As some weird hybrid of The Legend of Zelda and Smash TV, The Binding of Isaac was one of the biggest names in the roguelike genre, but remained a PC exclusive. On November 4th, Playstation 4 and Vita owners will finally get to taste its fecally (no, that’s not a word) goodness, as The Binding of Isaac will not only make its console debut as Rebirth, but will be completely free for PSN Plus subscribers.
According to an official Playstation blog post, Rebirth boasts an absurdly high 500+ hours of gameplay, and claims that statement isn’t “marketing fluff”, but an actual estimate on how long it’ll take you to uncover all of the game’s secrets. The game will also offer over 450 different weapons, items, and power-ups that will affect Isaac, the game’s protagonist, in different ways.
Aside from featuring updated 16-bit visuals, as Edmund McMillen disliked the original’s art style, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will also introduce a new 2-player local co-op mode and a remixed soundtrack featuring songs from the original game. Rebirth will include all content found within the original game and its Wrath of the Lamb DLC pack, as well as a new final chapter, a new ending, and at least 3 playable characters.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will also be available on Steam the same day, and will offer a 33% discount to anyone who previously purchased The Binding of Isaac.
Bradley Keene is the Executive Editor here at What’s Your Tag?, generally handling reviews, public relations, and our social media communications. He’s an aspiring video game journalist, Baltimore native, and on again/off again WoW player that favors roguelikes, horror games, and point-and-click adventures. His favorite console is the Dreamcast, favorite game is the original Metroid, and he could watch The Goonies for the rest of his life. Contact him by e-mail at the address above, or follow his insanity on Twitter.