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Enter Insanity — The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Hits PS4, Vita 11/4

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Enter Insanity — The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Hits PS4, Vita 11/4
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Hello again! It’s me, Tyrone Rodriguez, janitor at Nicalis, Inc. and producer on Legend of Raven (coming to PS4 and PS Vita) as well as The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (coming to PS4 and PS Vita on November 4th!), which I’ll be talking about today.

If you’re not familiar with The Binding of Isaac, it combines elements of The Legend of Zelda and Smash TV with the roguelike genre. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth literally features hundreds of items, weapons and power-ups all wrapped-up in an arcade-like experience. The game is designed by this guy:

Edmund McMillen

And he said, “it’ll be awesome to finally give console players a chance to experience the weirdest thing I’ve ever made.” I’ve been working with him for two years and have to agree. 

OK, so let’s get into it.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth features over 500 hours of gameplay (not marketing fluff, it’ll take you at least this long to unlock all the secrets in the game). Each run will be different because the enemies, rooms, levels and drops are all randomly generated. Every time you beat the game or die and start a new game it’ll be all-new and fresh.

Along the way you’re going to find over 450 items/weapons/power-ups and general pick-ups that affect Isaac in various ways.

BOSSES, ENEMIES and more BOSSES

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth features over 50 bosses, including a whole bunch of new ones as well as retunes on previous bosses. What we’ve done with the bosses is give them more variety and create boss behaviors versus patterns. What that means is that although bosses will behave a certain way, we’ve added a layer of complexity that will make them more fun to fight and kill!

WEAPONS and COMBOS

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has a unique weapon combo system. When you pick up a weapon upgrade, then another and another, it’s not unlikely that the various attributes of those weapons will merge and modify to create a new (hopefully) better weapon.

Have a look below:

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Anyone who’s played the classic vertical shooter Raiden may be familiar with this kind of weapon. In The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, your weapons will stack. To get this fancy homing laser you need to find Technology, which is the laser and then also find Spoon Bender. The latter weapon lets certain others defy the laws of physics and home in on multiple enemies. AWESOME.

And here’s Ludovic with Brimstone:

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

If you’re old enough to enlist in the military, then you may want to watch this. Be warned, it’s not for everywhere and probably not work-safe. You have been warned!

By the way, I’m here for you! I’m open to questions, suggestions and general feedback; let me know if you’d like to see more posts related to The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth here and we’ll break away more of the mystery.

Got questions? Hit me up via the comments below.

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  • Easily my most anticipated PS Vita game! Roguelikes shine unlike anything else on Vita.

  • riggsmeister

    Hey Tyrone, good to hear that Binding of Isaac will have a cross-save option. Its really a cool (and important) feature to be implemented. When i played Fez on PS4, it was a breeze to use my progress on the PS Vita and continue when i was traveling.

    Also, which version will PS+ members get in the November Instant Game Collection? PS4?, VITA? or.. both? :P

    Another question.. I know this game is massive. I have played the PC version + wrath. This game has all of that plus a hell lot more, Still… I was wondering if any future DLC is in the pipeline? Characters, Rooms, Items, Challenges… etc? :)

    Anyway, keep up the good work. This title is something i’ve been looking forward to all year (yes, even with big titles coming out like the upgraded GTA 5, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Shadows of Mordor).

  • Hooligantuan

    Really looking forward to this!

    Played a lot of Isaac on Steam, was so glad they made the decision to rework the original game to exceed the limitations of Flash.

  • Wish that there was online co-op play.

  • So I have offically booked off Nov 4th thru 7th because I don’t think I’ll be leaving my couch for a couple of days once this hits… Even my girlfriend understands. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.

  • BostonZombie

    Can you let us know how much it will cost ? I want to make sure I have enough pennies to get it day one, Awesome game.

  • IceySubzero

    @BotstonZombie

    It’s part of the US and EU plus games for November, so free for you.

  • Combo_Breaking

    I sunk over 200 hours into the PC version, so cannot wait to play this! Will it have a platinum trophy?

  • BostonZombie

    @IceySubzero. I know. I was just wondering incase I don’t have plus in November. Just really want to know the final price of the game.

  • Assassinking16

    Sooo… Is this going to be available for PS3 too???

  • Assassinking16

    Didn’t read the comment section before asking, although I’m bummed, I can understand the reasoning.

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