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Overview

Laser type items are now dynamically generated.

After the success of The Wrath Of the Lamb, a second expansion was also planned. Many of these changes to the original game became impossible due to limitations of Flash development. The game's creator, Edmund McMillen, confirmed on his blog that Isaac would have to be completely remade. Development and publishing for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was handled by Nicalis (Cave Story, VVVVVV, etc.) while McMillen retains full creative control.

Rebirth was built from the ground up on a new engine rather than in Flash, which caused various issues and limitations to the original game. Unlike the vector-based art of the original, Rebirth features pixel art graphics.

All of the original content from The Binding of Isaac + Wrath of the Lamb expansion is included, in addition to new content exclusive to Rebirth.

Issac: Rebirth was released for the PS4 and PS Vita with Cross-Save functionality, and Steam with full Steam Play support on November 4th, 2014. There will be no PS3 version as originally planned.

Features

  • Re-balanced gameplay that includes tweaks to many items.
  • Ability to save and return to a play session.
  • Two player local asymmetrical co-op.
  • Four new playable characters.
  • Over 150 new items.
  • Additional bosses, enemy types, special rooms, and variations to room sizes.
  • A Normal and Hard difficulty setting. Certain items are only unlockable via Hard Mode.

Characters

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth features four new main characters. One of the four is Eden, who starts with random items (that are already unlocked).

Items

New Additions

Rebirth contains many new items that modify how Isaac's tears function. Some examples of new items are: Tiny Planet, which causes Isaac's tears to orbit his body; Death's Touch, which cause Isaac's tears to turn into scythes; and anti-gravity tears, which cause Isaac's tears to stay in the air until the player releases the fire button, at which point, the tears will fly off in the direction they were shot from.

As well as this, Rebirth contains many new defensive items, these include: Gnawed Leaf, which allows Isaac to temporarily turn into invulnerable after staying still for a second; Holy Mantle, which allows Isaac to absorb the damage of one hit per room; and Pyromanic, which allows Isaac to heal when being struck by explosions, rather than being harmed by them.

Dynamic Items and Item interactions

Quite a few items in the original game allowed for extremely powerful synergies. However, these stacked effects did not always appear or behave how the player might have assumed.

With Rebirth, the item stacking has been reworked to allow for many more dynamic effects. For example, any items giving the player a laser based attack, now dynamically generate the laser.

System Requirements

PC

Minimum

  • OS: XP
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Discreet video card
  • Hard Drive: 449 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core 2.0 (or higher)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 and higher, ATI Radeon HD-Series 4650 and higher, Nvidia GeForce 2xx-Series and up
  • Hard Drive: 449 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes

Mac

Minimum

  • OS: 10.8
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Discreet video card
  • Hard Drive: 449 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes

Recommended

  • OS: 10.9
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core 2.0 (or higher)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 and higher, ATI Radeon HD-Series 4650 and higher, Nvidia GeForce 2xx-Series and up.
  • Hard Drive: 449 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes

Linux

Minimum

  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Discreet video card
  • Hard Drive: 449 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes

Recommended

  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core 2.0 (or higher)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Discreet video card
  • Hard Drive: 449 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes

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