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While it may be an eShop-only release in the West, there are likely to be a keen group of Nintendo portable gamers eagerly awaiting Capcom's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, a new entry in the popular series. It's the fifth entry in the main series, but not the fifth overall in the franchise, as that honour went to Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, a spin-off with the character who's confirmed to appear in the latest entry.

Unfortunately this title's sequel never made it out of Japan, with no notable indications of a third title in the sub-series since 2011. In an interview with Siliconera, however, producer Motohide Eshiro has expressed his desire to make another entry in the series, assuming he can rustle up the relevant resources.

As far as a continuation of the Investigations series goes, I would love to do another one, personally, and I know [scenario director] Mr. Yamazaki would also be interested in getting something like that spun up.

It would be a matter of securing the appropriate personnel within Capcom and getting everything planned, so I intend to try to do something with that in the future, but I can’t make any promises.

Naturally, the fate of this prospective title in the West is uncertain, as not only did the second not get localised but, as we've seen with Dual Destinies, Capcom is hesitant in terms of whether a substantial enough market exists outside of its homeland. Rather like a lot of third-party games on Nintendo systems, it seems to be a case of "buy this game, or you won't get any more"; we'll see how Dual Destines fares on the eShop.