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'The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth' to be $15 or under; 3DS port still possible

Promotional image of The Binding of Isaac.
Promotional image of The Binding of Isaac.
Photo courtesy of Nicalis,

Game designer Edmund McMillen announced Monday "The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth" will either be priced $15 or under when it's released this year, and that a Nintendo 3DS port is still a possibility.

Via McMillen's Tumblr, a user asked if the remake of the original 2011 game will be priced over $15. McMillen answered with a simple "no." "The Binding of Isaac" retailed for $4.99 on Steam and been featured in multiple Humble Bundle deals. However, "Rebirth" replaces the flash animation with a 16-bit graphic presentation. It also includes the "Wrath of the Lamb" expansion, a new final chapter and ending, three playable characters, and new enemies, items, and more. If reasonably priced, all the new content in "The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth" should make it easier for buyers of the original game to double dip when it's released on PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC.

McMillen also suggested "The Binding of Isaac" could still come to the 3DS, despite plans for such a port breaking down over Nintendo objecting to the game's "questionable religious content." Again, on Tumblr a user asked McMillen if the "The Binding of Isaac" on 3DS had "fallen off the monkey train of possibility?" And again, McMillen answered no, giving hope the top-down "Legend of Zelda" inspired game could come to a Nintendo system. When "Rebirth" was announced, McMillen said he was in talks again with Nintendo to bring the remake to the 3DS or Wii U. With Nintendo lately embracing the indie game movement similarly to Sony, along with publishing more risque titles like "Bayonetta 2" and "Devil's Third," the religious content in "The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth" may finally go through.

There's no official release date set for "The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth," but in March McMillen said the game was "nearing the end of development."