Some PS3 owners have had a disastrous weekend with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - with reports of tearful game sessions caused by deleted save data cropping up online.
Multiple users have reported seeing the message "save file corrupt, will now overwrite, press X to continue" after they attempt to load their save file.
Pressing X then irreversibly erases save data - and no matter how many swear words you project at your console it ain't coming back.
One user - speaking via our colleagues at GamesRadar - said he put three hours into the game only to receive the error, which required him to start from scratch.
"Castlevania only uses 1 save file, so I advise you all to back-up your save on a USB stick just in case," wrote user Valefor on the PSU forums. "I'm pissed off about this, but I'm glad I was not too far into the game,"
Another forum user had an even more heartbreaking story, having his save file erased right after he reach the final boss. "I think I'll go cry in the corner now," GameSpot user GenkiTofu sobbed.
Xbox 360 users are apparently reporting a similar problem, except save files aren't erased and everything runs smoothly afterwards.
We've contacted Konami to see what's going on.
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