UPDATE: While the announcement states that the game is “available now” some stores are taking a while to get their updates out. Keep checking the eShop and Xbox Game Store for the game and it should appear at some point today.
The popular twin-stick rogulike shooter The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is now available on the New Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and Xbox One. These versions join the already released PC, PS4, and PS Vita ones, which have been available for a while.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a remake of sorts of the original game. Rebirth changed the underlying engine, removing Flash in favor of a more robust programming method. This allowed for mid-game saves, and a number of other features not seen in the original The Binding of Isaac on PC.
Players take control of Isaac, a young boy who is being abused by his possibly insane mother. Imprisoned in his room and set for ritual sacrifice, the story is quite dark and very ambiguous. It plays much like a twin-stick shooter, moving around as you fire on enemies, but there is quite more to it than that.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a roguelike, so it is tough, brutal, and features randomly generated levels. The developer promises over 500 hours of gameplay and 4 billion variations on the game’s environment. There are over 450 items to collect, and 10 playable characters to try out, as well as over 100 different enemy designs. Essentially, no two run-throughs of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be the same.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is available now for $14.99 on New Nintendo 3DS (regular 3DS and 2DS consoles will not work), Wii U, and Xbox One.