That’s right, in only a few more months each and everyone of you will be playing rebirth on all 3 systems.. at once maybe? who knows.
“but how did we do it?” you say. “didn’t Nintendo say no due to the games religious themes and content?”
well you are correct.. but after a long hard battle we won over the big N and the binding of Isaac: rebirth is now headed to WiiU as well as the new 3ds!… with some slight edits.
now you know how i am about artistic integrity and trust me when i say id never compromise my art to make a quick buck.. but after thinking outside the box a bit i came up with a few minor edits to the game that got more than a few suits on my side when it came to getting the green light. ill list out the edits below and i think you’ll agree they are so minor none of you will even notice.
1. the nudity issue:
this one is simple, a fig leaf… i mean 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.
2. the use of the word God:
this was a big one, but i came up with an amusing play on words that actually spices up the games story a bit more. 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.. son of sam anyone? a perfect fit if i dont say so myself.
3. Christian imagery:
another hard one.. how was i to change every instance of christian imagery as to not offend christian and non-christian alike? well what i proposed was a no brainier.. 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.
by switching out one mainstream belief system with a smaller one that’s more socially acceptable to mock in the media i turned the tides and created a game that is more socially acceptable but still brings home the strong message the game always had.
And that’s essentially it, a few easy changes to get the game into the hands of Nintendo fans around the globe! an easy compromise that took us longer than a year to do… but was well worth it, artistic integrity intact.
no release date has been set yet, but i hear its soon and since ill be updating every Monday again with Isaac: afterbirth updates im sure you will know as soon as i do