Bound for greatness
Describing The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is no simple task. It's Edmund McMillen's follow-up to his first hit (which he co-developed), Super Meat Boy, which we loved. The two games, however, couldn't be more different. Where Super Meat Boy is more of a nod to the platformers of yesteryear, The Binding of Isaac is something...
Repent? But we just pented!!
Fantastic roguelite The Binding of Isaac has been around for a decade since its original Flash incarnation. On Switch alone it’s been a thing – along with its Afterbirth+ expansion – for over four years. A big, final addition to the game with the Repentance 'expansion', then, seems a little belated. Helpfully,...
Opposable thumbs required
Twin-stick shooters are ruddy good fun, right? It's a genre that allows you to just switch off your brain for a few minutes at a time while you blast enemies into the abyss. All you need is a couple of analogue sticks and a thirst for destruction and you're ready to go! We've already got a list for the best shmup games on...
Well, not JUST like wine. You can't drink a book
I don't know much about wine, but I sure like to pretend I do, and I bet I'm not alone. Who else here — of drinking age, that is — has bought a red wine to accompany dinner, because it "goes well with pasta"? How many times have you been poured a glass of wine to "taste" in a fancy restaurant,...
Update: Campaign now live
Update: The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Requiem's Kickstarter is now live and, wowzers... Since going up on 1st June, the campaign has already amassed a staggering $3.66 million in funding. There are still 28 days left to go, so we dread to think how high the number will be by the end. Back the project here, and learn...
Including a physical release
The final chapter in The Binding of Isaac saga is almost here, and it's getting a physical release on Switch. The horror roguelike takes inspiration from the biblical story in which Abraham is asked by God to sacrifice his son, Isaac, with the mother of similarly-named Isaac attempting to sacrifice him as a symbol of her...
Online and at stores
Last year, we shared a crowdfunding campaign set up by The Binding of Isaac game designer, Edmund McMillen. The campaign was aiming to generate funds to create and release a card game based on the popular series and it turned out to be an overwhelming success, generating a mind-blowing $2.65 million. Since then, the game has...
Nintendo's amiibo line has been an absolute cash cow for the Japanese company since arriving alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in 2014. To date, there are more than 170 amiibo available. While most of them are based on first-party Nintendo titles, there are a few exceptions such as Yacht Club's Shovel Knight. If you've always...
Drawing the curtains
Edmund McMillen - the creator behind The Binding of Isaac - has taken to Twitter to announce the indie roguelike game, first released in 2011, will receive its final sizable DLC pack for r
Funded in just over an hour
Yesterday saw the launch of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign from Edmund McMillen - one of the super-talented minds behind Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac - for a brand new card game based on the world of that latter top-down dungeon crawler - and it's already been completely fund
We predict... some predictions
With E3 2018 set to kick off this weekend with the showcases from many of the big publishers and platformer holders in the video game industry, we thought it was high time we cooked up a fresh batch of predictions. Team Nintendo Life has gathered together its collective hopes and dreams for the show - some realistic,...
Cave Story! Issac! VVVVVV!
Nicalis has been a company that’s given the Switch plenty of solid support, bringing the likes of quality games like Cave Story+, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, and The End is Nigh to Nintendo’s platform. Now, some of these games can seem a little on the pricey side—like the 14-year-old Cave Story going for...
Binding of Isaac! LEGO Worlds! Baseball! Monster Hunter Stories! Much more!
The European Nintendo Download Update is live, and it's a packed line-up this week. We have two retail arrivals on the Switch along with seven new download-only options. In addition the 3DS has its own retail arrival alongside a new download title, the Wii U has two new...
When Isaac's mother starts hearing the voice of God demanding a sacrifice be made to prove her faith, Isaac escapes into the basement facing droves of deranged enemies, lost brothers and sisters, his fears, and eventually his mother.
The Binding of Isaac is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac's form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets and fight his way to safety.
The latest expansion to The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth features:
- 55+ new items
- New final chapter with boss and ending
- New playable character
- Greed hard mode
- Daily greed runs
- 5 new challenges
- Loads of new achievements
- New bosses and other little editions
- PLUS DEV TOOLS! so you can design, edit and play and endless number of mods, features and whole new games that the community will no doubt eventually design..
- 100s of new rooms! ( tons of new ultra rare rooms )
- new victory lap feature! (allows the game to continue when finished)
- Bestiary! (enemy collection page that keeps track of everything you kill in game)
- 2 new transformations!
- Small monthly content updates! ( every month after release we will be updating the game with our favorite fan made designs, monsters, items maybe even challenges? who knows…)
- 4+ new bosses and a new alt forms for existing bosses!
- New enemies, features and new champion forms!
- New cut scenes and music tracks!