The Binding of Isaac being remade for consoles and PC

Edmund McMillen's cult hit The Binding of Isaac is being remade by a new team courtesy of a to-be-revealed publisher. The goal is to bring the remake to consoles and PC some time next year.

"It will be a new game with all new graphics, music, etc it will also feature an expansion sized pack of all new content, bosses, characters enemies, items etc," McMillen described. In addition, the remake is expected to add local co-op.

"The remake will be more than just an expansion," McMillen said on his Formspring account (via Game Informer). "The whole game will be remade and rebalanced."

McMillen says that he is aiming to release his game on all of the platforms, and Sony has already expressed interest in having the title. Microsoft apparently also wants the game, "but only time will tell if anything gets signed." Nintendo previously refused the game, due to its religious content.

The remake will also arrive on PC, but because it is a totally different game, "there will be no compatibility" with the original release. Save files will not transfer, and a new purchase will be required to access the new content. The game will arrive in 2013 at the earliest. "The game isn't in full development yet," McMillen revealed. "I would assume if it starts soon it will probably take 9-12 months to finish."