Ed McMillen demystifies the Binding of Isaac remake project
Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen has taken it upon himself to compile a helpful list of features and details about the forthcoming remake project for his game, which should clear up most (if not all) the queries people have about it. The PC-relevant information is that Nicalis will be handling the bulk of porting duties (most importantly, getting it out of Flash) and that McMillen will “try to” get owners of the PC original a pre-order discount of some sort.
Though Nicalis will be helping out, McMillen says that “I will be lead designer on the project, making sure things are as perfect as we can make them and as true to the original as possible.” He’ll be the one designing any new content or features.
The remake will have “all the content featured in BOI+Wrath but will also feature another Wrath sized expansion over the top that will feature a new final chapter, ending, 2 new playable characters and tons more items, rooms, enemies, bosses and the like,” plus some bits that had to be cut from the original due to limitations. It’ll feature two-player local as well, so you can experience the horror of Isaac’s basement with a good friend.
You can also expect a full 16-bit style makeover for the graphics, because McMillen thinks it’s “kinda appropriate/funny to do a demake for the remake,” along with some new music by composer Danny B,
Development is set to begin on 1 January 2013, with a view to complete by the end of that year.