The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth†

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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Switch retail release confirmed for Europe

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.

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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will no longer be a Switch launch title

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will no longer be a Switch launch title

But it's still coming in March, and includes a 20-page instruction booklet.

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is still coming to Nintendo Switch in March, but it's not going to be ready for the console's 3rd March launch, as previously announced.

The good news is that every first print of the retail game will include two limited sticker sheets, a reversible alternate cover, an Isaac face sticker, and a full-colour 20-page instruction booklet.

Remember when games came with instruction booklets? Oh how fun those were to whet one's appetite on the ride home from the store. This one even hearkens back to the days of yore with its Zelda-referencing cover. Fitting as pretty much everyone who buys is a Switch is going to gorge on Zelda for the first few weeks after the console's launch anyway.

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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will be a Switch launch title in North America

Nothing says wholesome family fun like Edmund McMillen's creepy roguelike The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, which is now slated to launch alongside the Nintendo Switch in North America.

So far its release has only been announced for North America, but publisher Nicalis, Inc. is campaigning for a European launch too. It's currently asking for retweets on Twitter.

Price-wise, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will cost $39.99 on both the eShop and retail. You can already pre-order it from Amazon and GameStop.

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