Nintendo’s already thin launch line-up for the Switch has trimmed back a tiny bit further.
Publisher Nicalis has confirmed that The Binding of Isacc: Afterbirth+ will now not be among the launch games for Nintendo’s new console, although it is still expected to arrive next month.
“For those of you who have pre-ordered already you may have noticed your order shifted date,” Nicalis co-founder Tyrone Rodriguez explained. “We were unable to confirm the revised release date until now (due to issues way beyond our control), but can confirm that the release date for The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ on Nintendo Switch has been pushed back.
“It’s still March, but we won’t make 3.3 (insert sad face here).”
Rodriguez did confirm, however, that the launch edition of the game will include a reversible alternate cover, two limited edition sticker sheets and a 20-page colour instruction manual.
“Reminder, this is for the launch edition only,” he added. “We WILL NOT be including this manual in any future Switch production runs.”
Rodriguez also had the following to say about Booster Packs for the game: “We’re still working very hard implementing and testing all the initial mods from January into the first booster pack. Expect maybe one or two more updates before the Booster Pack kicks in, but it’s coming. And keep your mods coming into the workshop, we’re reviewing as many as we can.”
The original Binding of Isaac was initially rejected for release on 3DS, thanks to what Nintendo at the time described as “questionable religious content”. Those who have played Isaac will very much understand this!
However, years later the personal intervention of Nintendo’s former indie man Dan Adelman paved the way for the game’s release on both 3DS and Wii U.