Capcom’s latest game for the 3DS, “Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D”, has a little “feature” that doesn’t become clear until you read the manual: it only has one save slot, and you can’t erase the data in that save slot. Well…yet. We’re sure hackers are hard at work doing just that.
Why is Capcom doing this, especially after they just managed to enrage gamers with their terrible DRM for downloadable games that left PlayStation owners unable to play when PSN was down? To prevent used game sales, of course! Apparently, Capcom is convinced that gamers will see that they can’t get any unlockables for themselves and say, “Darn! I guess I’ll just have to buy a new one!”
You know, because gamers think like that. At all.
We’re looking forward to A) the 3DS hacker community wiping this out like a swarm of zombies and B) Capcom sheepishly admitting what a bad idea it was in a press conference a year or so from now.
[ via the save scummers at Geekosystem ]