The list for the Nintendo Switch launch titles grows ever smaller, as studio Nicalis announces that The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will be delayed until future notice. No specific date was given, unfortunately, but the developer did try to explain that “we were unable to confirm the revised release date until now (due to issues way beyond our control), but can confirm that the Release Date for The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ on Nintendo Switch has been pushed back. It’s still March, but we won’t make 3.3 (insert sad face here). “
One does wonder what those issues beyond their control are, as they could be anything from technical difficulties to marketing negotiations. Nonetheless, Nicalis tried to reassure fans that are buying the physical Switch launch version of The Binding of Isaac with a fancy “two limited sticker sheets and the reversible alternate cover. We’re also going to include the Isaac face sticker everyone loves. Here’s where it gets really good, a full-color 20-page Instruction Booklet. This beautiful homage to an 8-bit era gone-by features little details on the game and some never-before-seen art inside.”
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Keep in mind that Afterbirth+ is an expansion to the original Binding of Isaac. All of which is available on PC right now, and Afterbirth+ will be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One in Spring of 2017. However, this still cuts down on the Switch’s current launch list, despite all upcoming games for the year being a little more robust.
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