Monday, April 21, 2014

No objections here - there's a Phoenix Wright piano arrangements album in the works

The Phoenix Wright series of games have won a devout following from the Capcom faithful for their blend of courtroom drama and brain-teasing investigation puzzles - but one aspect that many players cherish about these unobjectionable games is their smooth, jazzy soundtracks.

Handled by a revolving door of noteworthy VGM composers, the music of the various Phoenix Wright / Ace Attorney games hasn't really cracked its way into the mainstream in the same way that the Objection! meme did when the series was young.  In fact, it seems like the only people who really appreciate - or even recognize - the music of Phoenix Wright are the ones who have played through the games.

That's going to change this week, however, thanks to an upcoming Ace Attorney piano collections album due out on April 23.

Featuring music from the first three games - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Justice for All, and Trials and Tribulations - the album will feature 19 tracks spread out across soft, piano solo arrangements (11 tracks) and CD original arrangements (8 tracks).

Check out the video below to get an idea of what your ears are in for.

Unfortunately - as there's almost always an unfortunately with these sorts of things - the Phoenix Wright piano collections album is only for sale on the store and it's retailing for 3,000 yen (~$29.50).

Given the popularity of the franchise, however, it's very likely that it'll show up on CDJapan before too long - so, those with less scruples than Mr. Wright will probably be able to download it by the end of May if they don't feel like importing it.