Capcom Unity has held a Dual Destines Q & A with Ace Attorney Producer Motohide Eshiro. During the Q&A Eshiro revealed that the company currently has no plans to release a physical version of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. The main reason behind this decision is that releasing it digitally takes the manufacturing time out the equation.
“In response to fan feedback we looked into a western physical release of Dual Destinies but from the beginning of the project, one of our goals has been to bring the game to the western market much more quickly than we have been able to in the past. As text adventures, the Ace Attorney games require a lot of time for localization, so we really moved the proverbial mountains and had a lot of people work very hard to get the text localized as quickly as possible—while of course maintaining the high quality level fans are accustomed to.”
“As part of this, we made the decision to release on digital only in the west in order to take manufacturing time out of the equation and allow the release date to be as early as possible. So the answer is, no, Dual Destinies will be a digital download-only release in the west.”