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Nicalis and Headup Games form strategic alliance, starting with The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

Coming to European retail for Nintendo Switch in Q2 2017

Nicalis and Headup Games are teaming up to bring  The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+  to European and Australian retail for Nintendo Switch.

But this is not the only good news. To put it in the words of Casablanca: " Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." Stay tuned for more news on this strategic partnership, going way beyond just the release of  The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ , with more details to follow at a later stage. 

" Nicalis has sought a partner that can take good care of our European fanbase. And with Headup Games, we've found it. They're going to do their best to ensure our games get into the hands of European players." states Tyrone Rodriguez, president of Nicalis.

" We are thrilled to be working on The Binding of Isaac again. A couple of years back we launched the PC Collector's Edition for the very first Isaac game on PC, and it's time to open a new chapter for our favorite little boy", adds Dieter Schoeller, founder of Headup Games.

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+  will come to European retail for Nintendo Switch in the second quarter of 2017 with a suggested retail price of 39.99 €.


About The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

When Isaac’s mother starts hearing the voice of God demanding a sacrifice be made to prove her faith, Isaac escapes into the basement facing droves of deranged enemies, lost brothers and sisters, his fears, and eventually his mother.

The Binding of Isaac  is a randomly generated action-shooter with heavy RPG and Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey, players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac's form, giving him superhuman abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets, and fight his way to safety.


  • Over 500 items and weapons
  • 20 different endings
  • 13 playable characters
  • Over 50 unique bosses, each with multiple variations
  • New playable character
  • Online Leaderboards and Daily Runs
  • 30+ Challenge modes
  • Over 6000 rooms with over 4 billion possible combinations
  • Bestiary! (enemy collection page that keeps track of everything you kill in game)

About Headup Games

Headup Games is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector. Active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices and PC, the company has released over 100 titles since its establishment in 2009. With over 50 million customers served on mobile and a further several million players on the PC and consoles, Headup Games is always looking to raise awareness and commercial success for developers thinking outside the box. More information can be found at  www.headupgames.com


About Nicalis, Inc.

Based in the United States and founded in 2007, Nicalis, Inc. is an independent developer and publisher with a proven track record that includes well-polished games like  Cave Story1001 Spikes and  The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+. For more info, e-mail pr@nicalis.com .


Copyright © 2017 Nicalis, Inc., All rights reserved.

Published by Headup Games GmbH & Co. KG

For further inquiries please contact Gregor Ebert at press@headupgames.com .

For press inquiries directed at Nicalis, Inc please email pr@nicalis.com .


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