We’ve been getting details about a rumored “Ace Attorney 5” from the house of Capcom for quite a while. Today, however, we’ve received official confirmation that Phoenix Wright will return this autumn to the 3DS eShop. Controversially, however, the game is only being released digitally. Some see this as an issue, and Capcom is aware of this, issuing this statement:
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.
Which ever way you look at it, Phoenix Wright is back in the spotlight. Who could object to that?