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The Binding of Isaac dev teases Switch release

Afterbirth+ DLC slated for PC this year, along with an iOS port.

The Binding of Isaac is almost definitely coming to Nintendo Switch, based on a pretty strong hint from its creators.

A new item coming to Afterbirth+ lets you temporarily freeze time.

Publisher Nicalis' founder Tyrone Rodriguez hinted on the game's blog that The Binding of Isaac's upcoming DLC expansion, Afterbirth+, would be coming to "PlayStation 4, Xbox One and one more console." (Emphasis ours.)

He further added, "Sorry no PS Vita or Wii U versions. Date? Spring 2017- we're already working on the console versions."

So if it's not Wii U or Vita, that doesn't leave a lot of room for other consoles that aren't the Switch. Unless he considers the 3DS a "console", but then he'd just say 3DS. Our take is that there's some contractual obligation preventing the publisher from formally making a Switch announcement - just as Bethesda has shied away from confirming Skyrim's release on the platform, despite it being revealed in the console's announcement trailer.

In other The Binding of Isaac news, Rodriguez confirmed that the Afterbirth+ expansion will launch by the end of the year on PC. As stated above, the add-on will come to console in the spring.

Furthermore, the iOS version of The Binding of Isaac is "in the final phase of beta testing" and is likewise due "this year, to coincide with AB+ on PC."