Binding Of Isaac Launches On Nintendo Switch Next Week After Delay

Better late than never.


The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ launches for Nintendo Switch on March 17, developer Nicalis has announced. The game was originally supposed to be available on day one for Nintendo's new console, but it was delayed "for reasons beyond our control," Nicalis said at the time.

The roguelike will be released both physically and digitally, with boxed versions coming with a reversible cover, 20-page color instruction manual, and a limited edition sticker sheet. The title will set you back $40.

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Afterbirth+ is an expansion to the base Binding of Isaac game. The DLC pack launched in January on PC, and is also coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Nicalis has not stated whether those versions were still on track for their "Spring 2017" release window.

The Binding of Isaac's previous expansion, Afterbirth, launched in October 2015, before making its way to PS4 and Xbox One in May 2016. The console port, Rebirth, launched in 2014.

We reviewed the base game back in 2011. "Through smart design and simple mechanics, The Binding of Isaac manages to feel approachable despite its difficulty," said critic Maxwell McGee. "Superfluous elements have been stripped out, and what remains is a tightly focused game that continues to feel fresh even after multiple completions. While it does lack some of the extra bells and whistles of other modern games, The Binding of Isaac remains an enjoyable (and demented) adventure."

Read more in our full Binding of Isaac review.

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