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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies to see no physical release

Whilst western fans eagerly await courtroom action that only Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies can provide, producer Motohide Eshiro has struck a final nail in the coffin as to whether the game would see a physical release.

In order for the game to be localised and brought to market more quickly, it will only be made available through the Nintendo eShop, removing the need for manufacturing time during the process.

“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,” Eshiro began in his explanation in a Capcom Unity interview.

“As text adventures, the Ace Attorney games require a lot of time for localisation, so we really moved the proverbial mountains and had a lot of people work very hard to get the text localised 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.”

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