It’s Official: The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth for PS4 and Xbox One Release Date Announced

PS4 and Xbox One players, rejoice. The magic date? May 10, 2016. That’s less than three weeks away. Are we ready for it? Oh, yes. We’ve been ready. PC gamers may have already gorged themselves on all the gory delights that The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth has to offer, but console players, such as ourselves, have had to wait patiently for its release. So patiently. Originally let loose on the world back in October 2015, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth has been torturing console players for months while PC gamers have had all the fun to themselves. But now? Now’s our time to shine.


New Loot?

As mentioned in a previous article on The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth’s release, the DLC is basically a brand new game for The Binding of Isaac. A few of the features will include:

  • 10 new challenges
  • 1000+ new rooms
  • 1 new playable character
  • 120 new items
  • 8 new bosses
  • 25+ new enemies

Considering the immensely addictive nature of the original game, it is only certain that we will be spending even more time dying over and over again with The Binding of Isaac after having all these new toys dumped on our heads.

Why the Delay?

Who knows? Edmund McMillen and his team have not only already moved on from The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth with Afterbirth+, they also have a whole new game in development called Bumbo. Ouch. The console versions of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth were slated for release back in 2015, and it’s already spring of 2016. It might sting a little for console players to be getting their share of the fun so late, but hey, at least we’re getting it at all. Except for Wii U players. You still have to wait.


Old News Is Still Good News

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth may feel like old news now that it has been overshadowed by Afterbirth+ and Bumbo– but, regardless, we’re still pretty excited. It’s been over six months since the PC version came out, and hardcore console Isaac fans are pumped to finally get to play it on their device of choice. Afterbirth only costs $10.99 on Steam, and we’re hoping it will be the same or similar on the Xbox One and the PS4. Either way, you know what we’ll all be doing when May 10 rolls around.