Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo to Approve The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
We have no objections...
Some may remember that, way back in 2012, Nintendo rejected The Binding of Isaac, a title developed by Edmund McMillen who is well known as one half of Team Meat. The rejection was due to "questionable religious content", though when talking about an improved version of the game in development shortly after McMillen expressed a hope that the title would still, at some point, make it to the 3DS.
That new version is The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, which will have improved visuals and additional content. It's in development by Nicalis — with McMillen consulting — and the studio's main man Tyrone Rodriguez has made clear that he wants the new version to be accepted on the eShop. Below is the tweet and accompanying mock-up of the title's icon on the 3DS and Wii U.
Rodriguez has plenty of experience publishing on the Nintendo online stores, though did prompt fierce debate last week with his comments that the GamePad is a "waste of time and resources". His views on the Wii U's main controller aside, he's evidently still keen to support the eShop and get the controversial game onto Nintendo's systems.
The Binding of Isaac's rejection caused some interesting debate in 2012, as its religious themes and mature approach proved too much for Nintendo. Would you like the big N to reconsider so that the new version can arrive on Wii U and 3DS?