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The Binding of Issac: Rebirth will be published by Nicalis

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We now know a few more details about The Binding of Issac remake thanks to a postmortem written by the game’s visionary Edmund McMillen on Gamasutra. The game will be called The Binding of Issac: Rebirth, and it’ll be published by Nicalis (Cave Story, NightSkyVVVVVV).

McMillen allowed Nicalis to take over publishing duties for a few reasons:

  1. Nicalis will handle all the business and red tape associated with developing console games.
  2. Rebirth will include an expansion that couldn’t fit into The Binding of Issac
  3. Rebirth will have local co-op
  4. Rebirth will have 16-bit graphics while maintaining its Flash-based looks

It isn’t clear which platforms The Binding of Issac: Rebirth will appear on, but McMillen has some ideas.

“Both Microsoft and Sony feel like it would be a perfect fit for their digital platforms, and we have a feeling the new look might soften up a few people at Nintendo for a possible Wii U/3DS eShop release,” McMillen said. “I’m wary about how the game might control on iPad, but if they can make it work, I’m all for it.”

The Binding of Issac: Rebirth is expected to be released in 2013.

Source [Gamasutra]

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