Yesterday was April Fool's Day, and that meant plenty of joke news pieces which caused a few chuckles but were otherwise ignored as false.
However, one story slipped through even the Nintendo Life "Fool Filter", and that was the revelation that The Binding of Issac: Rebirth is coming to the Wii U and New 3DS. Yesterday, a post went up on developer Edmund McMillen's site which stated that the game was coming to Nintendo formats, but the tone of the post was so intentionally amusing that it was assumed to be a joke by many news outlets - this one included.
In the post, McMillen details the various ways in which he will make the game Nintendo-friendly - including referring to God as "Dog", covering up Issac's junk with a fig leaf and swapping out Christianity for "a more publicly ridiculed religion", namely Scientology.
However, today it has been confirmed by McMillen that the game is in fact coming to the Wii U and New 3DS:
Furthermore, it would appear that none of the content has been censored, despite McMillen's post. Nintendo has traditionally taken a dim view on games which feature real-world religion, and has blocked the release of the game in the past. Despite this, Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez - who is working on porting the game to Nintendo systems - has tweeted:
We have Dan Adelman to thank for this amazing turn of events - it would seem he pushed the project through just before he left Nintendo:
So there you have it. It started as an elaborate joke, and turned out to be true. Believe!
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