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The Binding of Isaac iOS rejected by Apple due to “violence towards children”

Apple has refused to approve The Binding of Isaac for release on iOS devices due to content depicting “violence towards children.”

Nicalis founder Tyrone Rodriguez has been hyping up the iOS release of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth for a few weeks now, posting many images of the game on his Twitter.

Unfortunately, Apple, also known as the fun police, has rejected the game’s application to be released on its devices.

“C’mon, wtf… Apple” reads one tweet, accompanied by an image of the iTunes Connect message rejecting the game (via Polygon).

Apple’s message reads, “Your app contains content or features that depict violence towards, or abuse of, children, which is not allowed on the App.”

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is already available on a number of platforms, including PS4, Nintendo 3DS and PC.

Nintendo is well known for censoring controversial content, and had no problem launching The Binding of Isaac on various platforms.

The company did reject an earlier port of the game, but this was due to religious overtones as opposed to child abuse and violence.

However, when you take one look at The Binding of Isaac, it’s easy to see where Apple drew such conclusions.

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The game follows a young boy fleeing from his mother through purgatory, who happens to be on a mission from god to end her child’s life.

Isaac’s character designs are bloody, playful and disturbing, punctuated by Edmund McMillen’s iconic art style.

Hopefully Apple changes its mind, as we’d love to grind through The Binding of Isaac the next time we’re on the bus.

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