Binding Of Isaac No Longer A Nintendo Switch Launch Title

Binding of Isaac has been delayed.


Nintendo Switch launch game The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ has been delayed. The game will no longer release on March 3 with the new console, instead coming at an unannounced later date.

Developer Nicalis confirmed the news in a blog post. The studio did not give a reason for the delay, only saying they couldn't inform fans sooner "due to issues way beyond our control."

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The company did soften the blow with some exciting tidbits, however. Binding of Isaac's physical Switch version will come with a reversible cover, 20-page color instruction manual, and a limited edition sticker sheet. Lovely.

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

The Binding of Isaac's pervious 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.

Nintendo Switch launches on March 3, priced at US $300/£280/AU $470. The Binding of Isaac's delay means the console now has nine launch games. Those are: Skylanders Imaginators, 1-2-Switch, Just Dance 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I Am Setsuna, Human Resource Machine, Little Inferno, World of Goo, and Super Bomberman R.

For all the games confirmed to be coming to Switch--but not necessarily at launch--take a look at our roundup.

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