Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies has been out in Japan for over a month and is not far from being released in the West.

While Japan has a physical copy of the game, 3DS owners overseas will need to make do with a download-only version.

Western gamers were given a beacon of hope when Christian Svensson, who was Senior Vice President of Capcom USA at the time, said he was was pushing for a boxed copy for North America at least. Unfortunately, he has now left the company and the dream of a physical copy more or less left with him.

Indeed, Capcom has now confirmed without a shadow of a doubt that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies will only be available in the eShop in the West.

Speaking during a Q & A session on the Capcom Unity forums, Ace Attorney producer Motohide Eshiro reaffirmed the reason behind the download-only route is so localisation does not take as long, allowing people to get their hands on the game as soon as possible.

Eshiro also confirmed the West will get all the additional costume DLC, despite the quiz pack not making the journey overseas:

In addition to the pack of three costumes that is already out in Japan, we are working to ensure that western users can also get the additional AA3 Phoenix costume which, in Japan, is part of the quiz DLC that we’ve previously stated won’t be coming to the west due to cultural localization issues.

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