Last month Capcom announced Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies was coming to the West later on this year. However, it will only be released as a digital download on the 3DS eShop, while Japan will receive a fully fledged boxed copy.
This was naturally good news for fans of the series, as the game finally had a release date, but many were disappointed they wouldn't be able to get a boxed copy to sit nicely on their shelf with the previous titles.
Well, in a new twist, the game's producer Motehide Eshiro has told Polygon a boxed copy is still a possibilty if people show enough desire for it.
Capcom USA senior vice president Christian Svensson has since backed up Eshiro-san, and speaking in the Capcom Unity forums he said he'd like to push for a boxed release of Dual Destinies - the only thing is he needs ammunition to convince others, so in a call to arms he wrote the following:
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.
So if you want to see Phoenix Wright's latest adventure make it as a fully fledged retail release in the West you'd best get pestering!
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies will be available to download this Fall in the West and will emerge in Japan next month.
Would you like to see a boxed copy of the game make it over alongside the download version? Let us know in the comment section below.