Yesterday, on April fools day, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was announced for Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. However, at the time most of us thought of this announcement as a joke, because Nintendo previously refused to release the game due to religious themes and nudity.
So was it a joke? Well, you’ll be happy to know that it wasn’t. The game is indeed coming to Nintendo 3DS, Wii U and Xbox One later this year.
According to a post on the its official website, the developers made some adjustment of the game in order to meet Nintendo’s requirements. The first problem was nudity, those who played the game on other platforms will know that it features a naked boy running from his mother.
So, the boy will now cover his private parts with leafs.
..the bible depicts Adam and Eve in this way, and the game uses biblical themes.. so why not stick to the bible and cover up any questionable underage dingle dangle.
Hmmm.. sounds ok I guess! The second problem was related to the use of the word “God.” The developer replaced it with the word “Dog.” According to the developer, it actually adds more spice to the story:
see by simply flipping the word around the offensive “God” simply becomes Dog. see it was Isaac’s dog (max from the classic game) that was speaking to Isaac’s mother instructing her to kill.
Lastly, Christian imagery was a big problem for Nintendo as the game featured some offensive instances. So instead of making references to Christianism, the game now uses Scientology.
i simply changed the religious sect to a more publicly ridiculed religion.. Scientology! IE, the Celtic cross is now, the E-meter, the angel baby, now a caged thetan and the list goes on.
Shifting from a popular religion to a less popular one makes the game more acceptable according to the developer.
The Binding of Isaac:Rebirth don’t yet have a release date but we’ll know more on that in the near future.