Publisher Nicalis has announced that The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will be a launch day title for Nintendo Switch, priced at $39.99 USD.
The horrible, brilliant twin-stick dungeon crawler was confirmed for March 3 on the Binding of Isaac blog – it will be available as a boxed and digital release in the US, with a digital release expected worldwide (Nicalis has also teased a European physical release).
Nicalis’ Tyrone Rodriguez also teased something mysterious for those going for a boxed version: “You might want to consider pre-ordering as the first few thousand copies may come backed in with something special”
Here’s a little look at the game running in the Switch’s tabletop mode:
Afterbirth+ bundles together several versions of The Binding of Isaac, resulting over 500 different items and weapons scattered throughout more than 6,000 possible rooms. We called its Rebirth release an “amazing game” whose permadeath works because “starting again is always a treat”.
The announcement brings the Nintendo Switch’s western launch day line-up up to six games – here’s the full list of launch day and launch window games.
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