Nintendo Switch’s launch line-up just got a little less exciting today, thanks to the news that The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will no longer meet the upcoming console’s March 3 release date. As per a statement released yesterday by developer Nicalis’ Tyrone Rodriguez (via VideoGamer), the popular roguelike has been pushed back, although the studio had been unable to confirm a new launch window until now due to issues “way beyond” its control.
Fortunately, the setback isn’t too drastic: Afterbirth+ is still on for a Switch release before the end of March, and Nicalis has also shared a few neat extras fans will get if they pick up the game’s launch edition. Two sticker sheets featuring various characters and items from the game, alternative cover art and a 20-page instruction booklet inspired by the industry’s 8-bit era will be included with all launch copies, so if you’re a sucker for nostalgia, you’ll want to get your pre-order in quick, as future production runs won’t contain any of the bonus items.
For the uninitiated, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is the most recent iteration of the series, which began life back in 2011 as a side project created by Super Meat Boy co-creator Edmund McMillen. A sequel, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, was spawned in 2014, marking the first instance of Nicalis’ involvement in the series. Afterbirth+ is the current definitive version of the title, adding new items, characters and bosses, as well as a supported modding tool that allows players to create their own content.
Afterbirth is currently available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, 3DS, Wii U and mobile devices.
Source: Nicalis (via VideoGamer)