The Binding of Issac: Afterbirth Console Release Date Confirmed

PC lovers of Edmund McMillen’s The Binding of Isaac (and the re-release, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth) have been enjoying the latest expansion, Afterbirth, since October 2015. Console players have been patiently waiting for the port and now the wait is nearly over. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 10 for $10.99.

Console players will get to enjoy all the new features being added with The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, including new bosses, new modes, and new items. There will also be featured “Daily Runs” for players to try. It actually adds quite a bit to Rebirth’s already hugely re-playable range of content, so the cost doesn’t seem too bad. As we mentioned before, the port has been canned for handhelds and Wii U.

The Binding of Isaac sometimes seems like the game that won’t die (fitting, really), and always manages to pop back up. It goes by the wayside for a bit while I play the latest releases, but when I’m in between games, I always find myself roaming around in Rebirth’s poop-filled basements, trying to get lucky with a great OP run or still trying to beat that damn Solar System challenge (all I get are flies? Really?).

Aside from this latest expansion, there seems to be a prequel on the horizon. It’s called The Legend of Bum-bo, which you can read about here. Not much has been revealed about it, but maybe we’ll get some news following Afterbirth’s release. As long as it doesn’t go the way of Mew-genics, we’ll be fine.

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Cody Maynard is a freelance writer in Central Ohio. He's written for marketing offices and public relations, but what he really likes to do is write about the important stuff in life... you know, gaming. As an only child born in '87, he spent most of his time indoors with a controller in his hands. Fun Fact: He has a tattoo of an origami unicorn... Yep.