With the release of Dai Gyakuten Saiban in Japan, there are now nine games in the Ace Attorney series. And one of the coolest things about the series is how they take the songs and remake them while still keeping a common musical theme from iteration to iteration.

Take the “Objection!” track for example. It is used at the climax of each trial in the series and while the versions of it below can be quite different from one another, they all share the same core musical theme.


Objection! 2001 – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney


Objection! 2002 – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All


Objection! 2004 – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations


Objection! 2007 – Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney


Objection! 2009 – Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth


Objection! 2011 – Gyakuten Kenji 2


Objection! 2012 – Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney


Objection! 2013 – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies


Objection! 2015 – Dai Gyakuten Saiban


The track “Questioning” or “Cross-Examination,” heard when you are investigating a witness on the stand, also has had quite a fun evolution.


Questioning ~ Moderato 2001 – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney


Cross-Examination ~ Moderato 2002 – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All


Questioning ~ Moderato 2004 – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations


Questioning 2007 – Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney


Cross-Examination ~ Moderato – Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney


Questioning ~ Moderato 2013 – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies


Questioning ~ Moderato 2015 – Dai Gyakuten Saiban

Isn’t it cool how the Ace Attorney game soundtrack always feels both old and new at the same time?