Afterbirth+ Bringing the Horror to Nintendo Switch

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Last night was exciting, huh? I think I speak for many when I say I was enthralled by the Switch presentation, and am now totally invested in the upcoming console. Didn’t think it was possible to be more excited, but that is now the case since it’s been announced that Afterbirth+, the definitive version of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, is headed to the Switch! My favorite roguelike of all time, with madness, violence and humor to spare, is somehow coming to a Nintendo console, and I couldn’t be happier. Sure, Rebirth was also on the Wii U and 3DS, but trust me when I say Afterbirth+ is exponentially more crazy and challenging than either, so it’s a small miracle this is happening. Or pact with the devil, whichever floats your boat.

Switch Afterbirth+ | Fat Bat

For those of you itching to play it, it’s slated to release for the Switch in Spring of 2017. Better yet, there will be both a retail and digital version of the game, for those impulsive collectors out there. It’s shaping up to be a great summer this 2017. To see all the Afterbirth+ details, check out the official press release below, and get excited!

Switch Afterbirth+ | Madness

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Headed to Nintendo Switch
The Definitive Roguelike Explodes Onto Nintendo Switch™ in Spring 2017!

SANTA ANA, Calif., January 13, 2017—Continuing to expand the audience for its runaway hit, Nicalis Inc. today announces that The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is coming to the Nintendo Switch in Spring 2017 at retail and digitally via the Nintendo eShop. It’s the definitive edition of one of the most popular video games of the 21st century.

For the uninitiated, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is a top-view multiplayer twin-stick shoot-’em-up bloodbath. The most celebrated creation of internationally acclaimed game designer Edmund McMillen. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ features randomly generated dungeons, ensuring an infinitely replayable adventure in which every new gameplay session is different from the last. With the Nintendo Switch version, players can venture into Isaac’s basement on the big screen or the game on the road for portable play.

Switch Afterbirth+ | Brimstone

“The Nintendo Switch launch line-up isn’t complete without Isaac,” says Nicalis founder and president Tyrone Rodriguez. “The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is the definitive ‘day one’ purchase for any players who want a Nintendo Switch.”

Contributing to the deep, dark and frequently disturbing insanity of the complete Isaac experience, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ includes over 500 different items and weapons—many of which grant special powers and synergized attack combinations—scattered throughout more than 6,000 terrifying rooms. You’ll need as many as you can find if you expect to conquer the game’s 50+ unique bosses, complete more than 30 challenge modes and see all of the 20 different endings that equal over 4 billion possible gameplay combinations.

Switch Afterbirth+ | Bestiary

Developed and published by Nicalis, Inc., The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will release on Nintendo Switch in Spring 2017 at retail and digitally via the Nintendo eShop. Pricing info and release date to be announced at a later time. Additionally, Nicalis, Inc. is also publishing the hyperspeed racing game Redout on Nintendo Switch in Spring 2017 at retail and digitally via the Nintendo eShop.

About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.