Originally, Ace Attorney Investigations Didn’t Star Edgeworth

By Spencer . August 13, 2009 . 2:46pm

image Miles Edgeworth is the lead character in Ace Attorney Investigations. His name is even in the title as a key selling point for fans, but it wasn’t always that way. At one time Capcom considered using Ema Skye, the peppy forensic scientist who first appeared in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney as the lead.


“The director originally proposed to use Ema as the main character,” Motohide Eshiro, Producer. “But, according to the feedback we got from our fans it seems Edgeworth was the more popular character. So we decided to listen to the fans and use the more popular character.”


I followed up and asked Eshiro what other character should have a spin-off. “Personally, I really like Edgeworth, but if we were to make another series why not make a game with Gumshoe? We can have Ace Detective!”


Check back tomorrow for the full interview with Eshiro where we talk about Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth even more and the creation of the logic system.

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  • Zvarri! I thought Luke Atmey was already the Ace Detective!

  • How about Ace Judge?
    I really like Ema. Edgeworth is …so cold sometimes.

    • Aoshi00

      Actually Edgeworth is really humorous in this one, not in an out of character way, but his interaction w/ his trusty detective Gumshoe, childhood rival Franziska, and Kay the newcomer thief is just pirceless causing many chuckles. And I won’t spoil it, Edgeworth is actually a huge fan of “…..”, lol. Kudos to the producer and writer for including all the in jokes, which Apollo Justice kind of lacked due to a whole new cast.

  • Aoshi00

    I’m glad they didn’t choose Emma to be the lead, I especially don’t like how she turned out in Apollo Justice after 7 years, she just isn’t all that friendly to Apollo.

    • Joanna

      agreed. Emma was very bitter. I like Edgeworth a whole lot more, so I’m glad he is the star instead of Emma. It’s nice that the developers actually listened to fan feedback. :D

  • Kris

    I’d totally buy a game based on Gumshoe. Emma, not so much.

  • jj984jj

    They need to do a Godot Gyakuten Kenji ASAP! They should do a similar game for Ema Skye too, unlike Gumshoe she wouldn’t need a prosecutor to escort her on her missions though.

  • Trotmeister

    Edgeworth >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ema

    ‘Nuff said.

  • maxchain

    Well, heck, why not make all three!

  • I would totally play Ace Detective XD

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