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GameStop To Take Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Trade-Ins

GameStop has evaluated the Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D save system and has decided to allow trade-ins of the game

Yesterday, some anecdotal reports from GameStop employees surfaced, suggesting that the store would not be accepting trade-ins of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D for Nintendo 3DS, on the grounds that users are unable to reset their save data. This strange decision by Capcom has been widely interpreted to be a direct attack on the preowned games market -- as with this system in place, preowned copies of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will be "soiled" by the previous owner's save file which cannot be removed.

We contacted GameStop yesterday to find out if the company would be continuing to refuse trade-ins on the game. This is the official statement from the retailer:

"GameStop did ask the US store base to stop accepting trades on Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D as we evaluated the save system for the game. Upon further review of the process with our publisher partner, Capcom, GameStop will resume taking trades on the game effective Wednesday, June 29 [today]. For more information regarding the game's save system, please contact Brian Keltner with Capcom at [email protected]."

There you have it, then. If you're planning on picking up a preowned copy of the game in the near future, bear in mind that you won't be able to start from scratch -- and be sure to check out our review before you pick it up at all!


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