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Bad news for anyone who was looking forward to playing the bloody indie sensation Binding of Isaac on 3DS: This dungeon crawler from Super Meat Boy creator Edmund McMillen apparently won't be coming to the handheld following a decision by Nintendo.
McMillen tweeted the unfortunate announcement late yesterday. In a follow-up tweet, McMillen confirmed that the decision was "due to the games 'questionable religious content.' He then took the opportunity to praise Steam for being such an open and supporting platform for independent and digitally distributed games.
Nintendo has not issued any public statement on this decision and isn't likely to, but I will say that I for one am disappointed if this is true. Sure, I can understand Nintendo asking that the game go through proper ESRB rating, but beyond that shouldn't the consumers who paid money for the 3DS be able to decide what they are comfortable purchasing and playing?
If you haven't played Binding of Isaac on PC yet and want to know why you should be annoyed with this decision, check out our review by Adam Biessener.
[via Ars Technica]
I don't even think questionable begins to sum it up...
However, 'enjoyable experience' would do just nicely. ;-)
It sucks that it won't come to the 3DS, but I understand why Nintendo wouldn't want it on the eShop.
At least it's on Steam.
I'm about to buy this on Steam right now while I got money in my Steam wallet. I've been meaning to get it for awhile now but I forgot too. Thanks for reminding me GI. :)
No comment on the religious aspects of this, but I'm sad to not be able to play a great game
Come on nintendo your realy getting on my bad side...