- Deluxe physical music release celebrates two decades of dramatic turnabout trials
- Pre-orders open for 6LP collection featuring music from mainline Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice series
- Limited Edition with ‘attorney’s badge gold’ discs exclusive to Laced Records
- Brand new sleeve artwork by superfan illustrator ultimatemaverickx
London, 19th April, 2022 –
All rise out of respect for a venerated series…
It’s been 20 years since courtroom adventure Ace Attorney™ began life on the Game Boy Advance with the release of Gyakuten Saiban (‘Turnabout Trial’) in Japan. The series’ lovable characters, witty dialogue, and iconic “Objection!” finger point have found fans all over the world, selling well over 6 million copies. With an anime and a live-action movie, as well as multiple manga series, stage plays, escape room games and orchestra concerts (among other adaptations) to date, Ace Attorney has transcended the world of videogames.
To celebrate the occasion, Capcom and Laced Records are deepening their video game soundtrack courtship with the announcement of the Ace Attorney 20th Anniversary deluxe vinyl box set. The release presents a selection of 121 specially remastered tracks from six mainline games in the series: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Justice for All, Trials and Tribulations, Apollo Justice, Dual Destinies, and Spirit of Justice.
Pre-orders are open for the Limited Edition (exclusive to www.lacedrecords.com) featuring six ‘attorney’s badge gold’ heavyweight vinyl (the Standard Edition features traditional black discs and will also become available to pre-order from some third-party retailers.) LPs slip into spined, printed inner sleeves, all housed in a deluxe rigid board slipcase.
The sleeve features gorgeous new illustrations by ultimatemaverickx (DeviantArt profile), the Capcom superfan artist behind Laced Records’ celebrated Mega Man™ vinyl sleeves. The front cover character parade brings together the attorneys and their allies, while the rear panel gathers the dastardly prosecutors. Inner sleeve pieces depict reimagined moments from across the six games, such as Franziska von Karma whipping Detective Gumshoe into line, and the gang hanging out at the Wright Anything Agency offices.
Down the years, the zany exploits of Wright and co have been soundtracked by distinctively hooky, melodic music loops. An Ace Attorney score can cycle through myriad palettes, including upbeat pop and rock, downtempo funk and jazz, melodramatic synth, orchestral grandiosity, spiritual chanting, clownish ditties, and dreamy electro. Reminiscent of TV soaps, game shows and news broadcasts — as well as ‘80s and ‘90s movie scores — there’s a playfulness to the series’ music that’s irresistibly endearing. And who can forget that quintessential video game music moment when the soundtrack kicks up a gear during cross-examination after presenting the right evidence?
Composition duties for the first three games fell to Masakazu Sugimori (Viewtiful Joe), Naoto Tanaka aka Akemi Kimura and Noriyuki Iwadare; while Toshihiko Horiyama (Mega Man series, Onimusha), Hideki Okugawa, Shu Takumi and Masami Onodera contributed to subsequent games.
The Ace Attorney 20th Anniversary Boxset 6LP vinyl can be pre-ordered now:
🇺🇸 USA and 🇨🇦 Canada store — www.lacedrecords.com
🌍 Rest of world outside USA and Canada — www.lacedrecords.co
For more information on Ace Attorney visit: www.ace-attorney.com
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including groundbreaking franchises Resident Evil™, Monster Hunter™, Street Fighter™, Mega Man™, Devil May Cry™ and Ace Attorney™. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Tokyo, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.
Capcom, and the Capcom logo are registered trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd. in the U.S. or other countries. Ace Attorney, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil and Street Fighter are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries, in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.
About Laced Records:
Laced Records is the world’s leading video game soundtrack record label.
The team prides itself on creating the best special edition vinyl sets on the market — for games new and old, from the biggest blockbusters to the most intimate indies. It offers full label services including product design, mastering, manufacturing, worldwide physical and digital distribution, and marketing.
As well as operating a trusted, direct-to-consumer store internationally, Laced also supplies products to major and specialist retailers around the globe.
Alongside Laced Audio (music & sound services), Laced Publishing (soundtrack publishing admin) and Laced Catalogue, Laced Records is part of AudioDev — A Keywords Studios Collective.
Ace Attorney 20th Anniversary Boxset
Capcom Sound Team
Price: GBP £100 / USD $120
– 121 remastered tracks from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Justice for All, Trials and Tribulations, Apollo Justice, Dual Destinies and Spirit of Justice
– Music by Masakazu Sugimori, Naoto Tanaka aka Akemi Kimura, Noriyuki Iwadare, Toshihiko Horiyama, Hideki Okugawa, Shu Takami and Masami Onodera
– Six heavyweight ‘attorney’s badge gold’ vinyl (Limited Edition); black vinyl (Standard Edition)
– Deluxe 3mm spined disc sleeves
– Rigid board slipcase
– Original illustrations by ultimatemaverickx
Disc 1 (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)
Defendant Lobby - So it Begins
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Court is Now in Session
Cross-Examination - Moderato 2001
Tricks and Deductions
Phoenix Wright - Objection! 2001
Cross-Examination - Allegro 2001
Pursuit - Corner the Culprit
The Truth Revealed 2001
Jingle - There's No Stopping Here
Initial Investigation 2001
Maya Fey - Turnabout Sisters 2001
Dick Gumshoe - That's "Detective Gumshoe," Pal!
