Every now and then it turns out to be a good thing that we gamers in SA occasionally get delayed release dates. This is one of those times. Pissed off people all over the internet are reporting that the PlayStation 3 version of Konami’s latest release is deleting saved game files like it’s nobody’s business.
â€œSave file corrupt, will now overwrite, press X to continueâ€ is not a message you want to be greeted with upon trying to continue your game, but there are a number of people receiving this delightful treat since the game’s launch.
It gets worse.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow uses only one saved game file, which means that if it gets deleted, you start the game from scratch. For us in South Africa the game only releases this Friday (15 October) so there might be a fix for it by then. Alternatively, if you’re planning on starting the game at least you’re going to do so with this information in the back of your mind, so backup your save file!
Evidently, the Xbox 360 version of the game has a similar error, just without the deletion of the file, meaning people aren’t losing their progress. For multiple platform owners, I think the Xbox version is the one to go with for now, at least until Konami has an official response and update.
Note: this error is not affecting everyone, so don’t panic just yet as you might wind up being one of the lucky ones.
UPDATE: as was expected, Konami is aware of the issue and is beavering away on a patch.
Last Updated: October 11, 2010