Binding of Isaac eyeing Sony platforms - Report

Super Meat Boy developer's downloadable game targeting release on "1-2" Sony systems; relationship with Nintendo not damaged following 3DS block.

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After Nintendo said it wouldn't allow The Binding of Isaac on the 3DS, Super Meat Boy designer Edmund McMillen is considering taking his religiously charged downloadable game to Sony's platforms.

The Binding of Isaac could come to Sony systems, according to McMillen.

Speaking to Joystiq, McMillen said he is exploring the possibility of bringing The Binding of Isaac to "1-2" Sony platforms. Sony's major platforms are the PlayStation 3, PSP, and PlayStation Vita.

In addition, McMillen offered an update concerning yesterday's news that Nintendo had prohibited The Binding of Isaac from being released for the Nintendo 3DS based on "questionable religious content."

Writing on Twitter, McMillen said, "FYI everyone, we are not at all on bad terms with Nintendo. It's their platform their rules, this wont effect [sic] any future games with them!"

In The Binding of Isaac, players control a child who must escape the clutches of his mother. She is out to kill him after the voice of God commands a sacrifice. The PC and Mac downloadable game has sold close to 450,000 units to date.

For more on the title, check out GameSpot's review of The Binding of Isaac.

Discussion

26 comments
King-gamer
King-gamer

I'd say Team Meat guys have been pretty nice to Nintendo, they originally wanted to make Super Meat Boy exclusive to Wii, and now this game being ported for 3DS, but seems like Nintendo wants to keep to their strict and unusual "publishing rules".....

anybodykilla15
anybodykilla15

@supertom oh yeah, oxygen and magnetism could not possibly exist, only because i can't see it, so we must be blind yes? and you can't argue that the binding of issac is as real as the bible, not unless you can play it without electricity.

supertom221
supertom221

@psx_warrior Not to start a religious flame war, but prove it. Until you find legitimate proof, Binding of Isaac can be considered as real as that ancient book. Besides, it's just a game. Get over it.

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

@ MEDzZ3RO I'm not offended; I respect that you're respectful of others. That said, I don't quite understand what you mean as an example of proof. Concerning Adam and Eve, if I'm not mistaken, some Christian Scientists theorise that breeding was possible between family members back then; it's not possible today because we have been corrupted by sin, so our DNA has degraded. But, I'm neither a geneticist, nor a theologist, so I would take that with a grain of salt, coming from me. We don't all have the same DNA because of mutations and natural changes over a long period of time. As for life on Mars, I thought that they only found what could be signs of life, such as methane levels? If I understand your post correctly, 'proof' of God's existance would be that evolution was disproven, alien life is proven not to exist, and it is proven that we stemmed from two people? That doesn't really seem like proof.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

@SuprSaiyanRockr I agree, I'm holiding out for a Vita release. Only things I consider hard proof are the facts the bible suggests we are all descendants of Adam and Eve, for that to be true every human being would have to share essentially the ame DNA, we don't there's far too many variables for it to be true. Don't quote me on this but I believe there's a specific breed of leopard that was on the brink of extinction before numbers increased again, as such their DNA between all current living examples is near identical because they all come from the same small number of leopards, so much so you can skin graft from one to another without the risk of any complications. Another reason is the fact we were all made is gods image, how does that fit in with the microorganisms we've found living on Mars? I'm not going to lie, I'm not religious however I respect those who are, I do not wish to have offended anybody with this post.

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

I hope it gets released on the PS3 as a DLG. I don't understand why Nintendo banned it (though I haven't had the chance to play it). I'm a Christian, and I'm not offended. The game is fiction, after all. @ CamoBullo While I disagree with the ban, I should point out that saying 'prove God is real' is not a very good argument. Firstly, it's just as useful in an argument as 'prove God isn't real'. Secondly, what would you consider proof? What would any non-Christian consider proof? I don't mean to be rude, of course; you're welcome to your beliefs, needless to say. Incedentally, have you played this game? Is it any good? My laptop cant' handle games.

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

@psx_warrior I'm guessing that you're religious, yes? If you've even played the game, you'd know that the only thing they're mocking are the people fully dedicated to their religion, and in this case, you're the subject of the mocking. I'm going to avoid having a flame war about Christianity, so I will say this: The game ends the same way the tale in the Bible ends -- Isaac is spared. They used a questionable story from the Bible and turned it into something interesting. And I will conclude with this: prove to us that God is real. Until you get your religion sorted out and stop hating on games that you probably haven't played or misunderstand, I will have my full attention on you. Until then, please, get facts straight.

psx_warrior
psx_warrior

I hope that Sony make the right decision and chooses not to release the trash on their systems. God is real, and the Story of Abraham and Isaac should not be mocked like this.

anybodykilla15
anybodykilla15

@darthlord i sort of agree you know, maybe one day they will have a wii game where you whip and hammer the nails into jesus, the ending is when you stab him, thanks to the wii motion plus, if not sony will release it

anybodykilla15
anybodykilla15

@DrKill09 nintendo is known for release far out mature titles (conkers bad fur day, killer 7, resident evil 4, no more heroes), but the game is about going against god, call me a zealot, but i consider that brain wash, they could of made it like a bully game scenario still would have offered the same amount of controversy, just a crack that nintendo thankfully walked over.

DrKill09
DrKill09

At least Sony aren't gigantic pvssies like Nintendo.

Zer093
Zer093

It's sad it's not coming to the 3DS for ridiculous reasons, but if it can go portable through Sony, I'm all for it. I hope that what he's saying about his relationship with Nintendo is true. Nintendo needs more support from studios like these.

vadicta
vadicta

Put it on the Vita, and I will definitely buy it. Looks like a really stellar game! :D

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

Sounds good, I'd buy it on Vita. Any luck if this new found agreement goes forwards, hopefully we'll see Super Meat Boy on Sony platforms too.

DarthLod
DarthLod

Like I said in the previous update. It's ok to kill people at every corner in a game,. have sexual things, etc....but somehow it's wrong to have anything religious in one? Makes ZERO sense to me. I thought everyone was pushing this "diversity" thing? I don't see it here.

maximumbarmage
maximumbarmage

Oh the irony. This is amusing after Team Meat's attitude towards PS3 fans asking whether there was going to be a PS3 version of Super Meat Boy and their righteous proclamations about having returned their PS3 dev kit. They're lucky Sony gave them the time of day after all that to be honest.

paperwarior17
paperwarior17

I'd buy this version, too. (And hopefully one is PSP, since I don't own a Vita, but I kind of doubt that will happen)

TheGuardian03
TheGuardian03

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NeleNel
NeleNel

Please please please let this come to the Vita. Seems like a perfect "on the go" kind of game.

hella_epic
hella_epic

Sony not as Religious as Nintendo lol :p

edpeterson
edpeterson

That's cool, especially since Sony owners didn't get Super Meat Boy.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

Judging by what OTHER content the game has, good luck with that. EDIT: And about still Edmund McMillen saying he still has a good relationship with Nintendo, I don't buy that for a minute. Lots of other third parties said that about them and Nintendo and LOOK what happened.

xjdcdestroyerzx
xjdcdestroyerzx

It's about time! Bring Super Meat Boy too. How come Sony's systems have been ignored from these great games.