Nintendo’s decision to reject the Binding of Isaac from their eShop will not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with Team Meat’s procedurally generated Roguelike dungeon crawler, especially since Nintendo was the company that originally colored all the blood in Mortal Kombat II green.
In Edmund McMillen’s (of Team Meat) recent series of tweets, he reveals that the title was rejected by the big N after a “long internal debate,” and that the reason cited was “questionable religious content” probably referencing the fact that Binding of Isaac’s story has elements related to Abraham and his son’s story in the Bible. In Binding of Isaac, Isaac’s mother hears a voice from above that demands the sacrifice of her sinful son, which results in Isaac fleeing straight into a dungeon, where he must fight monsters and collect money along the way.
Those who are disappointed with this recent development should keep in mind that the game can still be played through Steam. Don’t worry about system requirements, it’s not Crysis.