No Binding of Isaac on 3DS, due to “questionable religious content”
Late last year, in the dying days of December (when we were not updating our news feed), it was revealed that Team Meat’s Edmund McMillen was looking to get his latest game – The Binding of Isaac – released on 3DS. There was a publisher (Nicalis) involved, and everything seemed to be moving forward well. However, two months later, there is now some bad news.
“After a long internal debate Nintendo has decided NOT to allow the Binding of Isaac on the 3ds,” comments McMillen on Twitter “As many assumed the reasons were due to the games “questionable religious content”. Thank GOD Steam exists!”
If you are not up to date on all religious things, The Binding of Isaac is a complicated religious thing – which affects people of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian beliefs. The game’s title and plot are references to this, and so Nintendo have deemed it unsuitable for the 3DS eShop because of this connection.
Sadly, this is the second time Team Meat has had bad luck with Nintendo, as Super Meat Boy was also unable to be released on WiiWare due to size restrictions. WiiWare games cannot be over 40MB, and Team Meat would not make SMB any smaller without making drastic cuts to the game’s content.