The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is coming to the New 3DS and the Wii U this summer, but there was a time when this seemed like nothing but a pipe dream, due to Nintendo not wanting the game on the eShop.
Blocking a game from sale, either because of an AO rating or some other reason, is the most effective way to try to censor a game developer. When it’s a chain store like Target taking an older game like GTA V off the shelf, it’s not really a big deal. However, it’s a different story when a console holder like Nintendo blocks the one and only path a game has towards being produced on a console. Situations like these more resemble outright censorship.
Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime might agree with that statement. According to an exclusive interview between Destructoid.com’s Jonathan Holmes and Isaac creator Edmund McMillen, Reggie was in support for Isaac on 3DS way back in 2012, though it was former Nintendo indie developer Dan Adelman who was really pushing for the game to make it to the handheld. Now that the game is finally on the way, will you all be downloading a copy?