Capcom learns from Resident Evil 3D save data controversy

All mission progress in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is saved directly to the 3DS cartridge, where it cannot be reset, a decision that didn’t go down well with many fans – and one publisher Capcom now says it’s unlikely to repeat. US senior VP Christian Svensson told Capcom Unity in a video interview: “I think it’s fair to say there was never quite the malicious intent that the conspiracy theorists out there would have you believe. I think it’s also fair to say that in light of the controversy it’s generated, I don’t think you’re going to see something like this happening again.” The impact the decision has had on sales is hard to judge. Despite being the highest-ranked new entry on this week’s UK all formats chart, The Mercenaries 3D debuted at a lowly number 21.