get it until next year? Lost interest.

  • Pata

    So, Binding of Isaac, partially funded by Sony (aka PS Plus money) gets released in the same week for both regions, while 1001 Spikes, completely funded by them gets a 5+ month delay, despite the game being rated by PEGI 3 months ago. That goes to show that Europe isn’t a priority for Nicalis.

  • nonscpo

    European masochist enjoy, you can punish yourself cruelly, by dying as many times as you want to with this title!