Namco Bandai Joins Capcom in 3DS Permanent Save Feature

No wiping of data in Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions.

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Namco Bandai Joins Capcom in 3DS Permanent Save Feature
Namco Bandai's been getting a lot of stick with its upcoming Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions release - the publisher is following the lead of Capcom's Resident Evil: The Mercenaries and implementing a permanent save feature into the 3DS title.

A statement was released by the company that didn't really clarify anything, but hoped to quell the dissent from fans the world over. "There is no way to erase the save from within the game itself without misusing the hardware, causing corruption," apparently. No explanation was given as to what corruption would take place. Data? Hardware? Political?

But hey, permanent saves aren't even a thing, says Namco Bandai. "It takes a very long time to get high scores on all the games to fill up the rankings as each game is a stand-alone title. [It] would take an average person 8-10 hours depending on skill level to max out. With 6 games, that's 60+ hours to fill up everything with good high scores."

An excellent way of diverting attention from the point of everyone's contention - that the feature does well to lock consumers out of trading in their 3DS games once they're done with them. For that, Namco Bandai had no comment.

Planning on buying the game? Does this bother you? Are you a serial trader? Let us know in the comments box below.

Source: Shacknews

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Ryan550 1 Aug 2011 19:30
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I am not surprised at this... Its most likely going to become a trend in an obvious way to attack the pre-owned market..
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