Hold it! An Ace Attorney 20th Anniversary vinyl box set is up for pre-order

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It’s been over 20 years since Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney first launched in Japan on the Game Boy Advance as a Gyakuten Saibanand while we’ve had to wait until 2005 in the west, there’s no denying the franchise has become one of the most beloved on DS and beyond.

With The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles releasing last year to rave praise – including from us in our review – it’s no wonder Capcom is celebrating. We already have a concert next month, but it’s not enough.

Capcom has teamed up with Laced Records to create a vinyl box set covering all six main games in the series – that’s Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Justice for All, Trials and Tribulations, Apollo Justice, Dual Destinies and Spirit of Justice. And they are more beautiful than a cup of coffee from Godot:

These beautiful vinyl sleeves come with stunning new artwork from ultimatemaverickxwho was also responsible for the amazing art on the mega man vinyls. They capture the fun spirit of Ace Attorney games while featuring multiple characters and their unique personalities. They are absolutely perfect for any fan of the series.

Across the six albums, there will be 121 remastered tracks. And the big names who composed the music for the series have not been lacking. Masakazu Sugimori (Viewtiful Joe, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective and Murder by Numbers), Naoto Tanaka (Mega Man X5 – X8, Bayonetta) and Noriyuki Iwadare (Lunar, Grandia and Langrisser series) are famous for working on the first three Games.

Lineups for the last three games went to Toshihiko Horiyama (Mega Man X series, Onimusha: Warlords), Hideki Okugawa (Street Fighter III, Dead Rising, Resident Evil 5), Masami Onodera (Monster Hunter Explorer), and series creator Shu Takumi — on occasion.

These are all the songs you can listen to while you sit back, relax and imagine yourself in court:

Disc 1 (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)

In front of
Defendant’s Lobby – So It Begins
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Court is now in session
Cross-examination – Moderato 2001
Tips and deductions
Phoenix Wright – Objection! 2001
Cross-examination – Allegro 2001
Pursuit – Coin the culprit
The Truth Revealed 2001
Jingle – There’s no stopping here
Initial survey 2001
Maya Fey – Turnabout Sisters 2001
Dick Gumshoe – It’s “Detective Gumshoe”, mate!

B-side
Reminiscences – Maya’s Sorrow
simple folk
The Steel Samurai: Warrior of Neo Olde Tokyo
Reminiscences – The DL-6 Incident
At the heart of the 2001 survey
Victory! – Our first victory
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Ending
The Ballad of the Turnabout Sisters
Rise From The Ashes – Overture
Reminiscences – The SL-9 Incident
Ema Skye – Turnabout Sisters 2005

Disc 2 (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice for All)

In front of
Justice for All – Overture (Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by JS Bach)
Ringtone (Richard Wellington)
Accused Lobby – So it starts again
Justice for all – The Court is now in session
Cross-examination – Moderato 2002
magic and tricks
Pursuit – Confront the culprit
The Truth Revealed 2002
Ringtone (Phoenix Wright)
Pursuit – Confronting the Culprit (Variation)
Jingle – There’s no sleep tonight
Psyche-Locks
Initial survey 2002
Maya Fey – Turnabout Sisters 2002
Kurain Village
Fabulous!

B-side
Reminiscences – Fire-Licked Scars
Killer’s Shelly – A Mortal Gentleman’s Delight
Pearl Fey – With Pearly
Triumphant Return – Miles Edgeworth
Fate Hotline
At the heart of the 2002 survey
Reminiscences – Ballad of the Steel Samurai
Triumphant Return – Franziska von Karma
Victory! – Another Victory
Justice for All – End
Reflections from a Prosecutor – Until We Meet Again

Disc 3 (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations)

In front of
Defendant’s Lobby – So it will always start
Trials and Tribulations – The 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 face of what once was
Godot – The perfume of darkness; It’s coffee

B-side
Larry Butz – When Something Smells Bad, It’s Usually Me
Furio Tigre – Swinging Tiger
“Turnaround Beginnings”
Reminiscences – The view from the dark bridge
Hazakura Temple
Reminiscences – The bitterness of the truth
Victory! – An Eternal Victory
Trials and Tribulations – End

Disc 4 (Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney)

In front of
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney – Overture
Accused Lobby – So it starts again
Cross-examination – Moderato 2007
Trance-Deductions
Apollo Justice – A New Era Begins!
Cross-examination – Allegro 2007
Pursuit – I have to catch the culprit
Theme of Trucy – Child of magic
Klavier Gavin – Guilty Love
Ema Skye – Science-minded detective
Initial survey 2007
Eccentrics 2007
guitar serenade

B-side

Lamiroir – Sound landscape painter
“Return to Succession”
Drawn Studio
A Lonely Cell – Darkness
At the heart of the 2007 survey
Reminiscences – A forgotten legend
Victory! – A victory for us
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney – Ending

Disc 5 (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies)

In front of
Dual Fates – The Court is now in session
Cross-examination – Allegro 2013
Jingle – Times like these call for a break
Theme of Trucy – 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 time for analytical psychology!

B-side
Pearl Fey – With Pearly 2013
Miles Edgeworth – Triumphant Return 2013
At the heart of the 2013 survey
The Dark Ages of Law
Victory! – A victory for everyone
Chase – Completely pin down the culprit (Variation)
Cap’n Orla’s Swashbucklers – Oh, We Be Pirates
Swashbuckler Spectacular – A Truth Looting Author

Disc 6 (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice)

In front of
A silent prayer
Spirit of Justice – The Court now sits abroad
Cross-examination – Moderato 2016
devotional dance
Phoenix Wright – Objection! 2016
Cross-examination – Allegro 2016
Pursuit – Converge on the culprit
Initial survey 2016
Ema Skye – Scientifically Minded Detective 2016

B-side
Apollo Justice – A New Era Begins! 2016
Maya Fey – Turnabout Sisters 2016
Rayfa Padma Khura’in – Indomitable Royal Priestess
The Feathered Punisher: Neo Twilight Kingdom Warrior
Athena Cykes – Breakthrough Courtroom 2016
Dhurke – A dragon never yields!
Victory! – A victory in all aspects

That’s a pretty hefty selection of bangers out there. If you want to get your hands on the gold records, these are only available in the limited edition version. These six “heavy” vinyls are available for pre-order now from Laced Records in North America and global. A standard version of the black disc will also be available on the website, as well as at select third-party retailers. The collection is expected to ship in October.

Are you going to pre-order this set? Let us know in the comments.

Jack L. Goldstein