No Binding of Isaac for 3DS

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  1. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

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    Jun 21, 2007
    United States

    Just a short while back, Team Meat's Edmund McMillen tossed around the possibility of bringing his game, The Binding of Isaac, to Nintendo 3DS. Today, the developer has confirmed that Nintendo has turned him down.

    "...After a long internal debate Nintendo has decided NOT to allow the Binding of Isaac on the 3ds," McMillen posted on his Twitter page.

    For those unfamiliar with the game, The Binding of Isaac is an extremely challenging, old-school-style action-RPG. The story is a radical play off of the biblical account of Abraham's binding of his son Isaac and offering him as a sacrifice to God. The Binding of Isaac game (PC/Mac) is a decidedly more disturbing story -- complete with dead babies and a journey through your mother's womb -- and according to McMillen, Nintendo cited "questionable religious content" as their reason for denying the game access to their handheld platform.

    "Thank GOD Steam exists," McMillen concluded.

    Source: Twitter, Steam
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  2. Pablo3DS

    Pablo3DS GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 3, 2010
    I'dont know if this game is good or bad. I know it is a traumatic moster game to our children.
  3. Fear Zoa

    Fear Zoa Still Alive

    Jun 18, 2009
    United States
    God damn it, why can't people accept that if you think something is terrible and questionable then they don't have to play it
    Why shouldn't the option be there for everyone else though? Its a good game and I know it would sell well on 3ds
  4. astrangeone

    astrangeone GBAtemp Addict

    Dec 1, 2009
    I wish that Nintendo didn't do this. It's an artform as well as a games platform. It has meaning outside of the creepy imagery and the like. (Yes, the imagery is terrible, and I really can't watch this game being played...)
  5. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
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