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The Mercenaries 3D save files cannot be erased

Monday, 27th June 2011 02:45 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Here’s one for the “excuse me, WTF” files: you can not delete your Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D save files. Ever.

A Neogaf user posted a snap of the game’s manual confirming the, uh, “feature”.

Bad news for perfectionists – and for those who like to trade in used games, since anybody who purchases a used copy won’t be able to start a fresh save.

According to Esuteru (as translated by Tiny Cartridge) Japanese retailers are giving only a very small amount of credit on trade-ins, the equivalent of about $6.

Is this Capcom’s latest ammunition in the anti-trading war? Or some sort of bizarre technical failing? We’ll poke Capcom.

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D releases in the US on June 28, Australia on June 30, and Europe on July 1. Japan has had it since early June.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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5 Comments

  1. Christopher Jack

    lol, that’s disappointing, especially for a portable game.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Lightmanone

    If this isn’t a good reason for hackers to get started on the R4-3DS version, that I don’t know what is….

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    How bizarre. And moronic.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    They did it on purpose it says so in the manual. Its a way to fight used Games market.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. sb319

    A great many DS and GBA games have had the same issue. Why is this now news?

    #5 4 years ago

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