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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Released

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Released

Game News - posted by Crooked Bee on Wed 5 November 2014, 20:16:12

Tags: Edmund McMillen; The Binding of Isaac; The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The curious action-roguelike The Binding of Isaac, originally released as a Flash game back in 2011, has gotten a brand new remake, called The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth and released on Steam just yesterday. The remake features a new engine with 16 bit style pixel graphics, 60FPS gameplay, a co-op mode, some larger rooms, lots of tweaks and added new content (including new enemies, items, environmental hazards, etc.), and - last but not least - a brand new Hard mode aimed at roguelike and BoI veterans.

About the Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is the ultimate of remakes with an all-new highly efficient game engine (expect 60fps on most PCs), all-new hand-drawn pixel style artwork, highly polished visual effects, all-new soundtrack and audio by the the sexy Ridiculon duo Matthias Bossi + Jon Evans. Oh yeah, and hundreds upon hundreds of designs, redesigns and re-tuned enhancements by series creator, Edmund McMillen. Did we mention the poop?

Key Features:
  • Over 500 hours of gameplay
  • 4 BILLION Seeded runs!
  • 20 Challenge runs
  • 450+ items, including 160 new unlockables
  • Integrated controller support for popular control pads!
  • Analog directional movement and speed
  • Tons of feature film quality animated endings
  • Over 100 specialized seeds
  • 2-Player local co-op
  • Over 100 co-op characters
  • Dynamic lighting, visual effects and art direction
  • All-new game engine @60FPS 24/7
  • All-new soundtrack and sound design
  • Multiple Save slots
  • Poop physics!
  • The ultimate roguelike
  • A bunch of achievements
The fixation on poop is, I assume, a Freudian metaphor for the indie game scene at large.

Courtesy of Codex user Farage, I will also link this video interview with the game's creator Edmund McMillen from late September since I don't think we've posted it earlier and it complements the release nicely:

You can read some feedback about the game in our dedicated forums thread already. Long story short, aside from the soundtrack, it seems to be an improvement over the original in practically every way.

tl;dr It's good. You can get the game here for $14.99/€14.99.

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