Nintendo Concerned By "Questionable Religious Content"
Edmund McMillen has confirmed that The Binding Of Isaac, his addictive and thoroughly disturbing 21st century roguelike, has been denied a 3DS release by Nintendo. Apparently they're concerned about its somewhat unsettling themes of infanticide, matricide and potentially sacrilegious iconography not quite gelling with their usual lineup.
“After a long internal debate Nintendo has decided NOT to allow the Binding of Isaac on the 3DS,”
“As many assumed the reasons were due to the games ‘questionable religious content’”
Once again, McMillen extols the virtues of Steam, and suggests that their acceptance of controversial material is part of the reason why they're the "top dog of digital distribution." You can read our full The Binding Of Isaac Review for more details.