What follows is a complex, multi-step process that I myself don't find necessary to follow because I'm content with my digital download of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies. And yeah, review coming soon. I'm done with the DLC now. As the header suggests, take a lesson in supply chain management and disintermediation. This article is for those Ace Attorney fans who refuse to get Dual Destinies because it's not a physical, boxed product. They're ignoring all the good reasons for why it isn't one, but I'm here to INFORM!
Obtain the game box. You can do this for $1 by ordering a standard 3DS game case from Nintendo's online store.
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Print out the cover art. Make your colour printer bleed ink (and money) in the process. To cover your game case in a standard way, print out the below exactly that size. Don't ask me about the backside. You don't buy physical games for that side, do you? Turns out someone on Court-Records did this already. Note their backside is taken from DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions, so I don't recommend using it. I had to edit the front side that the guy used to make it LIFESIZE. And get the ESRB M in there.
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Obtain the cartridge. So...The 3DS has this fancy new system of how cartridges work. They look like this.
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Pay for it. It's $30.
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Get Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies onto your SD card (put the SD card in the slot). How do you do this? Well, some game retailers offer this service where you can skip the long lines at the counter. You turn your 3DS on and click the orange icon that looks like a shopping bag. Once that loads, you tap on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies in this "Nintendo eShop", and purchase it. Add the funds from the cards you bought in Step 4. Think of the 3DS game-buying process like a trading card game. You got your eShop cards and your SD cards. You gotta play your cards right to win. It's extra fun.
So you now have Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies on your SD card. Now turn your 3DS off and come home. Once you're home, take your SD card out of your 3DS and put it in the game case from Step 1 and 2. It might not fit perfectly, but if you close the case, it won't fall out or anything. Blame the green movement promoting shoddy casing. Regardless, you now have a physical, boxed copy of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies. Whenever you'd like to play it, take the game out of the case and put it in that weird slot and you're all set to go.
It's in a box. It's physical. You can touch it. And touching is good.
Ludwig is enjoying his 3DS, of course. To repeat, his 3DS friend code is 3351-5164-3598. You'll find that Dual Destinies is listed as his favourite game there.