No save data reset for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. I remember a couple guys mentioning this issue on Twitter when the game released in Japan, and apparently it’s also in the U.S. version, according to the manual.
There’s speculation that Capcom deliberately made it impossible for users to delete their save data to discourage used game sales — since those who buy Mercenaries 3D used can’t wipe the save and start over from the beginning, some Japanese shops will only pay very low prices (as low as $6!) for pre-played copies.
So, it sounds like it’s working for Capcom in Japan at least. But it’s not a great way to reward the fans who just dropped $40 on your game…
Preorder: Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
[Via Vyse the Legend]