The who of what where?
A few years ago, Edmund McMillan of Super Meat Boy(and other great games) made a little flash game called The Binding of Isaac. Think of it as a roguelike mashup of the dungeons from the original Zelda and SmashTV.
Yeah, ok, so what's all this rebirth nonsense?
In Isaac, you play as a little boy named Isaac(big surprise). Your crazy religious mother is trying to kill you because god told her too. Yeah, that's basically the story.
So you spawn in a Zelda like dungeon, clearimg out rooms. You get various powerups, which have various synergies. You keep descending floors, fight bosses, and eventually die or get to the end.
Well, Isaac had an expansion, where they added as much as they could to the game... Literally. Using flash and actionscript 2, the game bloated to the point where they couldn't add more to it.
So, for the past year or two, Nicalis(1001 spikes, etc) teamed up with Edmund to make a new version. Here's some of the changes/additions:
*The graphics are now in a Snes style pixel art. There is a faux flash option, however.
*60 fps, the original was stuck at 30.
*450+ items, up from the ~150 from the base game and expansion combined
*New synergies, one item overriding another should be much rarer.
*New rooms, types of rooms, bosses, enemies, champions, etc
*Currently built up as 500 hours to unlock/experience everything. Neither of the two main devs have actually 100% the game on their own.
*Lots more, feel free to tell me if I missed anything big.I can play this on my Sony video gaming devices?
Rebirth is coming to Vita and PS4, in addition to the PC. PS+ members will get the game for free, with the regular stipulations. The PS4 edition should be functionally identical to the PC. The Vita is nearly the same, but it has no co-op and a few effects are lowered in quality.What about the 3ds/iPad/ngage?
The team really wanted to get the game on the 3ds, but Nintendo isn't really ok with the religious theme's present. A port isn't out of the question, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.
The team wants to make a mobile version for ios/android, but will only do it "if it doesn't suck". There's been no word on other platforms.Blah blah words are boring, give me the youtubes
Well, the release trailer dropped today... NSFW warning, it's... Intentionally oddhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aBb0M8HRCQ
Here's the most recent gameplay video, from PAXhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f8LfG6W71I
And a pretty recent gameplay teaserhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A10s9RhVj8
The game is out on November 4th, up on steam for pre-order for $15, or $10.04 if you own the original. Two months will go by quickly... Right?
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