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Controversial The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth on iOS Launches on App Store

Apple has finally approved the game
January 11, 2017

One of the most anticipated and vexing games in history is now available on the App Store. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth on iOS is available for download today, Jan. 11, for $14.99.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth on iOS follows the story of a boy who, after learning about her mother’s plan to sacrifice him to prove her faith in God, escapes into their home’s basement, where he must fight monsters in a roguelike environment in order to survive.

Studio Nicalis first submitted the game for Apple’s approval in February 2016. However, it was quickly rejected apparently because of the game’s depiction of “violence towards children.”

As MacStories first noted, Apple isn’t the first platform owner to reject Isaac. Nintendo initially rejected the game from the company’s 3DS eShop, before relenting.

The dungeon crawler game was first released as an Adobe Flash application in 2012. It arrived on other platforms, including Xbox One and PlayStation 4, in 2014. The game launches with a 17+ rating on the App Store.

We’ll be providing a full review of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth in the coming days. In the meantime, you can download the game on the App Store.