Nintendo Switch Gets Another Launch Title

Nintendo Switch Gets Another Launch Title

The Nintendo Switch‘s launch lineup has grown by one.

Publisher Nicalis has announced that The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will be available for the hybrid system at launch on March 3 alongside the system. “It means that there is more than just The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on launch,” the publisher said on the game’s blog (via IGN).

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There will be a physical, disc-based version of Afterbirth+ available at retail, while the game will also be sold digitally via the Nintendo eShop. The $40 package comes with Rebirth, Afterbirth, and Afterbirth+

Nicalis founder Tyrone Rodriguez teased that the “first few thousand” copies may include “something special,” though he did not share any further details.

The image above shows what The Binding of Isaac looks like on the Switch in portable mode.

Below is a rundown of the Switch launch titles, which now span six games. Some have criticized the Switch’s launch lineup for being too limited (the Wii U had 23 launch titles). In the wake of this, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said launch is “not the be-all and the end-all.”

“It really is the steady pacing of content that continually reinforces for the people who bought into the platform why they made a smart choice, as well as what compels people who might be sitting on the sidelines to jump in,” Fils-Aime said.

Nintendo Switch Launch Titles (March 3):

  • 1-2-Switch
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
  • Just Dance 2017
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Skylanders: Imaginators
  • Super Bomberman R