The Binding of Isaac will not be available on 3DS because of “religious content”

By on February 29, 2012

Nintendo will not be releasing the indie game on its eShop due to the game’s religious spin.

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Nintendo has decided against releasing indie hit, The Binding of Isaac, after it found the game to have “questionable religious content”.

This is according to the game’s developer Edmund McMillen, who took to Twitter to share the unfortunate piece of news.

“After a long internal debate Nintendo has decided NOT to allow the Binding of Isaac on the 3ds. :-( ,” he said.

“As many assumed the reasons were due to the games ‘questionable religious content’. Thank GOD Steam exists!”

The Binding of Isaac takes inspiration from the religious story of Abraham and his son Isaac. In the game, Isaac’s mother starts hearing what is apparently God’s voice demanding a sacrifice of his son. To escape his mother’s brutality, he hides in his basement, but only to find it ridden with deranged enemies and his worst fears.

It’s available on Steam for $4.99 (its $5.98 with the soundtrack).


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