December 1, 2012 12:00 PM | John Polson
Edmund McMillen has shared this week a bevy of details on a Binding of Isaac remake for PC and consoles, subtitled Rebirth. Producing and developing the remake is Nicalis, who has handled console ports and remakes of Cave Story and VVVVVV.
Rebirth will be a totally remade game based on the Flash version of Isaac plus its Wrath of the Lamb expansion. On top of all that content, Rebirth will feature another "Wrath-sized expansion" with a "new final chapter, ending, 2 new playable characters and tons more items, rooms, enemies, bosses and the like." Rebirth will also feature local 2-player co-op but no online play.
Nicalis is working on the port for PS3/Vita and PC (Steam), talking to Microsoft and Nintendo about releasing there, and looking into an iOS version "if [it's] not garbage." Rebirth is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2013.
McMillen will be lead designer on the project. As such, he's declared the game is getting a 16-bit make over.