Earlier in the year, Capcom announced Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies for a Fall release in the West, as a download-only title via the Nintendo eShop. Now, it looks like a physical release for the game may be in the cards after all, says Capcom USA senior vice-president Christian Svensson.
In the days after we announced AA5 for the West being digital only, and the requests of others for a physical release, we mobilized our US team to put together possible options that may address the concerns.
As a part of that process, [producer] Eshiro-san and I have met mulitple times, including the morning where he gave the interview where he made the statement above. I was not quite ready to open the possibility to folks until we had a few more ducks in a row but Eschiro suggested he mention the potential in an an interview he was having that afternoon.
So, if you’d like to be heard, you can post on this thread (I’ll leave it open), PM me on Capcom-Unity or hit up my twitter (@chrissvensson) as many folks already have. I need some additional ammo and these requests fit that need.
If things go well and demand is there, in a few weeks I may be able to present an option that puts the ball back in the fans’ court (in “tennis” terms, not “of law” terms). I want to stress the word “may” so as to not misrepresent the situation or promise anything. We are trying. Again, timing and pricing would be at a disadvantage to the digital option as an assumption you should make.
On the [Ace Attorney Investigations 2] front, Eshiro is very much a man who could push make that happen so I’m glad who whoever asked that question, did so, but I’ve got nothing more I can add there. I feel the point above is valid.
Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies is scheduled for release in the West this Fall.