The Binding of Isaac DRM-free Unholy Edition hitting retail March 16 with Steam key

Friday, 27th January 2012 16:46 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Merge Games has announced The Binding of Isaac: The Unholy Edition will be released at retail on March 16, which is a special DRM-free version which includes a free Steam gifting key, poster, soundtrack, and 40 page “Devzine”.

Developed by Super Meatboy co-creator Edmund Mcmillen, the game stars an infant boy who has run to the basement in order to keep from being sacrificed to God by his mother.

However, the basement in his house does not a safe haven make, as it’s filled with caves and dungeons inhabited by mutants and lost brothers and sisters. Apparently, Mom has been a busy girl.

While in these cadaverous areas of the underhouse, Isaac must search for holy relics and “cut deals” with the devil in order to escape your shank-wielding mother.

It’s an interesting game, and has some DLC in the works for it at present.

According McMillen, the next update will be called The Wrath of the Lamb and it will include a new set of items called Trinkets – one of which is called Red Patch - along with passive bonuses, and other new items bringing the count from 131 to 205.

Currently, there isn’t a date set for DLC’s release, but it is expected sometime this year.

The game was originally released back in September and is available through Steam.



  1. Talkar

    How can something be DRM free and still be on Steam? o.O

    #1 3 years ago
  2. KrazyKraut

    yeah…good question..

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DSB

    The post isn’t really clear, but it looks to me like this is a limited boxed retail release like Team Meat did for Super Meat Boy, including some of the same things (artbook, soundtrack etc.).

    If you look at the picture it seems pretty obvious to me. You get a DRM free version to install independently of Steam, and then you get a free Steam key to do with what you want.

    Isaac was included in the Humble Voxatron Bundle too, and they’re also anti-DRM. I just checked, and that was indeed a DRM free version, running independently of Steam.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 yeah the pr wasn’t extremely clear on that, so thanks for the info

    #4 3 years ago
  5. minxamo

    Why the fuck would anyone buy BoI on disc?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. DSB

    Because they like it, of course. I’m pretty sure it’s meant for the fans.

    I was tempted to buy the Super Meat Boy special edition, but I’d already bought the soundtrack.

    #6 3 years ago

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