One of the more anticipated ports for the Nintendo Switch finally got a release date. Thanks to a Tweet from developer Nicalis Inc. fans now know The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will launch on the Nintendo Switch on March 17, 2017.
Originally, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ was intended as a launch title for Nintendo’s newest home console, blaming the desire to create a physical edition for the delay. Along with a physical edition, Nicalis Inc. will include a manual along with the game itself.
— Nicalis, Inc. (@nicalis) March 8, 2017
Priced at $39.99 USD for either the physical or eShop bundle, it looks like the price experimentation with Switch game prices is ongoing. This has been a topic of discussion among Nintendo Switch owners, as Super Bomberman R and 1-2 Switch are priced at $49.99 USD each.
Regardless of cost, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ released on Steam on Jan. 3, 2017 and currently has a pretty positive rating from users, though it’s less expensive on Steam and it comes with the original The Binding of Isaac along with The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth as well.
The Nintendo Switch launched on March 3, 2017, and has since been one of the more successful Japanese console launches moving 313,700 units in that region. Compare that to the PlayStation 4’s 322,100 in its first week and it seems like Nintendo is on the right track, especially considering the Nintendo Switch launched after the holiday season.
Still, more content for that rapidly growing userbase isn’t a bad thing, especially with a bit of time between the next big release in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. After that however, the exact dates for bigger titles on the Switch are relatively unknown Splatoon 2 is slated for a 2017 release, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is slated for a fall release, and Super Mario Odyssey has a holiday 2017 launch.