Capcom officially announced yesterday that Phoenix Wright is back to bring justice in the court room to the west in the newly named Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. However, they also revealed the Nintendo 3DS game will only be available as a digital download. Today, the company has responded to a query from Nintendo Everything asking about the decision to leave retail in the shadows and plough forward with digital-only releases in the Nintendo eShop:
“Historically it’s been tough to attract long-term retail support for Ace Attorney titles. With the release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies we wanted as many people as possible to be able to enjoy the game for as long as possible. With that in mind we have opted for a digital only release via the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
“We understand that this decision may upset fans who wanted to have a physical version of the title to add to their collection but we believe this direction is the best to take to ensure that fans are able to enjoy the game at their own leisure.
“We will be confirming details on the price point soon so please stay tuned for more information on the latest in the Ace Attorney series.”