Nintendo denies The Binding of Isaac a 3DS release

Wednesday, 29th February 2012 04:35 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Edmund McMillen’s dark rogue-like shooter The Binding of Isaac has been denied a 3DS eShop release.

“After a long internal debate Nintendo has decided NOT to allow the Binding of Isaac on the 3DS,” McMillen tweeted.

“As many assumed the reasons were due to the games ‘questionable religious content’”.

Asked whether implied child nudity and mature themes had anything to do with it, McMillen said Nintendo okayed those aspects of the game

“Thank GOD Steam exists! I gotta again publicly thank Steam for fully supporting Isaac and not requiring ESRB or censoring its published games. Just one of many reasons why Steam is the top dog of digital distribution,” he added.

When pushed for whether the game might see release on Vita, McMillen didn’t reply – but did correct an assumption that he or Team Meat had any problems with Sony.

Thanks, GoNintendo. Twitter links: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6



  1. Phoenixblight

    Yeah I will believe this will happen with Nintendo ” when me shit turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet.”

    #1 3 years ago
  2. silkvg247

    Their loss, tbh!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Christopher Jack

    Hate how companies have to localize hardware & content for just about every single country, we all pretty much suffer, companies spend lots of money for the entire process & we get it much later that we should. Many of these issues could be solved by a set of global standards. Woops, misread the article, oh well, still stand by my comment about localization. Nintendo’s always been too sissy to release anything questionable. I’m fine with anything so long as it isn’t illegal or beyond offensively stupid. The reason I disliked Ninty in the early days was because of how scared they were to have mature games on their platform.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Paladin_Rage

    Predictable> That’s how it is with Nintendo. And to be honest, I don’t habe a problem with that. Not every platform is bound to feature mature games.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    And why not bring this game over PSN/XBLA?, well eshop would be great, but also on those two too, i think nintendo would have their reasons for rejecting this game, but i think there are other options for the developers as well,although i would like to see this game on the 3DS the more games the better, is a shame IMHO.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. YoungZer0

    Wanna know why Nintendo sucks? Look no further.

    #6 3 years ago

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