This one’s slightly odd. Capcom have, for some reason, removed the ability to reset a player’s progress in this week’s 3DS version of Resident Evil: Mercenaries.
The lock out was spotted on the back of the game’s box (it’s out in the US) and means that, once you’re done with the game, anyone else wanting a shot will have to carry on from your current save – it can’t be deleted.
You’d think this would be to reduce the game’s appeal in the all-important second hand market, but the developer says otherwise.
“The game’s value at second-hand in the UK is not affected by whether or not the game can have its data reset,” Capcom said.
“Customers in the UK will not experience a reduced second-hand value should they wish to trade in their purchase.”
We’re of the opinion that this is a bit off – it’s always nice to start a game afresh and despite what Capcom are saying, this would put some of us off buying the game second hand.
The game’s published by Nintendo here in the UK, and we’ll have a full review as soon as possible.