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.



  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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