Nasty Binding Of Isaac Patch Causing Crashes On 3DS

Nasty Binding Of Isaac Patch Causing Crashes On 3DS

The Binding of Isaac finally arrived on 3DS — specifically, New 3DS — a few weeks back, but it’s been a bumpy launch for roguelike fans, as they have run into a series of unfortunate glitches.

Fans on NeoGAF and the game’s subreddit are reporting frequent and repeated crashes while simply playing the game:

Some of the issues were introduced as part of a recent patch for the game, oddly enough.

That patch was meant to address some characters, bosses and enemies being invisible.

(Thanks to KenKenz55555 for the clip!)

On August 1, Nicalis founder Tyrone Rodriguez tweeted a fix was coming — but it’s not here yet. Rodriguez claimed the crashes weren’t their fault, so it remains unclear what the problem is.

(Nicalis worked closely with Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen on Rebirth.)

McMillen tried to give players an update yesterday, but the situation remains vague.

“In the works” doesn’t help people who are running into the issues right now. It’s especially troublesome for a game that’s built around playing the game over and over and over again.

“I’ve taken to the habit of exiting a run after making substantial progress so that if my 3DS freezes on me mid-level I don’t have to re-do an an entire floor” is not a fun way to play a game.

Nicalis has not yet responded to my request for comment.


  • Can’t say I’ve had that issue. Oh yeah, it’s not available here on our 3DS’

    • When they announced the release date I must have skipped over the part where it said US-only and checked the eShop many times over two days until I looked up the announcement again and saw the region restriction. I was very sad.
      Although, on the bright side, it looks like I may have dodged a bullet. The worst of it should be patched by the time it comes out down here.

      • I was the same. I was itching to download it. Sure, can get it on the PC. But convenience of the 3DS. So was bitterly disappointed when it was nowhere to be seen. Even if we might avoid all the issues with it whenever it eventually gets released.

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