Game publisher Capcom has added a new and infuriating feature to its new Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D game for Nintendo 3DS that prevents consumers from reselling the game.
The game has been designed in a way that it makes it impossible for users to reset the saved data on the game in order to replay.
“The nature of the game invites high levels of replayability in order to improve mission scores. In addition, this feature does not remove any content available for users”, Capcom said.
This means that once users finish the game, they won’t be able to resent the game and play it all over again. It will be pointless to lend the game to friends and they won’t be able to start a fresh game and unlock the levels themselves.
The move will seriously reduce the resale value of the game, something with Capcom wanted. However, the company claims otherwise.
“The game's value at second hand in the UK is not affected by whether or not the game can have its data reset," said Capcom. "Customers in the UK will not experience a reduced second-hand value should they wish to trade in their purchase."