No Hope for Retail Release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies in USA

Capcom has confirmed that there will be no retail release for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies in the United States. Earlier, Capcom noted the fact the the game could be released at retail if there was enough interest for it, but it seems like Capcom didn\’t see that interest in the game. As a result, Capcom is going with their original plan of releasing the game as a digital-only eShop download. The news came out during an interview with Motohide Eshiro, the producer of Ace Attorney.

In response to fan feedback we looked into a western physical release of Dual Destinies but from the beginning of the project, one of our goals has been to bring the game to the western market much more quickly than we have been able to in the past. As text adventures, the Ace Attorney games require a lot of time for localization, so we really moved the proverbial mountains and had a lot of people work very hard to get the text localized as quickly as possible—while of course maintaining the high quality level fans are accustomed to.

As part of this, we made the decision to release on digital only in the west in order to take manufacturing time out of the equation and allow the release date to be as early as possible. So the answer is, no, Dual Destinies will be a digital download-only release in the west.

What do you find of this news? Were you hoping to buy the game at retail, or were you leaning towards Capcom’s digital release?

Eli Pales
Eli buys virtually every Nintendo title that comes out but has expanded his collection to include amiibo. He hasn't taken them out of their boxes, though, so he might be a bit insane. When not playing video games, Eli likes writing about politics and games. He also runs a decent amount. Outside.