The previously scheduled Nintendo Switch launch title The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ has been pushed back and will no longer be a launch title on March 3 when the new console is scheduled to be released. The game will still be released in March although not on the day that the Switch will launch.
Tyrone Rodriguez, the co-founder of Nicalis, said that they were unable to confirm the revised release date until now because of issues beyond their control. Although the release of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ has been delayed, Nicalis announced that there are some new items for the first-run copies of the physical game. The case initially was supposed to have a reversible alternate cover and two sheets of stickers that feature the game’s characters.
It was announced that the new package will also include an Isaac face sticker and a full-color instruction booklet. Rodriguez says that the little details of the game pays homage to the 8-bit era and has some never-before-seen art inside. He also adds that none of the physical items will be included in the future production runs for the Switch version of the game. The package will only be available for the initial production run of the physical game for Nintendo Switch, as reported by Polygon.
Afterbirth+ is an expansion to the base game The Binding of Isaac. The DLC pack launched on PC last month and will also be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Nicalis however did not say whether those versions were still on track for the scheduled release in Spring 2017. The Binding of Isaac’s previous expansion was launched in October of 2015 entitled Afterbirth and then made its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles in May 2016, as published by GameSpot.