Once you progress in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, out tomorrow in the US and on Friday in UK/EU, the way you play will forever be changed. That's because the game does not allow you to reset your save data. That's right – if you buy the game used or from a friend, you'll forever remain stuck with the previous owner's file and whatever they've unlocked.

While some have speculated that this is a move to combat profit losses to used game sales, Capcom has announced that this will not lower the value of preowned copies.

What do you make of this relatively unprecedented move? Let us know in the comments.

[source gamepro.com, via eurogamer.net]