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[UPDATE]: Saved game data crashes for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

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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.

“Save file corrupt, will now overwrite, press X to continue” 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.

Source: CVG

Last Updated: October 11, 2010


  1. I hope this is sorted with a patch before the game releases on friday if true. It doesnt sound very credible to be honest. There are more than 30 reviews out and not one has mentioned it.


  2. Imphobia

    October 11, 2010 at 16:28

    I played the hell out of this game on PS3 for the past few days and so did other people in my house and none of us run into any problem. Maybe some people are just turning their game off when they shouldn’t? Or maybe it’s just another case of a very vocal minority.


  3. Miklós Szecsei

    October 11, 2010 at 18:28

    You’re right it is probably a vocal minority. But still, a number of other sites are reporting on it so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give a heads-up here; it might save one or two people a headache when they start playing.


  4. Nick de Bruyne

    October 11, 2010 at 18:59

    I’ve also been playing the ps3 version for a couple of days already and I luckily haven’t run into any problems myself. Touch wood


  5. V@mp

    October 11, 2010 at 19:31

    Hope this isn’t the new trend for PS3 games.
    F1 apparently has a similar problem on the PS3.
    Luckily i haven’t come across it *knock on wood*


  6. DevilsThunder

    October 11, 2010 at 23:10

    I was just playing shut off my game during the chapter selections and then I come back on and now I gotta start from scratch!


  7. DevilsThunder

    October 11, 2010 at 23:10

    I was at the FINAL BOSS too forgot to mention


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