The Binding of Isaac is a charming independent game with a backdrop that, to some, is anything but charming: religion. Its ties to Christianity are right there in the name, but that didn’t stop it from gaining traction as a prospective title in the relatively meager Nintendo 3DS library. Traction is all that Isaac received, though, as Edmund McMillen, one of the independent designers responsible for the game, announced on Twitter that its release had been officially rejected by Nintendo.
It was that very religious connotation that impeded The Binding of Isaac from ever reaching the digital fronts of the 3DS eShop; Nintendo was quoted by McMillen as saying that the game’s “questionable religious content” is the primary reason it will never see release on the platform.
Obviously, it’s a shame that The Binding of Isaac will not be able to grace the handheld console, but the game is still available for the fairly reasonable price of $5 on Steam.