Title Update Can Corrupt Your Files
Public service announcement: A new title update for Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is corrupting a small but significant number of save files, especially for existing Dragon's Dogma owners who are transferring their saved progress over for the first time. Capcom urges you to back up your saves to the cloud or a USB drive just in case, and play the title offline if you run into problems as a temporary workaround.
I'm currently working on a Dark Arisen review of both the complete package and new content. Early impressions: tough, satisfying, melancholy and very reminiscent of another dark and soulful game that's just on the tip of my tongue.