Christian Svensson, who is a senior vice president at Capcom, has conditioned the Western launch of Ace Attorney Investigations 2 to the success of other titles in the series that will be ported soon.
On the official blog he stated, “Ace Attorney Investigations 2 isn’t being held hostage so please don’t read this that way but if do well, they certainly can’t hurt.”
The executive added, “Justification for higher forecasts via stronger than expected sales in the franchise would be helpful.”
Ace Attorney Investigations 2 is the second game in a spin-off series that uses Miles Edgeworth as the main character.
Edgeworth was originally the main antagonist of the Ace Attorney series.
The game has been available on the DS handheld in Japan since February 2011.
Ace Attorney 5 was announced by Capcom in January this year and will be first title in the series designed with the 3DS Nintendo handheld in mind.