Upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will retain its second-hand value despite preventing gamers from deleting save data, Capcom has insisted.
This morning it emerged that saved data on The Mercenaries 3D, out in the UK this Friday, cannot be reset.
Eurogamer has since verified the reports, and the inclusion of the restriction in the European version of the game.
Some speculated this was an effort on Capcom's part to combat second-hand sales.
But a Capcom spokesperson told Eurogamer this morning that the game's value will not be affected by the new feature.
"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."
So that's that, then. When was the last time you checked to see whether a video game allowed you to reset save data before trading it in or buying it second-hand?