Although it was announced as a downloadable release only, Capcom may bring Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies to retail in the west if it sees enough demand.
Producer Motohide Eshiro mentioned in a recent interview that a physical release was possible, which sparked furious interest on the Capcom Unity forums. Senior vice president Christian Svensson soon joined the thread to explain that nothing is locked down now, but fans can help Capcom USA make it happen.
“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,” he wrote.
“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.”
The latest Ace Attorney game, Dual Destinies is expected in northern autumn.