Image credit: Swergu
Image credit: Swergu

Yesterday, Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth players got to play as Satoru Iwata. The former head of Nintendo died in 2015. Every year since, he’s appeared in the game on December 6, his birthday. Afterbrith never made it to Wii U or 3DS, so was the first time the tribute was on a Nintendo platform.

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This is kind of a dubious honor. Given the games subject matter and content, I’m surprised that Nintendo allowed them to do that.

EDIT: OH WOW. I need to check my reading comprehension skills. I could have sword the article said “on the switch,” but it doesn’t.