PS3 owners might want to play something other than Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for a while, as their saved games may be in grave peril.
Much like a vampire, the PS3 version of Lords of Shadow has a dark thirst, a gnawing hunger that it is compelled to feed. Only it's not the blood of the living that the game must consume, it's their saved games, which is much less terrifying, but incredibly irritating all the same.
Affected players receive error messages that read "Save file corrupt, will now overwrite, press X to continue." Pressing X causes the game to devour the save, erasing the player's progress in the process. Konami has acknowledged the problem, and says that it only affects a small number of players. It is, however, working on a patch to correct the issue, although there is no word on when it might arrive.
Until the patch is ready, it might be wise to back up your saved game or even just play something else. The chances of you losing your progress might be small, but better to be safe than sorry, right?