The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ missed the Switch launch window, but still managed to make it to North America by 17th March on both the eShop and as a retail release. The European and Australian releases, however, were MIA. Now we've got confirmation on a release window, a physical version, and a price.


The European and Australian releases will cost €39.99 (or your local equivalent) and a physical edition will hit retailers via publisher Headup Games, who has partnered with the game's North American publisher Nicalis.

The pair announced that this PAL version will launch sometime in Q2.

"Nicalis has sought a partner that can take good care of our European fanbase. And with Headup Games, we've found it. They're going to do their best to ensure our games get into the hands of European players," said Nicalis president Tyrone Rodriguez.

What we don't know is whether this European retail release will include all the nifty swag of its North American counterpart. That version's first print included two limited sticker sheets, a reversible alternate cover, an Isaac face sticker, and a 20-page instruction booklet parodying the NES Zelda manuals.

The good news is that the Switch is region free, so if you don't want to wait through this nebulous "Q2" window you could always import a copy or set up a US eShop account.

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