Zombie hunters that have been fuming over not being able to delete user data from Capcom's just-released Nintendo 3DS title, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, can now turn to a third-party solution. EMS Production's NDS Adaptor Plus is a USB dongle designed to back up your Nintendo DS and 3DS saves, but Siliconera confirms that it can also be used to wipe data from the catridge.
The device, which sports a slot for sticking your game cartridge into, plugs directly into a computer's USB port. From there, players have the option of backing up save files on a PC and clearing out personal data, even with games like The Mercenaries which embrace the permasave. The only catch is that the NDS Adaptor Plus doesn't appear to play well with Macs, though it's good with all versions of Windows from Win 98 onwards.
No price is listed on the EMS Production website, but eBay listings put it at around $30. That's a lot of extra money to spend for those who buy the game used and just want to start fresh with new user data.