Reminiscences - Maya's Sorrow
The Steel Samurai: Warrior of Neo Olde Tokyo
Reminiscences - The DL-6 Incident
Heart of the Investigation 2001
Victory! - Our First Win
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Ending
The Ballad of Turnabout Sisters
Rise from the Ashes - Opening
Reminiscences - The SL-9 Incident
Ema Skye - Turnabout Sisters 2005
Disc 2 (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All)
Justice for All - Opening (Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by J. S. Bach)
Ringtone (Richard Wellington)
Defendant Lobby - So it Begins Again
Justice for All - Court is Now in Session
Cross-Examination - Moderato 2002
Magic and Tricks
Pursuit - Confront the Culprit
The Truth Revealed 2002
Ringtone (Phoenix Wright)
Pursuit - Confront the Culprit (Variation)
Jingle - There's No Sleeping Tonight
Initial Investigation 2002
Maya Fey - Turnabout Sisters 2002
Reminiscences - Fire-Licked Scars
Shelly de Killer - A Deadly Gentleman's Delight
Pearl Fey - With Pearly
Triumphant Return - Miles Edgeworth
Hotline of Fate
Heart of the Investigation 2002
Reminiscences - Ballad of The Steel Samurai
Triumphant Return - Franziska von Karma
Victory! - Another Win
Justice for All - Ending
One Prosecutor's Musings - Until We Meet Again
Disc 3 (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations)
Defendant Lobby - So it Will Always Begin
Trials and Tribulations - Court is Now in Session
Cross-Examination - Moderato 2004
Phoenix Wright - Objection! 2004
Cross-Examination - Allegro 2004
Pursuit - Catch the Culprit
The Truth Revealed 2004
Dahlia Hawthorne - The Visage of What Once Was
Godot - The Fragrance of Darkness; That is Coffee
Larry Butz - When Something Smells, It's Usually Me
Furio Tigre - Swingin' Tiger
Reminiscences - The View from Dusky Bridge
Reminiscences - The Bitterness of Truth
Victory! - An Eternal Win
Trials and Tribulations - Ending
Disc 4 (Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney)
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney - Opening
Defendant Lobby - So it Begins Anew
Cross-Examination - Moderato 2007
Apollo Justice - A New Era Begins!
Cross-Examination - Allegro 2007
Pursuit - Gotta Corner the Culprit
Trucy's Theme - Child of Magic
Klavier Gavin - Guilty Love
Ema Skye - Science-Minded Detective
Initial Investigation 2007
The Guitar's Serenade
Lamiroir - Landscape Painter in Sound
One Solitary Cell - Darkness
Heart of the Investigation 2007
Reminiscences - A Forgotten Legend
Victory! - A Win for Us
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney - Ending
Disc 5 (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies)
Dual Destinies - Court is Now in Session
Cross-Examination - Allegro 2013
Jingle - Times Like These Call for a Break
Trucy's Theme - Child of Magic 2013
Athena Cykes - Let's Do This!
Bobby Fulbright - In Justice We Trust!
Simon Blackquill - Twisted Swordplay
Apollo Justice - A New Era Begins! 2013
Mood Matrix - It's Analytical Psychology Time!
Pearl Fey - With Pearly 2013
Miles Edgeworth - Triumphant Return 2013
Heart of the Investigation 2013
The Dark Age of the Law
Victory! - A Win for Everyone
Pursuit - Completely Corner the Culprit (Variation)
Cap'n Orla's Swashbucklers - Oh, We Be Pirates
Swashbuckler Spectacular - A Truth-Plundering Author
Disc 6 (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice)
A Quiet Prayer
Spirit of Justice - Court is Now in Session Overseas
Cross-Examination - Moderato 2016
Dance of Devotion
Phoenix Wright - Objection! 2016
Cross-Examination - Allegro 2016
Pursuit - Converge On the Culprit
Initial Investigation 2016
Ema Skye - Science-Minded Detective 2016
Apollo Justice - A New Era Begins! 2016
Maya Fey - Turnabout Sisters 2016
Rayfa Padma Khura'in - Indomitable Royal Priestess
The Plumed Punisher: Warrior of Neo Twilight Realm
Athena Cykes - Courtroom Révolutionnaire 2016
Dhurke - A Dragon Never Yields!
Victory! - A Win in All Aspects