Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Mar 292024

There’s a lot we could be talking about right now – Uchikoshi’s cryptic tweets, Corpse Party II localization, Cupid Parasite fandisc release date, Reynatis gameplay footage – but let’s talk about Miles Edgeworth instead.

Around a month ago, Capcom opened an Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy popularity poll. Fans were asked to vote for their favorite character from the Apollo Justice Trilogy, and the top 3 characters would be featured in new artwork.

Well, the results are in… and the #1 most popular character in the Apollo Justice Trilogy is Miles Edgeworth!

Phoenix Wright (Apollo Justice version) and Apollo Justice himself came in 2nd and 3rd place respectively, so art director Takuro Fuse released a beautiful new piece of artwork featuring the three of them together.

Also ranking in the top 10 were Trucy Wright, Klavier Gavin, Simon Blackquill, Phoenix Wright (Dual Destinies/Spirit of Justice version), Maya Fey, Athena Cykes, and Ema Skye. I’m satisfied with Blackquill ranking #6, if surprised that he lost to Klavier, and pleased to see Athena in the top 10.

But while Phoenix managed to rank in the top 10 twice, the most impressive thing here is that Edgeworth took the #1 spot. (Although who knows, maybe Phoenix would have won if he wasn’t counted as two separate characters.) I love Edgeworth, but he barely qualifies as an Apollo Justice Trilogy character. Of the 16 cases in the Apollo Justice Trilogy, I believe he only appears in 3.

This follows in the footsteps of last year’s poll about which character you’d want to defend you, which Edgeworth won despite being a prosecutor for the majority of his appearances.

It would seem Edgeworth is so popular that he can win any Ace Attorney popularity poll he technically qualifies for. If Capcom wasn’t planning to remaster Investigations, I’d bet they’re considering it now. Speaking of which, if you’ve been keeping track of Capcom acknowledging Investigations 2, Fuse’s message about the new artwork mentions that Edgeworth in his vest “has not been shown since the opening of Ace Attorney Investigations 2.”

Look, I still believe a new Ace Attorney game should and will come first, but a remaster of Investigations & Investigations 2 feels more likely than ever now… because if Edgeworth really is this popular, it’ll fly off the shelves.

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  2 Responses to “Edgeworth Wins Yet Another Official Popularity Poll”

  1. I do think it’s funny that Hobo Wright and Phoenix Wright are voted on as separate characters. But I’ll take the Edgeworth love and also hope for a potential future official translation!

    • I do wonder what would have happened if there was only one Phoenix vote. Would his voters have come together and given him the #1 spot? Or would people who like one depiction but not the other have voted for other characters instead?

      Yes, as silly as it is for Edgeworth to win this one, I’ve got my fingers crossed for good things to come from it!

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