Capcom on Mercenaries 3D Data Reset: Pre-Owned 'Not a Factor'

It's because of replayability, man.

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Capcom on Mercenaries 3D Data Reset: Pre-Owned 'Not a Factor'
Is Capcom pulling a fast one on the pre-owned market by refusing to allow gamers to reset their data on Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D? Not at all, the company says. Not at all, at all.

Tiny Cartridge speculated that a notice within the game's manual - stating "saved data on this software cannot be reset" - was a direct shot across the bow of second-hand retailers. In a statement, Capcom denied that was the case.

"Secondhand game sales were not a factor in this development decision, so we hope that all our consumers will be able to enjoy the entirety of the survival-action experiences that the game does offer," a spokesperson said.

"In Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, all mission progress is saved directly to the Nintendo 3DS cartridge, where it cannot be reset," said the company. "The nature of the game invites high levels of replayability in order to improve mission scores. In addition, this feature does not remove any content available for users."

Hm... would that be a good enough reason to remove such functionality? Let's debate this, like debating gentlemen, in the forums below!


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