It looks like troubled times ahead for Vita owners of The Binding of Isaac.
As many of you are well aware; critical smash hit twin-stick, hard as nails, feutus with mummy issues, rouge-like indie title The Binding of Isaac is due some rather substantial DLC on May 10th in the form of Afterbirth.
This downloadable content promised to bring a whole plethora of new features and gameplay additions, which would culminate in over 100 hours of new content for the game. Some of the new additions contained in the DLC included A new playable character, Lilith, mother of demons, eight new bosses, new trophies and a whole host of new enemies, maps and items for fans of this dark shooter to get their teeth into.
However founder of Nicalis, Tyrone Rodriguez, in answer to a fans question on the PlayStation Blog broke the news that Afterbirth will not be making its way to the Vita.
In the message Rodriguezin says that ‘with the additional amount of resources required for new effects, weapon combos, bosses etc, Afterbirth did not run at a performance level that I’m personally happy with’.
This is crushing news, as The Binding of Isaac was an absolute blast to play on the Vita and its twin stick nature felt perfectly at home on the portable device.
Even though Isaac’s future on the Vita looks bleak, we can only hope that somehow Nicalis manage to turn it around and bring Rebirth to us on our favorite handled soon.
Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think of the story. Disappointed with the news of Rebirth’s handheld absence? Or has it been a while since you even thought about Isaac on the Vita?
We’d love to hear from you and as always keep it locked here at The Vita Lounge!