STAGE 69: The Ace Attorney Series

Originally released for the Nintendo GameBoy Advanced in Japan in 2001, The Ace attorney series was well received by critics and gamers alike with Capcom even crediting the series with helping to popularized the visual novel genre to Western audiences when it debuted for the Nintendo DS in 2005.

Created by writer and director Shu Takumi and originally conceived as a trilogy, The Ace attorney franchise has become one of Capcom’s most strongest and popular current intellectual properties to date.

After the initial 3 games were ported to the DS, The series would gain longevity afterwards when Takeshi Yamazaki took over the reigns of the series for future sequels and spin-offs.

The initial games would focus on the titular main character of the series Defense attorney Phoenix Wright and mentor Mia Fey and would later introduce Mia’s younger sister Maya into the fold after Mia’s unfortunate murder.

The series subsequent sequels would introduce more characters like Phoenix’s understudies Apollo Justice and Athena Cykes, All who are then given the challenging task of investigating various court cases in order to defend their clients by Finding the truth as they cross-examine various witnesses through each case and spotting inconsistencies between the testimonies and the evidence they have collected.

Later spinoffs would have the players take control of prosecutor Miles Wedgeworth, Phoenix’s rival at the time and later Ryūnosuke Naruhodō, phoenix’s ancestor: Further expanding the world of the Ace Attorney series and its characters, resulting in it being such a beloved series both critically and commercially that various adaptations such as a live action film an anime, manga , drama CDs, musicals and stage plays have been produced as a result.

with that being said we here at the Nostalgia Road Trip Network think that the greatest aspect of the series is its Music. SO, with that out of the way it’s time to gather your evidence as we cross examine these amazing tracks in this stage of the Retro VGM Revival Hour as we cover the ACE ATTORNEY SERIES!


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Full track listing:
===========Game – Composer – Title – Company========

1.) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Masakazu Sugimori & Naoto Tanaka – “Cross Examination (Allegro 2001), Pursuit (Cornered), Confess the Truth 2001 & Phoenix Wright (Objection! 2001)“- October 12, 2001 – Capcom Production Studios 4/Capcom – GBA, Nintendo DS, Windows PC, Nintendo WiiWare, iOS, Android, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, PS4 & Xbox One

2.) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Justice for All – Naoto Tanaka – “Phoenix Wright (Objection! 2002), The Truth Revealed 2002, Berry Big Circus & Maya Fey (Turnabout Sisters 2002)“ – October 18, 2002 – Capcom Production Studios 4/Capcom – GBA, Nintendo DS, Windows PC, Nintendo WiiWare, iOS, Android, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, PS4 & Xbox One

3.) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Trials and Tribulations – Noriyuki Iwadare – “Defendant Lobby (So it Will Always Begin), Cross Examination (Allegro 2004), Pursuit/Catch the Culprit (Variation) & Godot/The Fragrance of Darkness That is Coffee” – January 23, 2004 – Capcom Production Studios 4/Capcom – GBA, Nintendo DS, Windows PC, Nintendo WiiWare, iOS, Android, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, PS4 & Xbox One

4.) Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney – Toshihiko Horiyama & Hideki Okugawa – “Cross Examination (Moderato 2007), Pursuit (Must Corner), Klavier Gavin (LOVE LOVE GUILTY), Troupe Gramarye & Apollo Justice: A New Chapter of Trials!“ – April 12, 2007 – Capcom – Nintendo DS, iOS, Android & Nintendo 3DS

5.) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Dual Destinies – Noriyuki Iwadare – “Phoenix Wright (Objection! 2013), Suspense 2013, Confess the Truth 2013, Florent L’Belle (I am Beauty) & Apollo Justice: A New Chapter of Trials! 2013” – July 25, 2013 – Capcom – iOS, Android & Nintendo 3DS

6.) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Spirit of Justice – Noriyuki Iwadare, Toshihiko Horiyama & Masami Onodera – “Andistan’dhin (Head Banging), Troupe Gramarye 2016, Ema Skye: The Scientific Detective 2016 & Athena Cykes: Courtroom Révolutionnaire 2016“ – June 9, 2016 (Digital Only) – Capcom – iOS, Android & Nintendo 3DS

7.) Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth – Noriyuki Iwadare & Yasuko Yamada – “Confess the Truth 2009, Shi-Long Lang (Speak Up, Pup!), Reminiscing (False Relationships), Crisis of Fate & Prosecutor’s Murmur: Promise to Meet Again“ – May 28, 2009 – Capcom – iOS, Android & Nintendo DS

8.) Ace Attorney Investigations 2 (Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth 2) – Noriyuki Iwadare – “Confrontation (Moderato 2011), Miles Edgeworth (Objection! 2011), Confrontation (Presto 2011), Trial of Fate & Sebastian Debeste (First Class Farewell)” – February 3, 2011 (Japan Only) – Capcom – iOS, Android & Nintendo DS

9.) Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Tomohito Nishiura & Yasumasa Kitagawa – “Bewitching Puzzles, Labyrinthia, Professor Layton’s Theme (ver.1), In Flight & Phoenix Wright (Objection! 2012)” – November 29, 2012 – Capcom & Level 5/Level 5 – Nintendo 3DS

10.) Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Bōken (The Great Ace Attorney: The Adventure of Ryūnosuke Naruhodō) – Yasumasa Kitagawa & Hiromitsu Maeba – “Naruhodou Ryuunosuke (Prelude of an Adventure), The Great Straying (Suspense 1), Naruhodou Ryuunosuke (Objection!), Sherlock Holmes (The Great Detective of the Foggy Town) & Barok van Zieks (Grim Reaper of the Great Court)” – July 9, 2015 (Japan Only) – Capcom – iOS, Android & Nintendo 3DS

11.) Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Kakugo (The Great Ace Attorney 2: The Resolve of Ryūnosuke Naruhodō) – Yasumasa Kitagawa, Yoshiya Terayama & Hiromitsu Maeba – “Prelude to a Girl Defense Attorney, The Great Detective’s Friendship, The Great Secret Trial (Court Begins), Partners (The Game is Afoot!) & Prelude to Pursuit“ – August 3, 2017 (Japan Only) – Capcom – iOS, Android & Nintendo 3DS

12.) Project X Zone 2 – Masakazu Sugimori – “Pursuit/Cornered (Ace Attorney)” – November 12, 2015 – Monolith Soft/Bandai Namco Entertainment – Nintendo 3DS

13.) Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – Hideyuki Fukasawa – “Theme of Phoenix Wright :Turnabout Mode (Pressing Pursuit) & Objection! 2001” – November 15, 2011 – Capcom & Eighting/Capcom – PS3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, PS4, Windows PC & Xbox One

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