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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. The game now 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

  • Fully re-tuned, balanced, and improved gameplay
  • Ability to save and return to a play session
  • Two player local co-op
  • Three new playable characters
  • Over 150 new items
  • Additional bosses, enemy types, special rooms, and variations to room sizes
  • An option to save and share an image of Isaac upon completing a run
  • A Normal and Hard difficulty setting. Certain items only available in Hard mode.

Characters

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

Items

Dynamic Items and Item interactions

Brimstone (no demon visual yet) + Spoon bender (Homing Attack).

Quite a few items in the original game allowed for extremely powerful synergy. Items stacked effects though not always visual or how the player might have assumed. With Rebirth the items stacking is being reworked to allow for many more interesting combinations and dynamic effects. For example any items giving the player a laser based attack, now dynamically generate the laser. This leads to very interesting situations while items giving the attacks an additional passive effect are also in play.

Tiny Planet

Isaac with his orbital Tear shots.

A small moon shaped object which gets embedded in Isaac's head. It maximizes the range stat but makes all tears revolve around Isaac's body, much like an attack fly. This causes a number of tears to revolve around Isaac, much like the Duke of Flies' flies. Each tear rotates around Isaac roughly twice and are given the spectral passive allowing shots to pass through objects.

Bomb Upgrade

An item that causes Bombs to explode in a cardinal cross pattern (similar to the Bomberman franchise).

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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