In an attempt to curb second hand sales, Capcom has made it impossible to delete the Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D save data. Yes, you cannot start a new game. Capcom is known for making such moves, since some PSN games like Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 cannot be played offline, and PSN game sharing was stated as the reason behind it.
This has obviously resulted in a gamer backlash, and some stores like EB games in Australia are going to remove the game from sale, according to Vooks.net. “Our source says that this is due to the game not having the ability to be started fresh, meaning that any re-sell of the game is basically useless,” Vooks wrote.
Capcom believes that it won’t impact the second hand sales, “The game’s value at second-hand in the UK is not affected by whether or not the game can have its data reset,” they said to Eurogamer. One of the two people that owns a 3DS in India is an IVG member, so we will keep you updated on this development as we get our hands on more information.